The Basque Country is an autonomous region located in the North of Spain and Southern France and is culturally and historically different from both France and Spain. This is partly why some of the most interesting places to visit in the Basque Country are truly unlike anywhere else in Europe. Even the Basque language predates … Continue Reading

The next morning, we woke up to a day filled with fun wine-related plans – starting with a firm favourite of mine – a trip to a vineyard. There’s just something about vineyards I just love… not quite sure what that ‘something’ is but the chance to ‘taste’ the wine also adds considerably to my … Continue Reading

The Basque Country is one of those regions in Spain that isn’t necessarily the first place you’d think about visiting in Spain. The name itself makes it sound like it’s a different place entirely and apart from the big cities like beautiful San Sebastian and the brilliant hub of activity that is Bilbao, most people … Continue Reading

Our trip to the Spanish Basque Country was definitely one of the most memorable trips we’ve had! We got to make new friends, eat lots of different and amazing foods to our heart’s contents and become a lot more open to travel. In the past, I’d  (like everyone else I suppose) been particularly keen on visiting … Continue Reading

The name of the towns and villages in the Basque Country sure are a tongue twister! Luckily, they more than make up for it in their sheer charm and beauty when you do visit so it’s definitely worth learning the name (and even a few Basque Country phrases to get you started). Hondarribia is one … Continue Reading

I’d been meaning on putting this post up for ages! 🙂 Essentially, we’d been exploring Gipuzkoa (in the Basque Country) for a couple of days and after this humongous lunch, we ventured across the river from Pasai Donibane (the town we were in) to the neighbouring town. It has been raining just before but in true Basque … Continue Reading

And boy was it something of a revelation! When we visited Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country (in Spain), I had lots of different expectations – that the people would be friendly (this is a popular and rather well known fact), that the language would be dramatically different from Spanish, that the weather would be great… … Continue Reading

Yup! It’s that time of the week/month again! New Video Time! Our YouTube Channel has just been updated with THE FULL VIDEO of our time in the Basque Country. Complete with (awkward) voice-over by me! Check it out and let me know what you think.      

One of the biggest things I learnt this past weekend visiting Gipuzkoa is that the Basque language is very different from Spanish (or indeed French). I’d been to Spain quite a few times in the past and so I assumed that I would be able to throw around all the Spanish phrases I’d learned (which … Continue Reading

See what I did there? Hehehe! 😉 🙂 🙂 Right, so this has been kept under wraps for too long and I can’t hold out on you longer! We’ve got some exciting news!!! We’ve been invited to explore the Basque Country in Spain, more specifically, the province of Gipuzkoa over the next few days! And … Continue Reading

The beauty of some of the best hikes in Spain undoubtedly lies in how delightfully sunny the country is. So much so that us visitors from all over Europe (and indeed the world over), unfailingly make the annual summer pilgrimage in search of said sunshine and warm weather. To put it simply, we all love … Continue Reading

I genuinely enjoy winter – there’s something so lovely about staying in and wrapping up warm when it’s so bitterly cold outside. There’s also how beautiful everything gets when it snows. Well, that is until Christmas time is over and done with and, after a few weeks of rather grey weather in London (with no … Continue Reading

Spain is an incredible country to explore that’s so much more than it’s beautiful beaches or the Balearic Islands. That’s not to say they’re not gorgeous (they are) but Spain is a pretty vast country that has so much more going on. There are literally thousands of places in Spain to visit that you’ll be … Continue Reading

Perched on the northern shores of Spain, Bilbao is an epic city to visit if you’re travelling around the Basque Country (and further through Spain itself). It’s one of those cities that seems to be even more popular each time we’ve visited. Plus, there seem to be so many new and upcoming things to do … Continue Reading