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Ryan Brevik

Spanish, Surfing Classes and Living in a Homestay

The USAC program at San Sebastian is a lifelong learner’s dream. I am taking an intermediate Spanish grammar class, an intermediate Spanish conversation class, and a surfing class. The two Spanish classes start punctually at 9 a.m. and finish at … (Read More) Spanish, Surfing Classes and Living in a Homestay

El Camino de Santiago and my visit to Orio and Zarautz

Last Sunday, Karmele, Mikel and I hiked part of the Camino de Santiago from San Sebastián to Zarautz (21.7 kilometers or 13.4 miles). The Camino is known as the Way of St. James. All of the Camino pilgrimage routes lead … (Read More) El Camino de Santiago and my visit to Orio and Zarautz

Las fiestas de San Fermín, el encierro de toros, y los gigantes

This Saturday I went to Pamplona for the final day of the festival of San Fermin. San Fermin is a week-long celebration held annually in Pamplona honoring Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. Every year the festival begins at noon … (Read More) Las fiestas de San Fermín, el encierro de toros, y los gigantes

Amaneceres y atardeceres, Sunrises and Sunsets

In Donostia (Basque name for San Sebastián), the sunrises and sunsets are dazzling and superb. I found it bizarre that both the sunrise and the sunset was over the sea. The sun rises over the sea in the east and … (Read More) Amaneceres y atardeceres, Sunrises and Sunsets

A weekend in France. Bayonne, Biarritz, and La Ruhne.

On Saturday, a group of students and myself visited Bayonne and Biarritz which are located just over the Spanish-French border for our first excursion. Bayonne is an ancient city. In the time of the Romans there existed a Roman encampment … (Read More) A weekend in France. Bayonne, Biarritz, and La Ruhne.

San Sebastián

Hola, Que Tal Amigos? Please let me introduce myself, I am Ryan Brevik, and I am traveling to San Sebastián, Spain to immerse myself in the Basque and Spanish Cultures. After a grueling thirty two hour journey through Seattle, London, and … (Read More) San Sebastián