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The Basque Country

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

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A Basque farewell

Since 2013 I have spent a lot of time in the...
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San Fermin 2022

Around the world, the Covid Pandemic has brought about many changes....
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A bit too long in Legarda

It took four days to find a room in Pamplona for...
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Back on the road

With the lifting of a lot of restrictions, I spent some...
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The last page is missing

Imagine reading a book which page by page yields good stuff,...
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Pamplona without the leaves

The day previously: airports, some trains and other public transportation had...
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A festival and change of plans

I discovered this year in Pamplona that there are Street festivals...
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3 hours in Artajona

The nights are getting quite cool now in Pamplona, so I...
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Durango

The sheriff of Durango caught the outlaws and slung them in...
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Buses and a concrete artist

I find it interesting how pricing changes for flights. The use...
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Seven and then

Going from a to b in London, at any time, is...
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Faces of the San Fermin

One of the things about large festivals, is the number of...
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Walking Pamplona's City Walls

Fortress cities abound in Europe. Sitting in a valley plain nestled...
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5 Tips for Surviving the San Fermin

Wild, exciting, tiring, mayhem, messy, expensive and very, very crowded. Every...
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The Walls of Pamplona

If you visit Pamplona, there are a few things that are...
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Bolivian Festival of the Virgin Urkupina

There are a lot of Bolivians in Pamplona. They bring part...
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Cold beer, silence and a water snake

The temperature was in the mid ninties, it was humid, the...
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Olite in the afternoon

The apartment, where room I rented in Pamplona, was on the...
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Oronoz-Mugaire to Legasa by foot

Looking at the map, the two towns appeared close enough to...
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Narrow streets and ancient churches

The morning was still cool as I boarded a bus to...
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Two hours in Beasain

Looking at the map I figured the bus journey would be,...
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San Martin in the mountains

The bus had stopped right across the road from the church...
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Sunday afternoon stroll

If you happen to visit Pamplona, you will find that nearly...
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San Fermin 2015 - Part II

One of the main aspects of the San Fermin is the...
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San Fermin 2015 - Part I

They stand, waving the red scarves, waiting, waiting. A man reaches...
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The artist and the shopkeeper

I sat having a beer with two friends at a local...
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Pamplona's Old Town Festival

Once a year, the old part of Pamplona has a kind...
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Back to Basque

I stood with my hands on the rail looking out across...
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A short stay in Pamplona

I had spent the summer doing a lot of hiking and...




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