• Nightlife
    Gong

    These days GONG is indeed a rare bird in the Valencia nightlife world. Crossing the door’s entrance and entering is like being inside a time machine and travelling to that time when Valencia was synonymous with good music and an underground scene. It’s one of those secret places that you get taken to one night […]

  • Food
    Pan de Queso

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca With just under two months to go to the opening of the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we get ahead of the game with our recipe for Brazilian “Pão de Queijo” (pan de queso). Pão de queijo originated from the African slave trade and was made from […]

  • Food
    Sofartcafe

    Sofartcafé is Sofartcafé! This is a different kind of chill out experience that combines relaxing with a coffee alongside enjoying cultural events every week. You will find it in the centre of town but it is set on a mellow street, away from the cars and the crowds. Check out the library where you can […]

  • Sports
    Villarreal vs. Liverpool

    THE BRITISH INVASION OF THE YELLOW SUBMARINE  There are certain circumstances in life that put the judgement of even the greatest of legends in question. Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly led the ‘Reds’ from 1959 to 1974 and raised Liverpool FC from second division to the heights of English football. Under him, Liverpool FC won […]

  • Sports
    Levante Cricket Club in Valencia

    The ancient and magnificent game of cricket, beloved of English folk and of all the peoples with whom they have mingled, has taken root in Valencia. Her fertile soil and benign climate has proved stimulating and supporting of the tender shoots that emerged in 2012 when a group of pioneering aficionados began to knock a […]

  • Food
    Sweet Home

    BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET ‘Sweet Home’ is a newish British and international supermarket in Lliria where you can find all your favourite British food brands. They sell many products, including Branston Pickle, Bisto Gravy, Colman’s Mustard, Patak’s Curry, Heritage, Blue Dragon Oriental food, Amoy Food, all types of biscuits, chocolates, and, of course, traditional pies, […]

  • Food
    Simalu

    When the editor of this magazine told me that this month’s restaurant of the month was to be a recently opened Peruvian in the Barrio del Carmen, I was really quite excited. It is a cuisine I don’t really know that much about. I have tried ceviche and I had heard of the Peruvian cocktail […]

  • Food
    Hannah Banana Cake

    By Helen Westwater It may be a strange phenomenon but in La Ola Fresca most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much- pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and […]

  • History
    Vicente Blasco Ibanez

      Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but just like Valencia Football Club manager Voro, he […]

  • Johan Cruyff and Levante Ud

    In the wake of the recent passing away of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest football players of all time and thrice (1971, 1973, 1974) Ballon d’Or winner, many tend to forget that, besides his glorious contributions to Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and to the Netherlands national team, he left his mark in the […]

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