Category Archives: Buber’s Basque Story

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 87

The next few days were a blur. While Javi was at work, Kepa and Maite continued to explore downtown and the beach. They went for a few short hikes in the local parks. However, they most enjoyed the evenings, when Javi was back and Julie joined them. One night, they watched a movie together; another, […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 86

“What the hell happened back there Kepa?” asked Maite once they were back at Javi’s place and in their bedroom. Kepa was finishing brushing his teeth while Maite lay in bed, propped up on the pillows. Kepa shrugged and gave her a thin smile. “That bang from the car took me back. It felt like […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 85

It was late, almost two in the morning, when they finally left the club.  “It’s been so long since I went dancing like that,” said Maite, her cheeks flush from the heat and physical exertion. She sighed as a gentle breeze hit her face.  “You guys have great clubs over there,” replied Javi. “Why aren’t […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 84

Before long, dinner came and went. As they were finishing up, Javi looked over at his cousin and Maite. “Are you still up for dancing?” Kepa looked over at Maite who simply smiled and gave him a slight nod. Kepa beamed as he turned back to Javi. “Bai! Noski!” Javi led them out of the […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 83

After lunch, the small cuadrilla wandered to some of the wine tasting rooms that dotted downtown. At each stop, they got a small glass of wine, just for tasting, before moving on to the next one. It really reminded Maite of the txikiteo of the Basque Country and she felt more at home than she […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 81

The beach was picture perfect. The air was cool, but not cold, just enough to counter the heat of the sun. A gentle breeze came off the ocean, bringing with it the salty smell of the sea. Maite took a deep breath.  “Almost reminds me of home,” she said, suddenly homesick. Javi chuckled. “You haven’t […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 80

Kepa and Maite sat down at the dining room table. In front of them sat a selection of pastries and fruit. Javi brought some cups of coffee as he joined them. “Wow,” said Kepa, “this looks great!” “No problem,” replied Javi. “It isn’t quite bollos de mantequilla, but it’s as close as we can get […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 79

Though Javi and Kepa didn’t drink all that much, it was still late when they finally made it back to Javi’s place. Kepa quietly slipped into his and Maite’s room, into the bed, and was soon fast asleep.  Maite, lying awake next to him, simply smiled to herself. She mused over the time since they […]