Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vacilando al País Vasco

Today's word of the day is "amaze": harritu

It is finals week, so what better time to make a blog for this summer?

This summer I have an eight week internship in Bilbao, Spain where I will be working for the Association of Basque Municipalities (EUDEL) which works to support the autonomy and interests of towns in the Basque Country.

I have a lot of packing to do in the next month. From dorm to home and home to Spain. The fun hasn't even begun. I type this now as I look around at my thoroughly lived-in looking dorm room with baskets of clean laundry at the foot of my bed, books stacked jenga-style, and three umbrellas that have collected at the base of my desk due to a weeks worth of rain. Very soon, however, in a whirlwind of activity, I will fly from this homey little nest to the resounding silence of cinder block walls. The echoes at the end always get me.

Words cannot express the prospect of being home. I haven't really had time to think about it until just now and I suddenly get a dopey smile at the thought of the Plaza, the Park, and most of all, my people. I get two weeks and then it is off to Bilbao. After my internship I plan to travel to Paris and London for a few days before coming home in early August.

I think I will blog some in Spanish and some in English . . . but I don't quite know how that'll work out. At the very least we will all learn some basque together.


  1. I hope your time at home is worthy of many more dopey smiles. Also, hoping you'll have steady access to internet in Spain!

  2. Hay, it's your sister. Um, you need to change the title of the blog from Quixoitc to Quixotic. It's cool in the URL, but not on the blog's title at the top of the page. The grammar fascist rides again!!