• Places
    L’OCEANOGRÀFIC…FIRST IMPRESSIONS

      Blue Water in the City. Let me lay my cards on the table before I begin, I am not a great aficionado of aquaria. I am, however, a huge fan of the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias and so I went more to see the architecture up close than to look at the […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • New in Valencia and Hot Off The Plane

    The Valencía Way New country, new life, healthy living, new resolutions! Get fit, eat vegetables and salad all the time and maybe drink a little bit of red wine. That’s the plan and it was going very well until we arrived. This place has just tooo many distractions. Valencia, famed for its nightlife just sucks […]

  • 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
    NOVEDADES CASINO

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Places
    Haphazard: That’s Valencia

      Dreadlocked Dana from Savannah was referring to how she found her way here one day when she came up with the word that may best sum up Valencia: haphazard. Where, years ago, I was looking to live somewhere on the Mediterranean and my Spain trip included plans for a week in Morocco. Two rough […]

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