Bilbao is a miracle

Bilbao is a miracle

In the 1980’s the city of Bilbao was a total disaster, not the kind of city you wanted to visit. Incredibly high unemployment rates, street violence, drug dealing in every corner and to top all of these, ETA (the now extinct Basque terrorist band) embraced Bilbao for... 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
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
Basque Country based books

Basque Country based books

Summer is coming, and we are finally  going to take some days off.  It has been two years without visiting the beach ( I hate COVID).  This is normally the time of the year when I read the most. I love laying my towel on the sand and letting myself go in the tales... read more
The Community works toguether

The Community works toguether

Here in the Basque Country, the sense of community is very strong. We say we do things in the auzolan way. It doesn’t have an exact translation, but it kind of means that everybody who can help in the community, does. We construct houses, clean the forest, fix... read more
Olentzero, the Basque Santa

Olentzero, the Basque Santa

Olentzero Night in the Basque country – AITA (dad), WHERE IS MY BERET? – I don´t know, I left it on your bed along with your black shirt, the ship skin and your blue bandana. Lucas, you better find the beret fast, I am leaving in five minutes. Girls are... read more