The Basque Country

A favorite of mine. Euskal Herria covers a region from Biarritz to Bilbao and Tudela.

Seven and then

sat0.jpg  Going from a to b in London, at any time, is a pain in the butt....
Jul 05, 2018

Faces of the San Fermin

fsm07.jpg  One of the things about large festivals, is the number of people and what they look...
May 04, 2018

Walking Pamplona's City Walls

wtw01.jpg  Fortress cities abound in Europe. Sitting in a valley plain nestled between mountain ranges is the...
May 01, 2017

5 Tips for Surviving the San Fermin

sf51.jpg  Wild, exciting, tiring, mayhem, messy, expensive and very, very crowded. Every year on the 6th of...
Mar 01, 2017

The Walls of Pamplona

ppw0.jpg  If you visit Pamplona, there are a few things that are very noticeable. First off are...
Nov 01, 2016

Bolivian Festival of the Virgin Urkupina

urk1.jpg  There are a lot of Bolivians in Pamplona. They bring part of their culture with them....
Oct 01, 2016

Cold beer, silence and a water snake

bri1.jpg  The temperature was in the mid ninties, it was humid, the San Fermin Festival in full...
Aug 07, 2016

Olite in the afternoon

oli0.jpg  The apartment, where room I rented in Pamplona, was on the corner of a street named...
Jul 24, 2016

Narrow streets and ancient churches

est1.jpg  The morning was still cool as I boarded a bus to Estella. The ride is not...
Oct 01, 2015

Two hours in Beasain

bsn1.jpg  Looking at the map I figured the bus journey would be, at best, boring. The town...
Sep 01, 2015

San Martin in the mountains

sma1.jpg  The bus had stopped right across the road from the church of St. Martin of Tours....
Aug 17, 2015

Sunday afternoon stroll

sdy1.jpg  If you happen to visit Pamplona, you will find that nearly everything shuts down on Sundays....
Aug 02, 2015

San Fermin 2015 - Part II

ssf19.jpg  One of the main aspects of the San Fermin is the family. More than anything else...
Jul 12, 2015

San Fermin 2015 - Part I

psf0.jpg  They stand, waving the red scarves, waiting, waiting. A man reaches out and lights the fuse...
Jul 11, 2015

The artist and the shopkeeper

ask1.jpg  I sat having a beer with two friends at a local bar. One is a jewellery...
Jul 02, 2015

Pamplona's Old Town Festival

pof1.jpg  Once a year, the old part of Pamplona has a kind of festival. People come from...
Jun 10, 2015

Pamplona and pilgrims

pps2.jpg  Most of us know Pamplona for the annual Bull Run and it's several days party. It...
May 27, 2015

Back to Basque

nxt1.jpg  I stood with my hands on the rail looking out across the city. It was as...
Apr 18, 2015

A short stay in Pamplona

pmp0.jpg  I had spent the summer doing a lot of hiking and getting in shape. The tourist...
Sep 15, 2013