• Popular Festivals

    The “Todo a un Euro” shops have been stocking tinsel and blow-up Santas for months. Dean Martin is blasting out of the speakers at the Corte Ingles. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth (enjoy it while you can, it’s going to be a Trump […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina 2018

    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 […]

  • Popular Festivals

    This year Valencia has not only taken the national lead in the sheer amount of talent and variety of its festival offerings. After many years of looking in awe and a touch of jealousy at Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid when we wanted to look for the big names on the international music scene…we now need […]

  • Popular Festivals
    FIB 2018 PREVIEW

    As far as sheer star power is concerned, FIB, Festival Internacional de Benicassim, held from 19-22 July, just a hour´s ride up north from Valencia, will again deliver with theme-based nights. Headliners include Killers, Liam Gallagher, Travis Scott and Pet Shop Boys, with some of the regular favorites from the overwhelmingly English-speaking campers, Bastille, The […]

  • Popular Festivals

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section. 1. How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla? I […]

  • Editorial
    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 […]

  • Editorial
    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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