The 5 perfect classical music albums

The 5 perfect classical music albums

Classical music has the power to transport us to any place in the world or to any time in history. It can also transform our mood. Some pieces help us concentrate, others appease us, and yet others reinvigorate us.  Let me share with you my ultimate Playlist of... read more
How to eat tapas in COVID times

How to eat tapas in COVID times

All around the world now it is fashionable to go to tapas bars, but guess what!! It all started here in the Basque Country and Navarra. Tapas, or “pinchos” as we say in the Basque Country, is not just food, it is so much more. Lonely Planet has said that San Sebastián... read more
The Camino is a very special Road

The Camino is a very special Road

I have seen pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela walking right in front of my parents’ doorway since I was a kid. In fact, the short walk from my parents’ home to my high-school is on the Camino to Santiago. I have shared my daily morning walks to school... read more
My life as a tour guide. Vol. 2

My life as a tour guide. Vol. 2

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. This time I am going to share a... read more
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