• Nightlife
    Gong

    These days GONG is indeed a rare bird in the Valencia nightlife world. Crossing the door’s entrance and entering is like being inside a time machine and travelling to that time when Valencia was synonymous with good music and an underground scene. It’s one of those secret places that you get taken to one night […]

  • Food
    Pan de Queso

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca With just under two months to go to the opening of the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we get ahead of the game with our recipe for Brazilian “Pão de Queijo” (pan de queso). Pão de queijo originated from the African slave trade and was made from […]

  • Food
    Sofartcafe

    Sofartcafé is Sofartcafé! This is a different kind of chill out experience that combines relaxing with a coffee alongside enjoying cultural events every week. You will find it in the centre of town but it is set on a mellow street, away from the cars and the crowds. Check out the library where you can […]

  • Sports
    Villarreal vs. Liverpool

    THE BRITISH INVASION OF THE YELLOW SUBMARINE  There are certain circumstances in life that put the judgement of even the greatest of legends in question. Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly led the ‘Reds’ from 1959 to 1974 and raised Liverpool FC from second division to the heights of English football. Under him, Liverpool FC won […]

  • Food
    Sweet Home

    BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET ‘Sweet Home’ is a newish British and international supermarket in Lliria where you can find all your favourite British food brands. They sell many products, including Branston Pickle, Bisto Gravy, Colman’s Mustard, Patak’s Curry, Heritage, Blue Dragon Oriental food, Amoy Food, all types of biscuits, chocolates, and, of course, traditional pies, […]

  • Food
    Simalu

    When the editor of this magazine told me that this month’s restaurant of the month was to be a recently opened Peruvian in the Barrio del Carmen, I was really quite excited. It is a cuisine I don’t really know that much about. I have tried ceviche and I had heard of the Peruvian cocktail […]

  • Food
    Hannah Banana Cake

    By Helen Westwater It may be a strange phenomenon but in La Ola Fresca most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much- pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and […]

  • Johan Cruyff and Levante Ud

    In the wake of the recent passing away of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest football players of all time and 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, he left his mark in the […]

  • Food
    Cannellini Bean Puree

      By Helen Westwater On Saturday 16 April, the barrio of Benimaclet will host a fresh food market and an eco-organic tapas tour. Revving up to the event, and recently back from Italy where I was lucky to take part in an olive oil tasting under the guidance of olive oil expert Johnny Madge, we […]

  • Music
    Mark Tait of 5th and Pontiac

    Tell us something about your background and experiences.  I spent my formative years on the island of South Uist. It is located off the west coast of Scotland, way up north. Everybody seemed to sing or play an instrument. It might have been because there was only one television station and I may be wrong […]

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