• Editorial
    WHY VALENCIA?

    ##Why Valencia? ¿Por qué Valencia? It’s a reasonable question, I suppose. Why do I, and others from around the world, choose to live here? After all, the third-largest city in Spain doesn’t normally rate on most people’s “must-sees”. The Lonely Planet guide, in its suggested city-based itinerary, talks at length about Madrid and Barcelona and […]

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    BENIDORM

    ##Summer is coming and people from all over Europe and the rest of Spain flock to the Valencia coast. Towns like Cullera, Gandía, Calpe and Dénia increase their populations tenfold in the Summer months. Valencia prides itself on its wealth of history, architecture and art. In reality, it is sun & sea & sand that […]

  • Food
    EMBLEMATIC TAPAS BAR OF VALENCIA…’LA PILARETA’

    ##Our guests fell head-over-heels in love with Valencia and were eager to see and experience everything. They also loved their food, which immediately endeared them to me. We took them to some of our favourite restaurants and bars. All of which they loved. On their last night, I suggested we went to a favourite little […]

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    WORLD HERITAGE SITE…LA LONJA OF VALENCIA

    ##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. You may be surprised to learn […]

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    HIKING IN THE VALENCIA REGION…FOUR OF THE BEST

    ##Do you fancy doing something other than watching football hungover or eating another paella this weekend? Hopefully, this article will coax you into heading out to the Valencian countryside, to fill your lungs with fresh air, get some exercise, and learn a little bit of history all at the same time!   Ruta de los […]

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    CHILL OUT AT THE EMBLEMATIC ‘CAFÉ SANT JAUME’

    ##Without doubt, ‘Café Sant Jaume’ is one of the most emblematic coffee bars in the whole of Valencia. It was originally a pharmacy that began its trade in around 1900 so it has a very rich history! In 1984, it was acquired by current owner Vicente Mas, a kindly presence here & who you will […]

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    VALENCIA BOOKS…RAFA LAHUERTA YÚFERA

    ##Rafa Lahuerta Yúfera is a Valencian writer, blogger and former member and founder of the Valencia CF supporter’s group Gol Gran. His book “La balada del bar Torino” (in reference to the bar in C/Barcelonina where  Valencia C.F. was founded back in 1919) was published to acclaim. It is more than just a book about […]

  • Food
    MERCADO CENTRAL OF VALENCIA

    Valencia’s Central Market is one of the largest markets in Europe Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, it’s feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Mercado Central in Valencia. Cotorra means parrot in Spanish, but it also means […]

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    ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS REMEMBERS VALENCIA

    ##Rolling Stone Keith Richards has certainly led a full life when it comes to sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. It is to his credit that he has defied the critics and remembered many of his adventures, in all their colourful glory, via his  best-selling autobiography ‘Life’. Back in 1967, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones […]

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