“In the Basque country the land all looks very rich and green and the houses and villages look well-off and clean... the houses in the villages had red tiled roofs, and then the road turned off and commenced to climb and we were going way up close along a hillside, with a valley below and hills stretched off back toward the sea.” – From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
“The bulls are my best friends.” – From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
“I swam out, trying to swim through the rollers, but having to dive sometimes. Then in the quiet water I turned and floated. Floating I saw only the sky and felt the drop and lift of the swells.... The water was buoyant and cold. It felt as though you could never sink.” – From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
“‘Hurray for Wine! Hurray for the Foreigners!’ was painted on the banner. ‘Who are the foreigners?’ Robert Cohn asked. ‘We’re the foreigners,’ Bill said.” – From the Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
“The fiesta... kept up day and night for seven days. The dancing kept up, the drinking kept up, the noise went on... Everything became quite unreal finally... All during the fiesta you had the feeling, even when it was quiet, that you had to shout any remark to make it heard. It was the same feeling about any action. It was a fiesta that went on for seven days.” -From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
On the final day with Victor and his girlfriend Alejandra, we slowed down our pace a bit from the previous couple days. We enjoyed a great breakfast at our amazing hotel (see below), and we took out time relaxing.