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How Kalixmotxo was invented

The most memorable things we come across when we travel often took a long, winding path to get to what they are today. This is Origin Story, a series that looks into the various influences that made the cultural touchstones we know today. In 1971, Coca-Cola debuted what is now considered one of the world’s most famous commercial. The advertisement features a catchy jingle about wanting to buy the world a Coke. On August 12, 1972, at 5:00 PM, according to local legend, a group of young merchan...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Spain, European Union, Cocktails, Wine, Jack, Coca Cola, Coke, Rioja, All, Shirley Temple, Pepsi, Basque Country, Palacios, Culinary Institute of America


Fair Europe, fare thee well: my love letter to a continent

In over half a century of travels, I’ve felt European: buying left-hand-drive cars, learning enough of several languages to talk football with taxi drivers. But now I’m no longer a citizen …London in the 1950s and 60s was an ebullient, technicolour time. But it was also an era during which most of monochrome Britain regarded “the Continent” as a place of “rabies and intellectuals” – as New York Times journalist Roger Cohen, raised in north London, put it in a book about his mother.I didn’t care ...
Tags: Travel, London, Spain, Prague, Austria, Britain, New York Times, Paris, Italy, Rail Travel, Calais, Provence, Europe Holidays, Sncf, Basque Country, Gare de Lyon


Best things about Biarritz, France

France usually conjures up images of fashion, iconic architecture, and cuisine. But in the southwest corner of the country, near the border with Spain, the coastal town of Biarritz is home to something else: a thriving surf scene. Just like the French Riviera, Biarritz offers glitz and glam — but its vibe is a unique contrast between French luxury and a relaxed beach culture. Situated in the Basque country, with its own rich traditions, as well as unique architecture, rituals, and recipes, Bi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, France, Spain, Paris, Surfing, Michelin, Easyjet, Chanel, Biarritz, All, Atlantic Ocean, Windsor, Bayonne, Radisson Blu Hotel


Guide to pintxos in Basque Country

Basque Country in northern Spain has long attracted anyone interested in trying some of the world’s most celebrated dishes. The region’s restaurants have earned around 30 Michelin stars, and one city, San Sebastián, has the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita in the world. Another unofficial capital of the autonomous Spanish Basque Country is Bilbao, which has a strong, centuries-old culinary presence as well. But you don’t have to eat at a world-renowned restaura...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Michelin, San Sebastian, All, Basque Country, Rita Hayworth, Pintxos, Hayworth, Basque Cuisine, Basque Food, Pintxo, Basque Country is Bilbao, Casa Vallés, Sasa Padlocks Shutterstock Pintxos


Camino de Santiago walking tips

Spain’s famous 500-mile pilgrimage trail, the Camino de Santiago, has become one of the most popular hiking vacations in Europe. In medieval times, pilgrims from throughout Europe set out to the city now called Santiago de Compostela to see the alleged remains of the apostle James. Today, people walk the Camino for all sorts of reasons, and in 2017, over 300,000 people laced up their boots and gave the Camino a try. If you’re thinking of joining their ranks, you’ll find plenty of books descri...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Office, Spain, Atlantic, United States, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Camino, Finisterre, Feet, Porto, Lisbon, Camino De Santiago, All, Basque Country


Real Sociedad and Girona play to 0-0 in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad drew with Girona 0-0 in the Spanish league on Monday to remain unbeaten this year. It was the 10th match in a row without a loss for the Basque Country team in all competitions. It is eighth in the league standings, two points from the final Europa league spot. Girona […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Real Sociedad, Madrid, Girona, Basque Country


Sociedad beats Basque rival Bilbao in 1st loss for Garitano

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Sociedad beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday, dealing its northern Basque Country rival its first defeat since the arrival of coach Gaizka Garitano. Garitano had kept Bilbao unbeaten through seven league games since replacing the fired Eduardo Berizzo in December. Mikel Oyarzabal scored from a solo […]
Tags: News, Sports, Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Bilbao, Barcelona Spain, Basque Country, Sociedad, Eduardo Berizzo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Garitano, Gaizka Garitano Garitano


Spain: 10 first-time mistakes to avoid when visiting

You’ve booked your flights, bought your guidebook, and are ready to take off for beautiful España this year — congratulations! You’ve made a wise choice. But as you plan your Spanish jaunt, it’s important to think about a few pitfalls that are easy to walk into… but just as easy to avoid. Once you reach Spain, keep these rookie mistakes in mind to avoid any mishaps that can cost you precious time and money. Related: Recommended budget hotels in Madrid | Barcelona | Seville 1. Trying to see too ...
Tags: Travel, Safety, Advice, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, United States, Dining, Madrid, Canary Islands, Seville, Andalusia, Trip Planning, Dailycheapo, First Time, Duncan


How Spain’s Iberdrola is using blockchain tech to push renewable energy

Iberdrola, one of Spain’s main energy companies, has completed a blockchain pilot to track renewable energy more accurately than it ever could before – resulting in losses being slashed in half. The trial was carried out in cooperation with Kutxabank, a bank with an equity shareholding in Iberdrola. The energy giant used the Energy Web Foundation, an open-sourced and scalable blockchain solution to monitor the renewable energy delivered from two wind farms and one power station to the bank’s off...
Tags: Startups, Spain, Blockchain, Insider, Basque Country, Iberdrola, Hard Fork, Energy Web Foundation, Cordoba Iberdrola


Copa del Rey Last 16 Draw Announced

The Copa del Rey last-16 draw has thrown Real Madrid against Leganes, who beat the Spanish giants in last season’s competition. The Madrid clubs were drawn as opponents in the tournament’s round of 16 on Thursday. Leganes eliminated Real Madrid in the quarter-finals last year: Real won the first leg 1-0 away, but Leganes stunned Los Blancos with a 2-1 second-leg victory at the Bernabeu to progress on away goals. Real Madrid’s Director de Institucional Relations Emilio Butragueño gave his though...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Espanyol, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Tickets, Sevilla, Madrid, Barca, Athletic Bilbao, Copa Del Rey, Valencia, Villarreal, Getafe


Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The 11 Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts This Year

This year brought a slew of cookbooks so lovely they hardly need wrapping. For the cook (or for the person who, like me, likes to read cookbooks before bed), here are our picks for the most beautiful—and delicious—offerings from 2018. N.B.: We offer Amazon prices here for ease, but encourage shopping at your local bookseller as well, this season and year-round. The Nordic Baking Book Above: We’ve long followed the eccentric Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson (we wrote about his restaurant Faviken,...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, New York, London, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Gifts, Brooklyn, Michelin, Greenland, Copenhagen, Gift Guides, Holiday Gifts


Football hot spots: Where are players produced in the countries of Europe's biggest leagues?

Where does talent come from? Are clubs looking in the right places to find it? We took a stab at this huge topic by limiting our search to the countries of Europe's big five -- Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 -- and using a software tool that pulled in data. After that, we asked our country experts to tell us what the findings meant. While by no means comprehensive or conclusive, there were a few surprises. For example, while usual suspects London and Paris are st...
Tags: Europe, London, Football, Blog, Sport, La Liga, Paris, Blog Post, Ligue, Basque Country, Navarra, Blog - Marcotti's Musings


Liverpool scouts attend Croatia vs Spain to watch defender

Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente over recent weeks, according to Cadena SER. The Reds had scouts in attendance during Spain’s 3-2 defeat to Croatia to watch the 25-year-old. Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are also keen on the former Real Madrid player. Llorente unused substitute vs Croatia Unfortanuley for Liverpool, the defender remained an unused substitute vs Croatia on Thursday. Instead, Inigo Martinez partnered Sergio Ramos in defence for S...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Real Sociedad, Newcastle United, Real Madrid, Croatia, Merseyside, Sergio Ramos, Dejan Lovren, Reds, Levante


Basque Country has the best cider

Germany has its beer halls, France has its vineyards, and the Basque region of northern Spain has its cider houses. Every year from January to the end of April, the Basque region revolves around cider, or sagardoa in the native language. The beverage has been part of local culture for centuries, and it’s far from your average cider. Here’s where and how to enjoy it. Photo: Jess Kraft/Shutterstock Find a cider house. Cider houses, or sagardotegi, pack with locals and a few in-the-know trav...
Tags: Travel, Drinks, New York, France, Scotland, Germany, America, Spain, Brooklyn, Michelin, San Sebastian, Bushwick, Basque Country, Yi, Basque, Brooklyn Cider House


Weekend Cooking: 2 New Cookbooks for Fall Cooking

As the farmer's markets wind down for the season, I've been turning once again to cookbooks for inspiration in the kitchen. I don't know about you, but in the summer, I tend to cook simple dishes based on whatever is fresh from the local growers. With the return to grocery store shopping comes cooler temperatures, and I'm far less reliant on season products. That's when new cookbooks, magazines, and websites offer bountiful ideas. Today I have two short reviews of cookbooks written by long-tim...
Tags: Books, New York, Spain, Hawaii, Cookbook, Weekend Cooking, Melissa, Deb, Buckley, Linky, Basque Country, Shaheen, Beth F, Artisan, Birgitta, AJ Sterkel


Late summer European elopement and dinner party in the Spanish Basque Country

Okay, so on Monday we experienced the beach in Malibu, on Tuesday, we took to the French countryside (by way of San Diego), and here we are on Wednesday, jetting off to the North of Spain for an intimate European elopement. Just a typical week ’round here, you know. Junilo + Lindsay of Ugo.Photography teamed up with a slew of talented vendors from San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque Country to bring us this late summer wedding that evokes a sense of both relaxation and adventure. Everything you’d w...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Wedding, San Diego, Michelin, Samantha, Malibu, San Sebastian, Basque Country, Meri, Truvelle, Elopements, European Wedding, Spain Wedding, Junilo Lindsay, Meri LaCasamentera


San Sebastian: Telmo Esnal, Marián Fernández Pascal Talk ‘Dantza’

Directed with Asier Aituna, Telmo Esnal’s 2005’s “Aupa Etxebeste!” was a major founding stone of modern Basque cinema, a pertinent buy broad social comedy spoken in Basque which won the Youth Award and proved a major hit in the Basque Country. It opened the door to a Basque-language industry which Basques would embrace and, if […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Basque Country, Txintxua Films, Telmo Esnal, Telmo Esnal Marián Fernández Pascal Talk, Asier Aituna Telmo Esnal


Weekend Cooking: 2 New Cookbooks for Fall Cooking

As the farmer's markets wind down for the season, I've been turning once again to cookbooks for inspiration in the kitchen. I don't know about you, but in the summer, I tend to cook simple dishes based on whatever is fresh from the local growers. With the return to grocery store shopping comes cooler temperatures, and I'm far less reliant on season products. That's when new cookbooks, magazines, and websites offer bountiful ideas. Today I have two short reviews of cookbooks written by long-tim...
Tags: Books, New York, Spain, Buckley, Linky, Basque Country, Beth F, Jackie Mc, Marti Buckley, Marti Buckley Artisan, Jill Selkowitz, Selkowitz


Son of Man’s Basque-Style Cidery in Cascade Locks, Oregon

Funky, earthy cider that's definitely different than the common kind The land surrounding Son of Man’s brewing facilities in Cascade Locks has an untouched quality—as if life slowly appeared over time, careful not to interrupt what was already here. Just a few miles from the facility, the Bridge of the Gods connects Washington and Oregon. On the Columbia River below, Native American tribes have exclusive …
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Drinks, Design, Washington, Oregon, Spain, Drinking, Food And Drink, Cider, Food + Drink, Basque Country, Columbia River, Son of Man, Cascade Locks, Cascade Locks Oregon


Why Galicia, Spain, is underrated

When travelers think of Spain, they may imagine cities like Madrid or Barcelona — Galicia rarely comes to mind. The only place in Galicia foreigners do spend any time is Santiago de Compostela, and that’s only because it’s the final destination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. The few intrepid pilgrims who do persevere beyond Santiago de Compostela — to the lighthouse at Cape Finisterre — come to grasp what Galicia really has to offer. Here’s why Galicia is the most underrated regi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Scotland, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Unesco, Atlantic, Santiago, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela, Celtic, Portugal, Vigo, Zara, Madrid


TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pan-seared squid in the Basque Country

The Tour de France's penultimate stage is a time trial in the Basque Country where pan-seared squid with Espelette peppers washed down with deep red wines contribute to the locals' bonhomie            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Espelette, Basque Country


How to Order and Enjoy Pintxos in San Sebastian

People are grabbing food, walking out and not paying. If that wasn’t confusing enough, I watch as no one behind the bar writes anything down or keeps track of anything. I wonder if this is akin to one of those super fancy restaurants when a waiter takes an order for six and never writes anything down. It’s as if they are showing off their superior memory skills, but it just makes me anxious instead of impressed. I see someone order a beer, but the beer comes out in a juice glass with only a mini...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, US, Spain, Food And Drink, Young, San Sebastian, Old Town, Lower East Side, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Basque Country, Gilda, Rita Hayworth, Pintxos, San Sebastian Pintxos


Bike Tour Tips From My First Cycling Trip

Me and my ebike! Like biking through the landscape of Basque Country, there are lots of ups and downs when taking your first bike tour. With each new adventure comes learning, and my biggest learning was there was no reason to be fearful about it. Fear so often holds us back from doing things we want to do (like traveling more!), and 90% of the time our fears are unfounded. I was fearful about the tour being too hard, I would have to bike in heavy traffic on busy roads, I would be out of shape,...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Thailand, Travel Tips, Adventure Travel, Jennifer, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Basque Country


Surviving and Loving My First Bike Tour in Basque Country

I adjusted the strap on the helmet, a helmet I was borrowing because I didn’t know I had to bring my own. That was mistake #1 on my first bike tour – and probably not my last. I put the helmet on, clicked the buckle into place and patted the top of my helmet a bit, as if I were making sure it was going to withstand an impact. The morning sun was shining outside the Guggenheim Bilbao museum as Sebastian and Luca showed us our bikes and we each eagerly adjusted the seats and gave them a spin. Litt...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Austria, Electric, Tours, Adventure Travel, San Sebastian, Camino De Santiago, Guggenheim, Merci, Don, Bilbao, Northern Spain, Bay of Biscay


Surviving My First Bike Tour in Basque Country

I adjusted the strap on the helmet, a helmet I was borrowing because I didn’t know I had to bring my own. That was mistake #1 on my first bike tour – and probably not my last. I put the helmet on, clicked the buckle into place and patted the top of my helmet a bit, as if I were making sure it was going to withstand an impact. The morning sun was shining outside the Guggenheim Bilbao museum as Sebastian and Luca showed us our bikes and we each eagerly adjusted the seats and gave them a spin. Litt...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Austria, Electric, Tours, Adventure Travel, San Sebastian, Camino De Santiago, Guggenheim, Merci, Don, Bilbao, Northern Spain, Bay of Biscay


Athletic Bilbao willing to make Manchester United midfielder their highest-paid player

Athletic Bilbao are hoping to bring Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera back to the Basque Country and are even willing to make him their highest-paid player to do so, according to Spanish paper Diario AS. With the Spaniard’s contract originally due to expire this summer, Bilbao had planned to take advantage by offering to make him the club’s highest-earner, however, United moved quickly to extend the player’s deal by an additional year. The La Liga club now have their tails up and remain...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Marouane Fellaini, Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho, Europa League, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, United, Red Devils, Ander Herrera, UEFA Europa League


Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Spain, Europa League, Bilbao, Basque Country, Bilbao Spain, San Mames Stadium, Nation & World


Popular vs. Underrated Destinations:How To Avoid The Crowd?

The biggest dilemma you have to face as an enthusiastic holidaymaker is whether to embrace popular destinations or to find lesser known regions for your vacations. Popular destinations have the advantage that they are experienced with tourists. You can be sure that you will find someone speaking your language and that hotel receptions will be open 24/7. But they are likely to be crowded to the point where it can be impossible to find a free spot on the beach or to walk down that famous avenue y...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Europe, Dubai, Bulgaria, Shakira, Uruguay, Adventure Travel, Canary Islands, Sofia, Basque Country, Jose Ignacio, Dubai Paris


Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain

There is so much to love about Spain it can be hard to choose where to go and what to see when planning a trip. Sitting on the west coast of Spain, undiscovered by most tourists, is the Basque Country, a region full of beauty, amazing experiences, fantastic food, beautiful beaches, historic architecture and friendly […] The post Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Europe, Spain, Regions, Western Europe, Basque Country, Basque Country of Spain


Barcelona face tricky Eibar trip as Chelsea lie in wait

Madrid (AFP) – Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday. The modest 7,000-seat ground in the Basque Country welcomes a Barca side who have laboured to draws against Espanyol and Getafe in their last two outings. Those results have allowed Atletico Madrid to cut Ernesto Valverde’s side’s lead at the top of the table to seven poi...
Tags: Europe, London, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, La Liga, Espanyol, Real Madrid, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid, Toni Kroos