• 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 […]

  • Health
    Good Red Wine?

      If you are a drinker you will need to make the right choices as to what to drink. Therefore, it is quite handy, living in the land of stunning Rioja, lovely La Mancha and smooth Valdepeñas that there is more good news for drinkers of red wine. A substance called Rosveritrol, an extremely powerful […]

  • 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 […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Creativity & Manolo Martín (Fallas)

    By now, Valencia is plunged deep into the mid-March Mediterranean madness that is Las Fallas. The city streets are awash with brightly coloured streetlights, the smell of gunpowder from day time mascletas and night time fireworks pervades the air, women walk the streets in full fallera dress or regular clothes with their hair done up […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Fallas Again

      GET IT AWAY FROM ME Never! I will not do it! I absolutely will not go through another Fallas. No more sleep deprivation. No more drunken stupor. Nix the exploding firecrackers, the howling dogs, the street concerts, the paella feasts. I refuse to ever again elbow my way through a crowd of people on […]

  • Editorial
    When It Rains It Pours

      I knew I was making a conscious downshift in lifestyle pace when I settled into Valencia. Part of the city’s appeal was stepping away from that nagging feeling that you’re always missing out on something you should be doing that you can get living somewhere like Los Angeles or London, Madrid or Barcelona. To […]

  • Editorial
    Just Gotta Remember Where You Are Sometimes

      So you figure there’s a learning curve with this process of living in another city and country business. You’ve already made some of those early adaptations, like realizing that when descanso time arrives, those metal shutters will come clattering down and daily life will actually shut down. You’ve already come to grips with the […]

  • Editorial
    The Line

      There are more Moroccans than anyone else. There are Chinese and Africans from Senegal and probably Cameroon. There are Eastern Europeans, mostly Bulgarian it turns out. There are South Americans with recognizable native Indian features-if I still lived in Los Angeles, I’d figure them for Salvadoran or Guatemalan. But this is Valencia, so they […]

  • 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 […]

  • History
    Valencia Nightlife

    A Valencia Nightlife History Part 1 Juanjo Almendral has been an integral part of Valencian nightlife for nearly two decades. Since 1988, he’s run La Marxa, the last call spot in the Carmen for high-energy night owls, and in 1996 opened La Edad de Oro, a regular bar catering more to movida veterans behind Café […]

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