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    LALOLA 4 EXPERIENCES 1 TEAM IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

    ##LALOLA RESTAURANT     We are a team that has been in the centre of the city for 17 years. We serve Mediterranean cuisine in our restaurant, with rice and paellas made on-the-spot. It is a special enclave with a relaxing terrace. Located at the foot of the ‘Miguelete’ cathedral tower in a medieval street, in the […]

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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE BAREFOOT DOCTOR IN IBIZA

    ##WORLD TRAVELLER & TAOIST  ‘THE BAREFOOT DOCTOR’ HAS TREATED MADONNA AMONGST THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS… 24/7 Valencia: Could you tell us something about your background, experiences, travels? The Barefoot Doctor: Yes, I was always awake, like the Buddha but more North London in my style and at 6 heard the background radiation wave, the soundwave the […]

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    MY RUZAFA (ONE OF VALENCIA’S HIPPEST BARRIOS)

    ##Ruzafa or Russafa (Valenciano) means something similar to “scented garden” in Arabic. The Valencian barrio is known for being an upbeat and progressive area and home to many artists, local families and immigrants. Located on the southern side of the city, historically, it used to be seen as somewhat apart from the centre of action […]

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    PEÑISCOLA…CITY IN THE SEA

    ##On the Costa del Azahar, the ‘orange blossom coast’ in the north of the Valencia region between Castellón and the Ebro, you’ll find the seaside town of Peñiscola. It’s a Spanish coastal town much like any other, built around the remnants of a quaint old fishing village with its five kilometres of beaches, its EU […]

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    UBIK CAFÉ IN RUZAFA (VALENCIA)

    ##UBIK Café is a place that wears many hats, each as pleasing as the other. In the hip Ruzafa barrio, customers can come sit at the worn, mismatched wooden tables under book-lined walls and find a bar, a restaurant, a cafe, a bookshop, an event venue, or just all-in-all a cosy meeting place. The cafe […]

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    VALENCIA HISTORY…TWO MEN CALLED LUIS

    ##Despite the prejudices of the time, two Valencians of Jewish origin ended up playing a key role in renaissance Europe. One of them, Luis Vives, a true Renaissance man and fifteenth century Zelig (the bloke got everywhere) helped to develop the ideas that formed modern Europe. The other, Luis de Santangel, was instrumental in the […]

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    ALL ABOUT ‘AGUA DE VALENCIA’ (VALENCIAN COCKTAIL)

    ##Agua de Valencia was first concocted by erstwhile artist and barman Constante Gil, who started serving it in his bar, the now sadly defunct ‘Cerveceria Madrid’ in C/ Abadia San Martin in 1959 in Valencia. The bar with its live piano music and its alcoves and poky corners was a classic of Valencian nightlife, especially […]

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    THE BULLF***T

    ##Many an article did I read whilst researching this piece on the part that all those bloody tourists play in funding the modern Spanish bullfight. Three rows back from us at one fight were a family of  tourists complete with beef burger meals to enjoy the show with. In fact, they paid more attention to […]

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    BIOPARC VALENCIA

     ##Built as part of the Cabacera park development at the Mislata end of the Turia river bed, the Bioparc opened in 2008. It is a new-generation zoo where the idea was to move away completely from the bad old days of the ‘Viveros Gardens’ enclosed zoo, embracing the philosophy of “zoo-immersion” in line with other […]

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