Basque Country

Pintxo-Pote Route Map

The BEST Pintxo-Pote route in San Sebastián

So what does Pintxo-Pote even mean? To put it simply, it (very loosely) translates from Basque as ‘just a bit of food and drink’. As a resident of San Sebastián I discovered that this Thursday night tradition has been going on for the course of

The Best Basque Country Mountain Hike – Txindoki

For the past six months I have seen this mountain every day whilst travelling to work. It’s been a commanding presence on the landscape as Txindoki is visible from many towns in the Goierri and Tolosaldea region. It’s a stoney needle that juts out of

Mutriku – Sheltered Coast

Mutriku is a familiar destination on the Basque coastal route. Apart from boasting gorgeous, rocky views it’s a small town with a population of just over 5000 people. What attracted me about this place was its monolithic power station, which at first I thought were

Hendaye – Caught in the Middle

There are many beach towns along the Basque coast and Hendaye is usually overlooked. I see why. Apart from the 30 minute walk from the train station to the coast, the sights are relatively…uninspiring. It is snuggled up to the border of France, looking across

Semana Santa in Hondarribia 2014

Semana Santa (“holy week”) or Easter in continental Europe is much more of an extravagant affair. Instead of just passing around recycled chocolate eggs, streets come alive as the community gather to pay their respects and remember the saviour who died for their sins. The