José María Macho is native to La Ribera; Luis Palomo arrived when he was still a child. Both know the history of the most famous old peninsula of Bilbao very well and have witnessed its evolution.
During A walk along the island, they talk about what it was like years ago and the differences they see in the landscape compared to the past. To remember those past years, they list the bars, shops, tobacco shops, hair saloons and others that were in the neighborhood, and they talk about the fiestas of La Ribera and Zorrozaurre. They do also remember the cookie makers, about 500 or 600 Artiach workers (women) who came and went from the Ribera every day using the boats that connected the city with the peninsula.