DISCOVERIES

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THE ORDIZIA MARKET

Euskadi, Gastronomy|

We joined our Chef friend Edorta for a journey into the small town of Ordizia located 40 minutes south of San Sebastian. He introduced us to another famous young Basque Chef, Roberto Ruiz, owner of [...]

XABI ABURRUZAGA

Music, Soundtrack|

Xabi Aburruzaga is a composer and trikitixa player from Portugalete, a Bilbao suburb. His music with folk influence uses various instruments. The songs Waltz for Bille and Breakfast in Belfast from his album Denboren Naufrago, [...]

ITSASOA GARA

Music, Soundtrack|

The very beautiful Itsasoa Gara ("we are the sea") from Basque group Ken Zazpi, which we introduced in a earlier post is showcased in the tail credits of the film The Basque Country : A [...]

KALAKAN

Music, Soundtrack|

During our tour of the Basque Country, we had the chance to meet with the members of the group Kalakan who introduced us to their music, which is inspired by Basque folklore and uses traditional [...]

BASQUE PRONUNCIATION

Music, Society|

The Basque Language is a phonetic language and its pronunciation is quite straightforward and easy for native speakers of English. All letters are pronounced but some have a special pronunciation in comparison with English. For [...]

OFFICIAL TRAILER

Film|

We are happy to present the Official Trailer for our film THE BASQUE COUNTRY: A NATION WITHOUT BORDERS. We hope you will find as much fun as we did in exploring this part of the [...]

SAN JUAN IN TOLOSA

Behind-the-Scene, Euskadi|

The San Juan celebrations are one amongst many traditions celebrated in the Basque Country. Numerous cities and villages through the Basque Country have San Juan as their Patron Saint and week-long festivities mixing religious and [...]

SAN IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Euskadi|

We visited the small town of Azpeitia in the industrial heart of Guipuzcoa. Known as the birthplace of San Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) who played an important role in [...]

THE IRON VALLEY

Behind-the-Scene, Euskadi|

The French Basque Country generally presents a pristine scenery compared to some of the Spanish Basque Country 's valleys. In the Biscaya and Guipuzcoa provinces, some valleys have suffered from excessive industrialization. That being said, [...]

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