Just love somebody

Just love somebody

It is almost February 14th  ,Valentine’s day, so might as well talk about love or at least about love related issues in the Basque Country.   Let me remind you about the story behind Valentine’s day. We need to go back in time to the 3rd century when in the... read more
The amazing French Basque Coast

The amazing French Basque Coast

La Cote Basque is considered as one of the most beautiful places in France. Just to locate yourself, I am talking about the southern coast line in the west part of France. It stretches from the river mouth of “La Nive” river, near Bayonne, all the way south to the... read more
Basques drink from “botas”

Basques drink from “botas”

If I ask you to mentally picture a Basque, it will probably come to you an image of a man dressed in white and red, drinking some wine from a wine skin. Well I guess it is mostly true. The outfit is correct, especially on festive days, but the wine skin (we call 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
Spring in the Basque Country

Spring in the Basque Country

Basque is a primitive culture that dates back to pre-Roman times. Set in the north west region of the Pyrenees mountains, this is an ancient culture that  celebrates old rituals related to nature.  One of these traditions is associated with  the Joaldunaks –... read more