Drizzle, green hills, pintxos, cider, pelota & bull running. We must be talking The Basque Country!
Tucked into the corner of northeastern Spain, País Vasco, or as it is known in the regional Basque language, Euskadi is one of the lesser-known Spains for many. To talk us through the landscape, cities, beaches, language, traditions and food and drink is David Bumstead. David moved to San Sebastian from the UK in 1983 and never left.
Join us as we explore this unique corner of Spain and everything it has to offer.
In the episode David talks us through the landscape, cities, beaches and countryside of The Basque Country. We also delve into Basque language and traditions, including pelota and bull running in Pamplona. Of course, we talk food and drink, from pintxos to the region´s renowned yet secretive gastronomic societies. We round off the episode looking at ETA and its history and how Basques feel about it today.
Useful links and places mentioned in the episode:
Guggenheim – https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en
Gernika Peace Museum – https://www.museodelapaz.org/
International Film Festival
Parque Natural Aralar
Txakoli Wine – https://www.sansebastianturismoa.eus/en/eat/txakoli-wine
Basque Cider Houses – https://www.sansebastianturismoa.eus/en/eat/where-to-eat/cider-houses
Pamplona – San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) – https://www.sanfermin.com/en/
Film and TV
LEARN A FEW WORDS OF BASQUE BEFORE YOUR VISIT
Kaixo = Hello / Agur = Goodbye
Bai = Yes / Ez = No
Eskerrik asko = Thank you
Mesedez = Please
Zenbat balio du? = How much?
Ez dut ulertzen = don’t understand
Bi garagardo = two beers
Ezkerra = left / Eskuina = right
Ba al dakizu ingelesez? = Do you speak English?
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