• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA

    MINDFULNESS IN VALENCIA  1. Tell us something about your background and experiences. Originally from London, I moved to Spain in 2012 to live in a Mindfulness Retreat Centre in the Marina Alta to be their cook for a year. I left a 10 year career in the NHS as a Speech Therapist for an adventure […]

  • Editorial
    BLOOD, SAND, BLUSTER, BRAVADO AND BRILLIANCE VICENTE BLASCO IBAÑEZ

    BLOOD, SAND, BLUSTER, BRAVADO AND BRILLIANCE VICENTE BLASCO IBAÑEZ 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 Ibañez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but […]

  • Art
    VALENCIA BAROQUE

    BAROQUE TREASURES IN THE HEART OF THE CARMEN Hidden at the end of a little passage way marked “Parroquia de San Nicolas”, about halfway down the Calle Caballeros amongst the tourist trap bars and “authentic “ bodegas, is one of the city’s greatest art treasures. The dazzling Baroque frescoes at the Church of San Nicolas […]

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