Indead they were. I made a frienship which survied more tan 10 years. I visited Onati many times after finishing my studies. My Basques friends visited me in Poland . My son has friends in Onati as well. I made a great friendships. Not saying a world in Spanish I met so many nice people there. Now I speak friends and I am still in touch with Onatises. I try to visit Onati every year. I travel and climbed mountains with my Basques friends. I have only good memories. Eskerrikasko.