What a beautiful country I'm now in. Not to take anything a way from Spain, but it sure doesn't feel like I'm there anymore. The locals speak a different language, have differs customs, and are fiercely independent.
My plan from Burgos was to take it easy in the beach town of San Sebastián but the weather wasn't great so I decided to stay three days for cheap in the moutain town of Hernani, actually the highest mountain road in Hernani. The house I'm staying at is 7km straight up. It's rough and rugged just like the people.
I would have never found the place if it wasn't for my new friends Aitir & Laura. They are kind hospitable folks that just happen to be home saving money for a third bike tour. They've been traveling around the world for eight years by bike (it sounds like Turkey and the Himalayas are a must). That's impressive considering I've only been gone one month and it's already, physically, the hardest thing I've done.
They're experiences have already had an impact on the way I think about my trip. I won't get into all the ways they've helped, but here's what type of people they are, currently they're speaking at a fundraiser for the earthquake victims of Nepal, where they biked through twice now.
Videos to Burgos, the Hernani mountains, San Sebastián, etc. to come. They just take a little longer to upload.