• 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 […]

  • Places
    La Lonja

      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 and, you may be surprised […]

  • Health
    Good Red Wine?

      If you are a drinker you will need to make the right choices as to what to drink. Therefore, it is quite handy, living in the land of stunning Rioja, lovely La Mancha and smooth Valdepeñas that there is more good news for drinkers of red wine. A substance called Rosveritrol, an extremely powerful […]

  • Places
    Benitatxell and Cumbres del Sol

    This leg of the route starts at the entrance to a town called Benitatxell  where, just before entering the town, there is a road that heads towards the left, towards the mountain that you can see in front of you. It’s a hard route at this point, be ready to climb various steep ascents, but […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Creativity & Manolo Martín (Fallas)

    By now, Valencia is plunged deep into the mid-March Mediterranean madness that is Las Fallas. The city streets are awash with brightly coloured streetlights, the smell of gunpowder from day time mascletas and night time fireworks pervades the air, women walk the streets in full fallera dress or regular clothes with their hair done up […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Fallas Again

      GET IT AWAY FROM ME Never! I will not do it! I absolutely will not go through another Fallas. No more sleep deprivation. No more drunken stupor. Nix the exploding firecrackers, the howling dogs, the street concerts, the paella feasts. I refuse to ever again elbow my way through a crowd of people on […]

  • Editorial
    When It Rains It Pours

      I knew I was making a conscious downshift in lifestyle pace when I settled into Valencia. Part of the city’s appeal was stepping away from that nagging feeling that you’re always missing out on something you should be doing that you can get living somewhere like Los Angeles or London, Madrid or Barcelona. To […]

  • Editorial
    Just Gotta Remember Where You Are Sometimes

      So you figure there’s a learning curve with this process of living in another city and country business. You’ve already made some of those early adaptations, like realizing that when descanso time arrives, those metal shutters will come clattering down and daily life will actually shut down. You’ve already come to grips with the […]

  • Editorial
    The Line

      There are more Moroccans than anyone else. There are Chinese and Africans from Senegal and probably Cameroon. There are Eastern Europeans, mostly Bulgarian it turns out. There are South Americans with recognizable native Indian features-if I still lived in Los Angeles, I’d figure them for Salvadoran or Guatemalan. But this is Valencia, so they […]

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