The Basque Country with David Bumstead

When in Spain

Dec 8 2020 • 1 hr 1 min

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: 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? 📺Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2SOrKrL 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Join the When in Spain Facebook Group. https://bit.ly/2CdDgWt 📷Follow on Instagram to see photography from across Spain. https://bit.ly/2D5p6IJ WANT TO SUPPORT WHEN IN SPAIN? 💚 Make a small donation $1-$5 via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wheninspain

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