• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music
    Manu Khalwa

      Tell us something about your background.  I come from a family of musicians from Rajasthan in India. I am a musician and singer and my aim is to make Indian music more familiar to the ears of Westerners. Music has been in my family for 12 generations. Our ancestors used to perform at the […]

  • Food
    Picnicity

    If you walk down C/ Calatrava in the Barrio del Carmen, look for a tiny door that leads to Picnicity – blink and you’ll miss it. Inside is a narrow bar filled with a delicious variety of empanadas, salads and a large selection of great looking (and tasting) cakes. ‘Picnicity’ is the brainchild of an […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Local Fallas

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section.  How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla?  I joined […]

  • Food
    Croissants!

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  So, while a well-known UK supermarket blows up a storm of scorn from the French…for launching a new, straight- lined croissant that is easier for their customers to spread with butter and jam…this March we get back to basics, roll up the shirtsleeves and make our own. With these […]

  • Food
    98 Degrees Dim Sum Experience

      Steaming to Success Walking through the streets of the Barrio del Carmen on the way to our table at 98 Degrees Dim Sum Experience was a little like being on the set of ‘The Walking Dead’. We pass people with major stab wounds, gashes on their faces, hollows where there should be eyes, and […]

  • AL CANTONET

      Deep in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, Valencia’s historic centre, you will find ‘Al Cantonet’. It’s the Valencian name for ‘little corner’ and claims to be one of the narrowest bars in the world. Luckily, it has a great terrace outside so you can enjoy the bar inside or at an outside […]

  • Editorial
    UKE

    1.Roberto, tell us something about your experiences from the time of your band ‘Niza’ to the present day with your musical duo ‘Uke’. I’ve always been connected to music. It’s a typical story, you start a band at school, which develops until it eventually starts to go nowhere. Later we formed Niza, which had a […]

  • Editorial
    John Treacy

      Tell us something about your background, travels, and experiences I was born in Cornwall but my family came from Liverpool, where my dad worked with BBC Radio Merseyside. I played football for the school team when I was seven and began playing rugby at Newquay Hornets when I was seven. I played for the […]

  • Food
    ECORGÀNIC

    A different way to go shopping The ecological supermarket Ecorgànic has, in recent years, become a reference for ‘biological cuisine’ in Valencia. On their shelves you will find a very wide range of products ranging from vegetables to spices, breads and dairy products. This healthy approach to food and diet has been developing in Valencia […]

  • History
    Refugios and the Bombing of Valencia

      Recent work on the Metro and the gardens in Gran Vía Germanías and Gran Vía Marqués del Turia have unearthed two almost forgotten 1930s air raid shelters or ‘Refugios’. Completely intact and left nearly exactly as they were at the time of the horrific bombing raids Valencia endured during the Spanish Civil War, their […]

  • Chris Wright

      So, Chris, where are you from originally? Well, I was born and grew up in Leicester UK until National Service committed me to the RAF for 3 years. Then, as my father had been a ‘bobby’ all his life, ı decided to join the Exeter city police in Devon. Only it didn’t work. I […]

  • Sports
    They keep stealing our bikes!

    It’s a plague with no end. And it looks like the authorities aren’t taking any action to solve the problem, which means the buck stops with us. Everybody knows that the vast majority of stolen bikes go to the famous rastro market which sets up before dawn every Sunday near the football stadium. It goes […]

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