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Hondarribia… the old walled town with bright colors

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Hondarribia… the old walled town with bright colors

In a wonderful Sunday morning we made our way to Hondarribia to join a guided visit through the village that definitely was too short.   We started in La Asuncion church in High Street which was part of the city Wall back in the old times. We discovered the palaces belonging to the richest families and we were told that The Mad Joanne spent three nights in one of them. We were fascinated by the stories about the locals: how they managed to win some of the many battles against the French army by using their imagination. We also found out...

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“Tear peas”, a bite that makes you cry…

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“Tear peas”, a bite that makes you cry…

The “Guisante Lágrima” (tear pea), could be the vegetable equivalent of caviar It is an extremely fine, delicate and sweet type of pea, especially priced in the Basque Country. The name “tear” comes from the shape of the peas, which are not as round as normal peas, but slightly pointed in the area where they are attached to the pod. The peculiarity of this kind of exclusive peas from the coastal Basque area is to be eaten when the grain gets the teardrop look. But to arrive at the table with this point of ripeness, must be collected at dawn,...

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Txakoli bubbles

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Txakoli bubbles

Bouquets, flavors, colors … a world full of sensations. These are the words used by the family that owns the txakoli house we visited at the beginning of May, to define their work. We not only tasted some delicious txakoli, but also we had the privilege of visiting their wineries and vineyards. This unique light wine of the Basque Country, is fruity, slightly sparkling and has a touch of acidity. Its alcohol content is moderate (9.5 ° – 11.5 °) and have to be served very cold. Getaria, together with Zarautz and Aya are the main...

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Walk along beautiful cliffs

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Walk along beautiful cliffs

San Sebastián – Pasaia is one of the most popular hikes in the area. Its popularity is definitely due to the fact that is accessible directly from the city. But also because it offers stunning views on the city and after on the cliffs and the sea.   The walk starts at the end of the surf beach; we follow the main road and took the stairway just before the gas station. At some point, we will see the signs for the GR with indication for Pasaia. We past spectacular cliffs reaching Fort Monpás and later the Rock of the Whale: these rocks...

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Espelette wears red: red pepper

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Espelette wears red: red pepper

Espelette sweet pepper, slightly spicy, has its origin in America, probably Mexico. This spicy condiment was first used in the Basque Country, as a preservative and coloring. Today, it has become an important ingredient in the Basque cuisine flavoring all the dishes of the most important chefs. These peppers are green at first; but its color changes to red once ripe. After the harvest the houses are strung with strings of the “chili peppers”, getting a natural drying process and splashing the streets of Espelette in a striking red hue. They...

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To the rhythm of jazz

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To the rhythm of jazz

From 1.966 … What else can we tell you about a Festival that has been taking place every single year since 1966?. An international cultural event where well-known artists have played their music, such as Lee Konitz, considered one of the main figures in the cool jazz movement and who participated for the first time in 1978. This year Lee is repeating as the Lee Konitz Quartet leader. Some other musicians who took part in this festivals are: Van Morrison (1999, 2003, 2005), Joe Cocker (2005), Liza Minnelli (2008) or Nina Simone (1991)....

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