This article was translated by John R. Bopp
Joanne Shurvell, a journalist specializing in travel and food, has just penned two articles in Forbes magazine, discussing Bilbao, San Sebastián, Getaria, Portugalete, and Larrabetzu. The author has already been to the Basque Country before, and the fact that she enjoys coming here comes through in her writings. Her small Guide to Insider Information about these two Basque cities includes visits to Portugalete, to visit the Biscay Bridge; to Getaria, to enjoy its food and wonderful Balenciaga Museum; and to Larrabetzu, to dine at the Azurmendi restaurant. For this visit, they’ve had the support of the company Basque Destination.
These two articles, published practically at the same time, are undoubtedly a great way to create interest among the magazine’s readership and to encourage them to discover the Basque Country for themselves. We also encourage Ms. Shurvell to continue returning to our country, and to continue offering her readers more “insider information” about all the great little gems we have to offer (and there are a lot).
By the way, in order to avoid causing any undue rivalry between these two Basque capitals, we’ve chosen for our headliner photo one of Balenciaga’s creations: he’s someone we need to defend every day.
Forbes – 30/5/2016 – USA
Insider Guide to Bilbao, Spain
Superb architecture, art and food are three good reasons to visit the Basque city of Bilbao in Northern Spain. The opening of the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim museum in 1997 marked a change in focus for a city formerly supported by ironworks and shipbuilding. The docks area around the Guggenheim was regenerated with landscaped parks adding much needed green space along the banks of the Ria de Bilbao. Norman Foster’s metro, Santiago Calatrava’s Sondica airport terminal and Zubizuri (Basque for ‘white bridge’), a stunning suspension cable footbridge and the Torre Iberdrola by Cesar Pelli are among the architectural gems that have contributed to the city’s metamorphosis.
Forbes – 31/5/2016 – USA
The Best Places to Visit in San Sebastian, Spain for 2016
As this year’s European Capital of Culture, San Sebastian is bound to see more visitors strolling the long boardwalk beside La Concha, the largest of the sandy beaches in the city. San Sebastian (also known as Donostia in the Basque language) is a lovely town with tree-lined boulevards and a river leading to the sea.