Places I have visited in the BasqueCountry Ermua Durango Getaria San Sebastian Gernika Butron castle San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Places I have visited in Spain Barcelona Oviedo Cádiz for carnival! Seville Madrid Mallorca
Differences Siesta and SundaysIn the UK shops are open between 9 and 6. Shops are open onSundays but with limited hours. Kettles and TeaWe love our tea and have it everywhere. Kettles to make teaare common in every house. StrikesA lot more common in Spain. In the UK students don’t have theright to strike.
Differences HousesIn the UK the majority of people live in two-storey houses with a garden. FashionIt is very common to see men wearing Basque berets. Piercings are alsomore common here. Learning LanguagesThere’s less emphasis on learning languages in the UK.
Food and Drink Pintxos do not exist in the UK. In Britain, this is fairly common on the weekends… Food and drink are quite cheap in Spain, especially alcohol.
Similarities THE WEATHER!In both Britain and the Basque Country the weather is unpredictable.In Bilbao it rains 45% of the time (according to Wikipedia).