In July of 2011 I did my first log travel. I went to Santiago de chile (Chile)

In theory I was going to study, but once installed in University I was not happy. Therefore, I bought a cheap bike, grab a surf board for an old lady, and I dedicated myself to enjoy the Chilean nature and its friendly people, at least 5 months from the 6 that lasted my stay. But somedays I already went to University!. There were lots of girls, but they didn,t pay me any attention.

Aupahi.good experiences. Travel.

There´s nothing like sharing with local people (Buchupureo- Chile)

And I haven´t regretted of such a good decision!

Nature and people taught me much more than what I would have ever learned in University. Those 6 months of adventure helped me know myself much better.

This is my favourite chilean clip:

I started working at La Zurriola Surf Eskola in San Sebastian thanks to Aimar Abilleira and Mikel Gaztearena. In contact with nature, people and surfing, it was my dream job. I felt happy and free.  With some money and lots of free time, I could finish my studies of Teaching.

Aupa hi. travelling basque country. surf

 In August of 2013 I was still working in Zurriola Surf Eskola, but unconsciously, I was looking for something different for the future. One night having dinner in a gastronomic society with all my family, talking together after dinner:

Me: Uncle Jose Luis, I´m not sure what I´m going to do in the future, but God! I love walking among people, laughing, listening and telling stories…I think I could be a good fishmonger or Butcher. What do you think?

Uncle José Luis : I think that you need to fill a Land-Rover with people and you have to spread happiness.


aupahi. good experiences. trips. tio jose luis

Uncle José Luis with his caracteristic glance.

Since that dinner I began to think seriously about the possibility of living making people happy. In addition, by then I was already well aware of the fate that supposed to be born in the Basque Country. An excellent territory, with marvellous sea and mountain landscapes , varied weather, hospitable and friendly people, and high quality products. This is the day I can´t get out of my head the profession of my life. Showing people our land making them feel happy. But the Land Rover should wait!



Meanwhile, I have lived some unforgettable experiences, especially making a living in Australia. But I will leave those adventures for a future post.

Aupa hi. travel basque. pure experiences

Mi abuelo Félix

In 1995, the father of my father, my grandfather Felix, had dealings withcattle to have daily bread. In 2015, 60 years after, I want to deal with people to have daily bread.

I would like to thank all of you that have been near me from the bottom of my heart. And also all of you that are coming.


With out you, I am nothing…