Fair of Old and Used Books

26. March 2019 Valencia 0
Fair of Old and Used Books
Every year in Valencia, around the months of February and March, the Fair of Old and Used Books takes place. And, of course, this year I also went to see it, although I must confess that I left for the very last day! Dozens stands full of old books and not so old books at a super ...

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What if I don’t like fallas?

22. March 2019 Valencia 4
What if I don’t like fallas?
To many this may sound unconceivable, but you can be Valencian and hate fallas. In fact, I would say that the love-hate ratio for this festivity will approach 50-50 and I am among the 50% who would like to flee from Valencia every time these dates approach. Do not misunderstand me, I know they are ...

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The medieval market of Benimaclet

18. September 2018 Diary, Valencia 2
The medieval market of Benimaclet
Last weekend there was a medieval market in the neighbourhood and, being next to my place, there was no way ‘ll miss it. Apparently, the medieval market of Benimaclet is one of the largest in the city of Valencia and also one of the best known. Several of the streets leading to the square are ...

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Okuda San Miguel’s colourful art

Okuda San Miguel’s colourful art
This is what happens when you let time pass by instead of doing things when they should be done, that you forget details and that the dates are over; and that is precisely what happened to me with Okuda’s exhibition at the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea del Carmen. Okuda was responsible for the monument of ...

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My first afternoon in the beach

My first afternoon in the beach
It seems the stars aligned yesterday and I ended up going to the beach. Still calling this post “a day in the beach” would be extremely exaggerated, I would rather say “an hour in the beach”.     To those who are astonished and confused by the fact that I didn’t turn to ashes under ...

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How to make “buñuelos”

How to make “buñuelos”
Fallas are over and, once again, the stress due to the crowds of people has defeated the festive atmosphere. That is to say, I have not gone to any mascletá or to any firework, I have not seen the ofrenda and I have hardly seen just two. Monuments. But I’ve still enjoyed fallas in my ...

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