• Editorial
    A Rainy Parisian in Sunny Valencia

    ¡Hola Paris! Valencia Speaking! Sorry I didn’t write to you earlier, but life is so intense around here! I have so many things to tell you: Paris and Valencia really are so different! I left a romantic but stressful city for a place that is much more relaxed, yet filled with action – being the […]

  • Food
    ALL HAIL THE KALE SALAD!

    FOOD ALL HAIL THE KALE SALAD! By Helen Westwater From the kitsch pinky prawn and avocado cocktail of the 70s, to the militant 80s pasta, brocolli tuna mix…or the 90s high-flying yuppie, tricolor mozarella, tomato, avocado, balsamic. As much as music and art, great salads also can encapsulate the aspirations and imagery of a decade. […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA WINES FROM THE ALICANTE REGION

    DO Alicante shows its new wines in Dénia Each year the ‘Denominaciones de Origen’, (DO’s) show their wines during the Summer and June is the chosen month. Alicante have their ‘Winecanting’ Festival on 5 June (public admitted) to be held in MARQ; DO Valencia hold theirs under the Opera House on 12 June (entry by […]

  • Popular Festivals
    CINEMA JOVE 2017

    VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinema Jove celebrates its 33rd edition in Valencia from June 23 to July 1 with cycles dedicated to Pablo Trapero and Urban Art • The Argentine director will receive the ‘Luna de Valencia’ award in recognition of his career. • The official section will give an overview of the burgeoning number […]

  • Sports
    MARCELINO TO LEAD VALENCIA NEXT SEASON

    VALENCIA FOOTBALL On May 11th it was officially announced that Marcelino Garcia Toral would become the new manager of Valencia CF. He now becomes the 19th different name to head the club since the turn of the century. During this time household names like Rafa Benitez, Claudio Ranieri, Gary Neville and Cesare Prandelli have come […]

  • Food
    FREE SPANISH TORTILLA

    FOOD: VEGAN & WHEAT-FREE SPANISH TORTILLA By Helen Westwater There’s an expression in Spanish ‘como agua en mayo’, for something that comes as a happy relief, be it water to soak dry fields, money or for me an exciting new recipe, ‘Vegan tortilla!’ As regulars to La Ola Fresca will know, it has become my […]

  • Food
    THE VURGER (VEGAN FOOD)

    VEGAN RESTAURANT IN VALENCIA Linda McCartney would be proud! It’s not often we review a fast food restaurant, but we have good reason to this month. Not a very long time ago when it was almost impossible to find a vegetarian restaurant in Valencia…finding a vegan restaurant really was impossible!!! I remember the first time […]

  • History
    JOHAN CRUYFF AND LEVANTE UD

    JOHAN CRUYFF AND LEVANTE UD One of the greatest football players of all time, thrice (1971, 1973, 1974) Ballon d’Or winner, many tend to forget that besides his glorious contributions to Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and to the Netherlands national team, Johan Cruyff left his mark in the humble city of Valencia…possibly in the […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL

    TWO LA LIGA TEAMS IN VALENCIA NEXT SEASON…CONGRATULATIONS TO LEVANTE UD!!! At the first time of asking, Levante UD have regained their La Liga status and will join Valencia CF in the top flight of Spanish football next season. ‘Los Granotas’ have totally dominated their league from the beginning of this year’s campaign. They confirmed […]

  • History
    ROMAN VALENCIA

    It was the Romans who started it all. Before them Valencia was just a swampy island on the river Turia. The early history of the city was always pretty sketchy but the excavation of the Almoina site behind the Plaza de la Virgen Basilica in 1985 changed all this…giving us information about the city’s beginnings […]

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