Bilbao Like a Local

the bilbao dog

A few weeks ago, I made way up to the north of Spain – the Basque Country, aka Pais Vasco. Bilbao doesn’t get the credit it deserves among tourists. I hear a a lot of: – “You went to Bilbao? Did you make it to San Sebastian?” – Me: “No, not this time.” – “Oh, […]

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A Day Trip to San Juan del Gaztelugatxe, Basque Country

san juan del gaztelugatxe

Only about 40 kilometers (about 30 minutes) from Bilbao, you can discover a hidden paradise. Gaztelugatxe is an island, connected to the mainland (a town called Bermeo) by a man-made wall, representing a mini-Great Wall of China. Gaztelugatxe is a Basque word, derived from the Basque gaztelu = castle, fort and gaitz = difficult, tremendous. […]

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