9 Jul 2020

Mundaka is a Basque Country town and municipality located in the province of Biscay.

On the coast, Mundaka, is a working port and is internationally renowned for its surfing scene.

The port is in the centre point of the town, from there, the old part of the town grew.

All the houses are medieval with fishermen's houses, always looking out to sea.

 The port has many small boats.

Mundaka is well renowned world wide for its quality of surf. Huge swells roll in from the Bay of Biscay and slam into the rocky coastline of the Basque Countryside. The estuary at Mundaka has created a perfect sandbar which forms hollow...

27 Dec 2019

In Decemebr 2019 we returned to the fishing port of Getaria and the excellent Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe.

Getaria is the typical picture postcard Basque Country fishing village.

The village was home to Plácido Domingo’s mother and the famous fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

You can now visit the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa (€7 entry fee)

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

It was also home to the explorer, navigator, and mariner Juan Sebastián Elkano, who became the first man to circumnavigate the globe (Also spelt Juan Sebastián del Cano, de Elcano and Elcano (1476 - 1526)

Once you have parked your car in the carpark in the bay...

30 Jul 2019

RESTAURANTE ESCÁNEZ

In late July 2019, we returned to an old favourite, Restaurante Escánez. Located on the Almeria coast, in the municipality of Garrucha since 1982 it was remodelled in 2004

A few months earlier we had been invited to Almería2019, which was a food celebration after Almería was made Capital Española de la Gastronomía 2019.

We had had a tour of the fish auction and then we went for a lavish feast at Castillo San Ramón / Las Escobetas on the outskirts of Garrucha.

The meal at the castillo was cooked by local chefs, including Paco Escánez of Restaurante Escánez from Garrucha itself and Antonio Carmona of T...

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