Christine es una norteamericana de Seattle que decidió venir a vivir a España. Tras un tiempo de vivir en Andalucía decidió mudarse de cultura, paisaje y forma de vida y trasladarse al País Vasco. Sus experiencias las va recogiendo en una web que es una auténtico tesoro. Nosotros la hemos descubierto a través de una extraordinaria entrada de ese blog titulada Living in Basque Country: What I Love and What I Hate. Hemos descubierto su web y nos ha encantado. Tanto que queremos compartirla con todos ustedes.

Junto con su personal y deliciosa manera de definir a los vascos y a lo vasco a lo largo de sus entradas del blog, nos gusta mucho cómo explica que los vascos son una realidad diferente. Tanto  que los post dedicados a los vascos están en una categoría deferentes a los dedicados al Reino de España.


Les dejamos enlaces directos a algunos de sus artículos. Pero para ver el conjunto de los dedicados a los vascos, lo pueden hacer aquí.  No tienen desperdicio. Desde el convencimiento bilbaino de que su ciudad es el centro del mundo, hasta la Txikifest del txakoli en New York.

Christine in Spain -13/6/2013 – USA

Basque Country: What I Love and What I Hate

I’ve been living in Basque Country for awhile now, and I am so happy I’m here! While there are definitely some things I miss about Andalucía, I have felt more at home in Euskadi in a few months then I ever did in the 3 years I spent in Spain’s south. I think every expat has their region in Spain, the place that claimed their heart and is like a second home, and mine is definitely Basque Country. My years in Andalucía were a huge learning experience for me, full of lots of ups and downs, and moving was just what I needed to reignite my love for Spain all over again. From the people, to the natural beauty, to the Basque culture, here’s why I’m absolutely, positively enamored with Euskadi:

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Christine in Spain -29/4/2013 – USA

Everything You Need to Know About El Txikiteo

It doesn’t take long after one’s arrival to Basque Country to discover that Basque culture is distinct from Spanish culture. This shouldn’t come as a shock, since historically, Basques and Spanish are different people–but you’ll still find the odd tourist wondering where they could see a flamenco show in Bilbao (not to say it’s not possible, it’s just not at all common like in Andalucía.)

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Christine in Spain -10/12/2012 – USA

10 Things You May Not Know About Basques and Basque Country

My move from Andalucía to País Vasco has been a complete 180. Not only did I trade in year-round sunshine for chilly, wet weather, but I went from a place that speaks a heavily accented form of Spanish (Andalú) to a region where many don’t even speak Spanish (they speak Basque)! Since I’ve visited Basque Country before, I was prepared for the differences–and have only become more enamored with the Basque history and culture; there’s really nothing quite like it!

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Christine in Spain -16/05/2012 – USA

Bilbao (or as the locals say: El Centro del Mundo)

There’s many reasons to love Bilbao. Some surrender themselves to the famous Basque cuisine served up all over town, while others are enchanted by the rolling green hills that surround the city or its brown-sugar sand beaches. I personally love Bilbao because in some ways it reminds me of Seattle with its moody weather, proud locals and abundant greenery…but with much, MUCH better public transportation. Seriously. The subway system in Bilbao is so efficient, my car-less, bus-riding self would move there for that reason alone.

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El resto de entradas de Christine sobre los vascos, aquí