Basque Country? Maybe it was the daily heart-to-hearts with Leslie, the extended chats with locals (read: I spoke French/Spanish well enough to be understood!), or, simply, the moments of silence we strolled alongside each other, taking in the sights and smells, occasionally stopping for a three-course gourmet meal with wine.
Martin wanted to know how we'd heard about their modern bistro (LaFourchette), how we were enjoying Pays Basque (very much so), and where we'd come from. La chance to be studying in Paris, but wow, how he adores New York. Like so many others, he looks back on his visit fondly. He has a friend living in Brooklyn, too.