The Witches of Zugarramurdi

By Georgina Howard, Pyrenean Experience Zugarramurdi is a rustic Basque village, snuggling in the foothills of the western Pyrenees. While the name Zugarramurdi is quite innocent and means “hill of elm trees”, the village is nowaday far better known for its caves and witches than for its hills and elms, because this is the site of the most brutal…

The Art of Pintxos

From Donostia (Basque for San Sebastián) to Iruña (Basque for Pamplona), in every posh bar or local tavern, they’re lined up in the bar. Some more lavishly decorated than others, but all with the same purpose: to satisfy the small or big appetite. Maybe even in a happy marriage with some local wine. Pintxos! Related to…

San Sebastian: Cannes, Biarritz and Rio de Janeiro combined

San Sebastián – or Donostia, as it’s called in Basque – is both similar to other beach cities like Cannes, Biarritz and even Rio de Janeiro while maintaining it’s own, personal charm. Like Cannes Like Cannes it has a glamorous feel to it. Whether it’s the fact that they both host a film festival or have…