Author Archives: Charlotte

European Award 2020 Bilbao

Bilbao to receive European Diploma

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By Charlotte Gérard

It has always struck me how the Basque Country – a region with its own language and very strong regional identity, policies and politics – manages to achieve a regional-global balance. It strives no only to preserve its own cultural identity and uniqueness,

Volunteering with the Red Cross

 » Read more about: Volunteering with the Red Cross  »Romotur’s Nikole Garcia on her experience

How long have you been volunteering at the Red Cross and what motivated you to start?

They called me last week to see if I was still available (I had signed up towards the end of March).

Solidary Corona Virus Masks

Solidary Mask Sewing

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(Translated interview)

Q: Tamara, how did this initiative come about?

Tamara: The idea came from a lot of information. There aren’t any masks in the pharmacies or even via internet. I saw that those around me needed them,

Photo of bike tour Rioja wine region

Eroica Rioja Tour Postponed to the Fall

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While some events have been canceled, others are being postponed. We are happy that this is the case with the Eroica Hispania, a very special cycling event, which will take place around Haro in the La Rioja wine region in October of this year.

Bilbao small shop shopping

Responsible shopping tourism

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Responsible tourism is, by now, a pretty wide-spread concept – maybe not necessarily in practice, but governments, the tourism industry and even individuals are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable and responsible tourism.

Carmen Romo Bilbao Baldosa Award

Romotur: “Your company makes our city!”

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Bilbao recognizes the work of 173 entrepreneurs with a special “baldosa”

La baldosa de Bilbao – the sidewalk tile you often see throughout the Basque Country, but especially in Bilbao – is arguably one of THE symbols of this city. 

Repsol Guide Suns Basque Country

Repsol Guide Sun Awards

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(Partial translation of original Spanish-language article)

11 restaurants of the Basque Country receive a Repsol Guide Sun

The Repsol Guide has awarded a Repsol Guide Sun to the restaurants Arrea! (Álava), Casa Garras, Porrue (Vizcaya), Bailara, Bodega Katxiña,