• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    SHOPPING

    NOVEDADES CASINO This is the real deal. Check out this tiny independent shop in the historic centre of the Barrio del Carmen. Here is a place that gives you hope that not all Mediterranean shopping in Valencia is going to be engulfed & swamped by soulless multi-national chains and low-cost tourist traps. The idea of […]

  • Places
    Wayco is Going International

    We are currently living in a fast- paced world that is being increasingly populated by 21st century nomads who grow up between airports, own two passports, speak at least three languages and live out of suitcases. We are no longer asked to “think outside the box” but rather assume that there isn’t one and when […]

  • Places
    San Nicolas

    BAROQUE TREASURES IN THE HEART OF THE CARMEN  Hidden at the end of a little passageway marked “Parroquia de San Nicolás”, about halfway down C/ Caballeros amongst the tourist trap bars and ‘authentic’ bodegas, is one of the city’s greatest art treasures. The dazzling Baroque frescoes at the Church of San Nicolás have recently been […]

  • Food
    La Pilareta

    When we first moved to these shores many moons ago (wow, how the years roll by!), I had heard from friends how you are inundated with ‘friends’ who are just passing through on their way to so-and-so and could one stay a night or so on the way? It did happen, but not as much […]

  • Nightlife
    Café Negrito Exclusive Interview

    It sometimes happens that a bar or a shop or a restaurant becomes so synonymous with its surrounding that it’s hard to separate it from them. The bar and the square become one and the same place. This is certainly the case with the Barrio del Carmen’s Café Negrito and the plaza of the same […]

  • Places
    Ruzafa

    A garden of delights The elegantly scruffy neighbourhood of Ruzafa was first incorporated into the city of Valencia about 130 years ago. Even in that time it has often been seen as being a bit off the beaten track. Now, however, while more central areas become increasingly franchised, sanitised and expensive, it’s Ruzafa which is […]

  • Places
    La Lonja

      The United Nations agency UNESCO has designated 851 sites around the world as World Heritage sites, which form part of the “cultural and natural heritage of the world” and are considered as having unique and universal value to the history of humanity. One of those sites is in Valencia and, you may be surprised […]

  • Places
    Benitatxell and Cumbres del Sol

    This leg of the route starts at the entrance to a town called Benitatxell  where, just before entering the town, there is a road that heads towards the left, towards the mountain that you can see in front of you. It’s a hard route at this point, be ready to climb various steep ascents, but […]

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