The Basque Country with David Bumstead - When in Spain podcast episode 87

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

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.


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La Concha, San Sebastián

Playa De La Concha, San Sebastian

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.


Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Pintxos - The Basque Tapas

Pelota also known as Jai Alai

Useful links and places mentioned in the episode.



Bilbao

Guggenheim - https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en


Gernika

Gernika Peace Museum - https://www.museodelapaz.org/


San Sebastián

International Film Festival

https://www.sansebastianfestival.com/2020/film_registration/1/3514/in


Beaches

Getaria

Hondarribia


Inland walking

Txindoki Mountain

Parque Natural Aralar

Ordizia


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

Patria

Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Spanish Affair)

La Línea Invisible


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?


Basque Flag

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