• THE VALENCIA BIOPARC

    THE VALENCIA BIOPARC The Bioparc is Valencia’s innovative and ground-breaking new zoological park, set in the Parque de Cabecera, a 200,000m2 spread of luscious green from which the Turia River park stems and runs right through Valencia all the way to the City of Arts and Sciences, making it one of the greenest cities in […]

  • PINE TREES AND COVES IN JÁVEA

    PINE TREES AND COVES IN JÁVEA We have been cycling from Denia to Jávea (Xabia), taking the Cabo de San Antonio as the main reference, but now we’re going to cycle south, to Cabo de la Nao, discovering some other beautiful places in the area. Jávea and the surrounding countryside is one of the prettiest […]

  • YOUR BIKE EQUIPMENT

    YOUR BIKE EQUIPMENT We’ve talked on other occasions about aspects of our own security and that of our bikes. This month we’re going to look at things which can make our journey on two wheels more agreeable. The first and foremost, as it directly affects our health, is hydration. The typical thing to do is […]

  • VALENCIA’S POBLADOS MARITIMOS (THE PORT AREA)

    VALENCIA’S POBLADOS MARITIMOS (THE PORT AREA) Valencia’s Poblados Marítimos have been through a lot. Over the years they have been destroyed by fire, suffered the worst of the city’s floods, and been flattened by bombs. Now the area’s residents will have to put up with Formula One cars careering around their once peaceful streets and […]

  • Editorial
    MALVARROSA

    MALVARROSA Valencia has always had a strange relationship with the sea. The city’s port has been a great source of wealth over the centuries but Valencia doesn’t feel like a maritime city and as people round here will tell you, the city was built with its back to the sea. People have been making sandcastles […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS TIMOTHY O’GRADY

    VALENCIA BOOKS TIMOTHY O’GRADY 1. Tell us something your background and travels…    I’m from Chicago. When I was twenty-one someone offered me the use of a house on a deserted island off the coast of Donegal in Ireland. I expected to return from there to America but never did. I lived in Dublin, London, Valencia […]

  • Editorial
    Naima Interview

    Valencia Music Naima 1. How did ‘Naima’ begin ? Naima began in 2004 with the intention of making music, influenced by jazz but not in any way bound to its rules and regulations. With the risk of being in no man’s land, where no-one can box us into a category, we prefer to develop our creativity […]

  • Food
    RESTAURANT CONTRAPUNTO ( BELOW THE OPERA HOUSE)

    Having previously eaten at this restaurant some months before our dinner date for ’24/7 Valencia’, we were very excited about a repeat visit. Our first dinner had been soon after it’s re-opening…more about that later. The restaurant, to be found on the terrace below, and part of the ‘Reina Sofia Palau de Les Arts’, is […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS : MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN

      MOVIES MADE IN SPAIN In which small village in Guadalajara did Katherine Hepburn spend a summer making a film about Troy? Where did Steven Spielberg build his prisoner of war camp in Spain for ‘Empire of the Sun’? Which famous British actor tried to steal some jewels from the Spanish royal family’s summer palace […]

  • Music
    Sergent Garcia Interview

    Valencia Music Sergent Garcia 1. Tell us about your recent experience of travelling from the port of Valencia to the Caribbean in a sailing boat. Was it for musical reasons? I have been travelling for more than 15 years to Latin America and the Caribbean to work and investigate Afro-Caribbean music. I have worked in […]

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