10 of Bilbao’s best pintxos bars

The city’s many bars are piled high with pintxos, the Basque country’s take on tapas, which are a great way of sampling regional specialities for a few euros. Or string a few together to create a brilliant bar crawl

‘We like being special.’ Basque standard-bearer Ivan Jiménez Aira on Bilbao

The once dirty, industrial city now revels in its modern architecture and enterprising outlook, while preserving its traditions and cuisine

10 of the best restaurants and bars in San Sebastián – chosen by the experts

The Basque city of San Sebastián has so many great places to eat it’s hard to narrow it down, so we’ve enlisted local chefs and foodies to select their favourites

Review of Sports the Olympics Forgot from www.goodreads.com

The following is a review from my book Sports the Olympics Forgot, which can be found on Amazon here

Mr. Worker clearly had an enjoyable time researching and writing this book. I wasn’t sure what to think of the book until I got to the bit about Docky and started to really chuckle. The Anti-Pope Games also left a distinct impression in my memory. While there may only be a niche market for this book, if you’ve ever wondered about the sport of Mongol Vegetable Cutting, the Andalusia Hopping Race or Bull Pulling, look no further than this definitive work.

San Sebastian – Cheap Places to stay

San Sebastian in the Basque Country had two restaurants in the top 8 of the world’s best restaurants for 2014 – see here for details:

http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners

with this is mind read about some cheap places to stay in San Sebastian, so you can balance the budget

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/06/top-10-hotels-hostels-pensiones-san-sebastian-spain