• Editorial
    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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    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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    Nightlife interview with Teresa of bar los Picapiedra

    INTERVIEW  TERESA OF BAR LOS PICAPIEDRA 1.Tell us something about your background I have Spanish parents but I was born in Paris, France and was brought up there until I was 8 years old. I have great memories of growing up in my Parisian barrio with friends from Europe and Africa and I remember the […]

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    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 […]

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    LAMAR HERRIN

    VALENCIA BOOKS: LAMAR HERRIN 1.Could you tell us something about your background and experiences? I first wanted to be a professional baseball player, then an actor. But I was never much of an actor. While working on a film called ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ for eight weeks (I was the sonar operator […]

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    THE EU REFERENDUM

    THE EU REFERENDUM I feel obliged to write quite an unusual article because, frankly, we’re living in unusual times. As the dust settles on the EU referendum, many people are now asking what exactly is going to happen when, in two years time, Britain completes its departure from the European Union. What will happen to […]

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    Tanks For The Memory

    23F: Tanks For The Memory For those of us living in Spain today, democracy is a given and pretty much unmoveable. The dark, dull days of dictatorship seem a long way off. However, if some dangerously deluded bright sparks had got their way on 23 February 1981, things might have been a whole lot different and […]

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    LA OLA FRESCA

    CHINESE DUMPLINGS ‘JIAOZI‘ By Helen Westwater: LA OLA FRESCA The 28th of January saw the start of the Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the Rooster, a sign associated with wealth. Last year’s naughty Monkey seems to have left us with a certain wealthy mad rooster creating havoc (!) so let’s hope that by […]

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    Paella in Valencia

    RICE TO THE OCCASION Whether it’s your birthday, your saint’s day, some friends are visiting, it’s Fallas, you’ve come into a bit of money, or it’s just a weekend family lunch; at the heart of any celebration in Valencia is the regional dish. Paella: Rabbit, chicken, rice and vegetables, fried and boiled, together in a […]

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