San Sebastian, the Pearl of the Basque Country

San Sebastian, the Pearl of the Basque Country

If you ask me to choose one beach in Spain I would have to say “La Concha” in San Sebastian. In fact the Travellers’ Choice Awards has selected it as one of the top 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. San Sebastian’s beach has to have something special because it... read more
No means NO

No means NO

One of the things that shocks most of the tourists when they come to the Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona is that although there is a lot of alcohol involved in the party, there is almost no violence. Locals have always been proud of this. The vibe in town is... read more
The bullfighter’s dress is a piece of art

The bullfighter’s dress is a piece of art

Summer is already here, and it is the time when all around Spain we celebrate bull festivals. No matter how small the village is, for sure there will be a bull related festivity to honor the local Saint.  It might be the world famous  running with bulls or just a... read more
My life as a tour guide – Vol. 1

My life as a tour guide – Vol. 1

As you can imagine, when tour guides get together we “never” talk about our clients… Well maybe a little bit once in a while. Here are some anecdotes of my life as a tour guide! I have changed the names and nationalities of my guests. In four days we should have... read more
Understanding Spain before Guernica

Understanding Spain before Guernica

Our article last week has arised many questions. I always say that  the Guernica painting is a very complex work of art that touches each person on a different level.  In order to go deeper in the understanding of the paintingI have put together a list of books and... read more
Guernica the ultimate Anti War Icon

Guernica the ultimate Anti War Icon

Before getting into Guernica, the painting, let me give you a short introduction to the worlds political climate. It was April 26th 1937, it was the middle of the Spanish Civil War. The country was divided in two political sides, the Republicans (the liberal party)... read more