• Editorial
    Holy Grail in Valencia

    Looking for the Holy Grail King Arthur, Percival, Lancelot and the other knights of the round table, Siegfried the crusader, Adolf Hitler, the freemasons, Monty Python and Indiana Jones all spent huge amounts of time and energy in search of the Holy Grail and its magic powers. Only Percival and Indy actually got to see […]

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    HORCHATA & AGUA DE VALENCIA

     VALENCIA DRINK: HORCHATA & AGUA DE VALENCIA It’s September 2017 and the warm days are still upon us so it’s time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, horchata was invented in the Sudan and Agua de Valencia, is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist. However, let’s not get […]

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    Kenneth Tynan on Valencia

    KENNETH TYNAN ON VALENCIA In his 1975 book ‘The Sound Of Two Hands Clapping,’ Kenneth Tynan wrote: “The new tourism, of which I am a charter member, is more selective…Valencia where a noisy and majestic ugliness stands sentinel, ever ready to repel outsiders, is one of the few places that come close to fulfilling all […]

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    John Lydon Interview (JOHNNY ROTTEN)

    Exclusive interview with John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) of Pil and The Sex Pistols John Lydon needs little introduction. He is one of the most important figures in popular culture of the last 40 years. As Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, with his ready sneer & dyed hair and searing wit and dangerous songs close […]

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    BIG HEART OF JAVEA SEPTEMBER 17th of 2017

    In 2016 Javea experienced a devastating fire and all the local rescue services including voluntary services, the Red Cross, concerned citizens and Javea Connect came to the rescue. In recognition of their tireless and unselfish commitment to saving Javea from what could have been total disaster and for local residents to display their gratitude the […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina 2017

    History of La Tomatina   La Tomatina is one of those annual world events that attract enormous amounts and ever increasing amounts of travellers to Valencia. La Tomatina takes place in the normally sleepy village of Buñol about an hour from the city and is a magnet, not just for backpackers and young people taking […]

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    Summer in Valencia

    HOT TOWN – Summer in the city I was sitting at the Escalones de la Lonja a couple of years ago, washing down calamares with beer on a night when the high for the day hit 28 degrees. The Gothic gargoyles of La Lonja loomed overhead, the façade of the Central Market stared me in […]

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    La Tomatina is Fun!

      Bloody good fun It was hard to believe there were going to be any tomatoes at all. The main street was rammed with muchachos and chicas, buzzing while they waited for the battle, chanting ‘‘Ag-ua!’’ to provoke the residents on the roofs, then ‘‘To-ma-te’’, and of course the song ‘‘O-le, ole, ole, ole…’’, as […]

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    MALVARROSA BEACH OF VALENCIA

    LA MALVARROSA Valencia has always had a strange relationship with the sea. The city’s port has been a great source of wealth over the centuries but Valencia doesn’t feel like a maritime city and as people round here will tell you, the city was built with its back to the sea. People have been making […]

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    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that they were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I mean I’ve […]

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