Tag Archives: San Sebastian

The waves lap the shore from two directions

Visiting the Basque Country

There are new flights available to arrive in the Basque Country. Googling “Paris to Biarritz” or “London to Biarritz” will bring up flight options with airlines AirFrance, easyJet, RyanAir & more.

You can fly into San Sebastián AirportBilbao Airport or Biarritz Airport.

Cliff Zumaia by Jason Coon

Basque Coast

Over the previous week, under drizzle and burst of sunshine, I’ve been exploring the Basque Country: Zumaia, Getaria, Donostia-San Sebastian & beyond (scroll down to see the photos).

Photography by Jonathan McCallum & Jason Coon

Zumaia Sea Caves, Photo by Jason Coon

MinimilHat

Fashion Interview

Today I visited Minimil’s flagship clothing shop in Donostia and met the creative team of extraordinary Basque people. Here is my interview in Spanish and English with Maria.

Basque Music

SEIS RAZONES PARA NUNCA IRSE DEL PAÍS VASCO

Aquí tenéis el artículo sobre las 6 Razones de Nunca Irse del País Vasco en castellano, que fue publicado por primera vez en inglés en esta página.

Getaria Photo by Jonathan McCallum

Getaria: A Taste and Sea

Billecart-Salmon & Friends, Photo by Jonthan McCallum

Billecart-Salmon of Mareuil-sur-Ay, France

Billecart-Salmon & Friends, Photo by Jonthan McCallum

Billecart-Salmon & Friends, Photo by Jonathan McCallum

At San Sebastián Food someone is always popping open a fresh bottle in the Gourmet Shop.  If you’re staying in San Sebastián-Donostia be sure to drop in and meet the friendly staff and check out the wines on offer such as one from “Billecart-Salmon” from Mareuil-sur-Ay, France.  The family-owned Champagne house’s Brut Reserve is a refreshing, balanced and elegantly presented wine that first sparkled into glasses in 1818.

photo by Jonathan McCallum

Caviaroli

 

photo by Jonathan McCallum

photo by Jonathan McCallum

The locally hand-picked produce at San Sebastián Food is amazing. Dropping into the store the other day I couldn’t help but snap this picture of “Caviaroli”.  This delicious product adds a splash of flavor to breads, fish and meats, a few drops of Caviaroli make an elaborately decorated plate. I just learned that it also can be used in soups and hot creams, keeping its shape for a gourmet touch.