The Basque Country - a small Paradise on Earth
Ongi etorri Euskal Herrira - Welcome to the Basque Country
The Basque Country is spanning the border between France and Spain. I am presenting here my impressions of the French Basque Country (Iparralde), which is limited longitudinally by natural boarders, the Pyrenees mountains on the East side and on the West side the Atlantic ocean. The region benefits from them to develop touristic activities and is well known from (wind-) surfer. Leaving the seaside and progressing East in the land is the best way to discover the strong culture that makes the inhabitants so proud, as well as to ear a unique language that probably takes its roots in Pre-Indo-European languages. It is also the occasion to leave the effervescence of renowned surf spots to more quite places, as the one crossed by the Route of Santiago de Compostela.
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