A Basque in Boise

… but some things do.

Soccer girl

Soccer girl

There are now co-ed soccer teams for school-age kids in the Basque Country. Girls can play too, and not only that, they can play with the boys. Maybe this is old news for you, but it was a first for me. I was hanging out with my dad, cousin, and uncle at the Otxartaga Berri on Saturday, when I see a group of kids come out of the changing rooms and into the soccer field to warm up before the game. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed a little girl, red headband in place, running around among all the boys. And I had barely recovered from the shock when I hear people speaking in Basque at our very own Ortuella soccer field. Indeed, not everything remains unchanged.

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