The travel website Besides the Obvious is written by a couple who have decided to take a stroll through our country this very special year of lockdowns and pandemics.

And from this trip have come three articles, so far.  The first is a trip through the Northern Basque Country, with stops at six different towns.  The second takes readers on a journey along the Basque Coast, from Lekeitio to Hendaye.  And the third one treats us to two days in San Sebastian.

The three articles are all interesting, with ideas and information to bring the reader closer to the country.  But it’s not just about what’s “touristic”; it also helps us understand that when traveling here, you’re in a place with unique and individual historical and cultural characteristics.

We hope they’ll come back soon and continue writing about the Land of the Basques, from southern Navarre to Bayonne, from the Encartaciones to Soule.  We’ll be thrilled to follow their articles.

Besides the obvious – 14/9/2020 – 

Iparralde: the 6 best towns in French Basque Country

Old Town of Baiona (besidestheobvious.net)
Old Town of Baiona (besidestheobvious.net)

This article is a review of our six more recommended towns to visit in the French Basque Country: Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Espelette and Ainhoa. Here you will find what to expect from this region of the country as well from the mentioned spots and how to reach them.

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Besides the obvious – 28/9/2020 – 

6 places in Euskadi. A route along the Basque Coast

Port of Lekeitio (besidestheobvious.net)
Port of Lekeitio (besidestheobvious.net)

This article is going to show some of the best spots along the Basque Coast. We will start our path in the French side of the Basque Country, getting into Guipuzcoa province already in Spanish territory to reach the Eastern Biscay in a short distance trip.

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Besides the obvious – 28/9/2020 – 

Two days in San Sebastian. Itinerary for a magical weekend in Donostia, País Vasco

Breathtaking views from the top of Monte Igueldo (besidestheobvious.net)
Breathtaking views from the top of Monte Igueldo (besidestheobvious.net)

Not much is necessary to enjoy two perfect days in San Sebastián, Northern Spain’s wonderful coastal city. This article is going to showcase Donostia’s must-have places and – it wouldn’t be us if not – some “Besides the Obvious” tips on how to spend a magical weekend in one of the most beautiful Basque cities.

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