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
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
My Aunt was a Witch!

My Aunt was a Witch!

When we think about a witch, what normally comes to mind is an ugly, old woman with a wart on the tip of her nose, casting spells over a boiling pot. At least, this is the way Hollywood has portrayed them. It is 100% different from what we consider a witch in the... read more