Good news, Hella Basque blog is back!
Like me, many of you were probably saddened when, a few years ago, Hella Basque blog closed shop. We missed her posts and unique views on everything Basque. Well, today we have something to celebrate, as Hella Basque is back! Anne-Marie Chiramberro has revamped her blog and returns with renewed energy and that passion for writing we all remember. Enjoy!
In her words
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am the product of an adorable short couple: a Basque wino father from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains and a shy, French American mother.
I spent most of my childhood involved in local Basque youth activities, notably folk dancing for twelve formative years of my life. While I have retired the dancing shoes for now, I remain passionate about the promotion of Basque culture.
You can find me at Basque festivals across the American West during the summer. Otherwise, I’m usually writing, practicing yoga, watching shows on Netflix, dreaming up my next vacation, and/or cuddling with my cat.
You can also follow Hella Back on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Thanks for passing by: ↓
- Linguae Vasconum Primitiae: The First Fruits of the Basque Language, 1545 (Available in PDF)
- We need to talk
I love your foto of Elizondo!!? We spent 3months last summer!
Though I never commented when your blogs were more regular, I wanted to let you know just how much I enjoyed them. They are rich in content and you express yourself authentically. It revived my faith in a new generation of California Basques who are working to retain culture and history, while being fully integrated in contemporary Cali culture. Yes, I believe we are different. My family has had to work hard to retain what is left of Hegoalde culture from the immigration of my family in the 1880’s. I fully understood the need to take a break, but I am so delighted that you are back. Again many large thank yous for your return.