The Basques are a proud, independent people with a unique and unfathomable language, but I do know it’s Bilbao as in Bilbao wow!
Which you can have lots of fun with as a headline writer, and I have.
Our friends at Brittany Ferries love the Basques too and have just launched their first Rosslare in Ireland to Bilbao ferry, called Kerry.
Sailings will be twice-weekly and will incorporate a weekly Ireland/France rotation.
The new Rosslare to Bilbao route will open for passenger bookings online in early March.
So what can we tell you about Bilbao?
Well, it’s obviously got the Jeff Koons’ giant topiary dog ‘Puppy’ at the Guggenheim Museum https://www.guggenheim.org/news/bilbao-jeff-koons-puppy. Bilbao bow-wow anyone?
But it is also a great culinary city and you’ll obviously get stuck into the pintxos in the Plaza Neuvs. Pintxos is their version of tapas.
I’d recommend the fried fish on oily bread.
While Getxo, by the sea, is just a 25-minute Metro ride from the city and it prides itself on its calamari. I’m sold!
Because remember they’re a little bit in France, a little bit in Spain… but it’s all Basque region.