• Art
    THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

    So you think you know Valencia? Paella, fallas, sun, sand, football, passion, light and love. All of these fiery elements make up a place that has become known as the Mediterannean city par excellence. Part of the charm lies in the contrast between the old (the centro historico) and newish The City of Arts and […]

  • Food
    A PUDDING OF MELLOW FRUITFULNESS

    La Ola Fresca Although Britain is not well famed for its culinary heritage, it is generally accepted that we do have some fine desserts. So, this month, we indulge in puddings and “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”! A refrain which coincidentally originates from the translation of ‘Al freír de los huevos […]

  • Food
    CHILLING OUT AT CAFÉ MUSEU

    Set in a mellow corner of the historic centre, ‘Café Museu’ can rightfully claim to have a worthy history all of its own. As one of the first bohemian bars of the Barrio del Carmen, it was founded in 1972 as ‘Raco.’ It was a favourite haunt of the local Art students whose college then […]

  • Food
    A day at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana

    Regular readers of this column will know that, though I love paella Valenciana, if I want to make my own I have to do it in the privacy of my own home with no Valencianos to witness me in the act. Valencia’s seriously believe you have to be Valencian to make a decent paella – […]

  • Food
    MAKING PAELLA IN VALENCIA!

    A Morning at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana If you were to ask a Valencian what his favourite dish is, his answer would surely be paella. If you are invited on a Sunday for lunch at a Valencian’s house, chances are the first thing that will be said to you as you walk in […]

  • Food
    DINING OUT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE…

    EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN Set in an attractive and very spacious 19th century listed building, the newish ‘El Arenal del Carmen’ restaurant is now starting to slowly but surely take off as summer seeps into autumn. Set on a mellow street in the historic centre, it’s just a stone’s throw from the La Lonja and […]

  • Editorial
    Holy Grail in Valencia

    Looking for the Holy Grail King Arthur, Percival, Lancelot and the other knights of the round table, Siegfried the crusader, Adolf Hitler, the freemasons, Monty Python and Indiana Jones all spent huge amounts of time and energy in search of the Holy Grail and its magic powers. Only Percival and Indy actually got to see […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL…EXCITING TIMES FOR THE CITY!

    With both Levante UD and Valencia CF once again in the top tier of Spanish football, these are exciting times for the city of Valencia on the sporting front. Levante have celebrated their return to La Liga with a fantastic promotional offer for fans. Anyone buying a season ticket this year will receive a free […]

  • 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 […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA WINES…ROSADOS FOR SUMMER DRINKING

    Summer in Spain (and especially here in Valencia) requires a bit of thought when it comes to matching wines with food. This is particularly the case when it comes to drinking red wines. This is because the red wines here are high in alcohol, at their best at normal room temperature and from June to […]

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