• 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 […]

  • Food
    Cannellini Bean Puree

      By Helen Westwater On Saturday 16 April, the barrio of Benimaclet will host a fresh food market and an eco-organic tapas tour. Revving up to the event, and recently back from Italy where I was lucky to take part in an olive oil tasting under the guidance of olive oil expert Johnny Madge, we […]

  • Music
    Mark Tait of 5th and Pontiac

    Tell us something about your background and experiences.  I spent my formative years on the island of South Uist. It is located off the west coast of Scotland, way up north. Everybody seemed to sing or play an instrument. It might have been because there was only one television station and I may be wrong […]

  • Editorial
    Jason Webster

    What is your view of the political stalemate in Spain?  By the time this interview is published the situation may well have changed significantly, so it’s not easy to say. At the time of writing (late January), the possibility of forming a lasting coalition government looks unlikely, although I suspect that something temporary may be […]

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