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A few days ago, though it seems like weeks already, we were just continuing with our mundane daily routine. Now we are in lockdown. If caught leaving my home I could be fined or even arrested for carrying out non-essential tasks. So weird how just in a few days our…

Believe it or not, Valencia offers a lot more than glorious sunshine and amazing beaches. Similar to its sister cities of Madrid and Barcelona, art and culture are firmly ingrained in Valencia’s history.From the Muslim fortress of Almudín, the Fallas museum, to the impressive Gothic architecture of The Silk Exchange,…

The difficulties and struggles of becoming moderately bilingual are REAL. Knowing if an item is male or female. Trying to keep up with a conversation that has 10 people talking over each other can really make my head explode. I have a bunch of phrases and words that I can…

There are many interesting and unique neighbourhoods in Valencia, and finding the best areas to live is not always easy.  Everyone has different preferences, and so everyone will have different criteria in terms of location, local amenities, and the price per square meter they are prepared to pay for a…

Spains first water park was introduced back in 1985. Since then, it has grown to be a favourite summer hotspot for the family and fun lovers during the weekends and holidays. During the months of June to August, Valencia can get very hot an humid. So it’s not surprising that…

Oh, Spain! Land of the beautiful pueblos (villages) where time stands still. Valencia, on the east coast of Spain, is home to hundreds of ancient villages rich in history and dating back to the Moorish and Medieval eras. From foreboding fortresses through to ancient cobbled streets. New York travel company…

Putting your child in education in Spain can be quite an expensive affair. Unlike in the UK where the majority of school materials are free, in Spain materials such as books, notepads, papers and anything else that your child will use will need to be bought by yourself. During the…

In the past decade, many cat cafés have opened all over the world and as a cat lover myself, I am pleased to tell you that the first cat cafe has finally arrived in Valencia, Spain! Did you know that the cat café concept originally started in Taiwan? Many Taiwanese love cats,…

I really couldn’t stand it anymore. I ran out of some decent Asian ingredients over 6 months ago and some things you just can’t buy in Carrefour! I was really missing some ingredients in my weekly cooking, such as; coconut vinegar, a decent bottle of soy sauce (that didn’t cost…

1. The smell of Azahar Valencia is named as the Orange Blossom Coast (Costa del Azahar). Every year you can literally smell spring in the air. These small white flowers on the orange trees are called Azahar and as they bloom during spring time you cannot mistake the smell that lingers…

This post is long overdue. I have been meaning to write up about our trip to Andorra just after Christmas. This trip didn’t take much planning and it was something that we and our friends have decided at the last minute. The idea came up when I mentioned to my…

Even though the calçotada is a long term Catalan tradition, you don’t have to be in Catalonia to enjoy this messy gastronomic gathering! Last weekend was my second calçotada experience with friends here in Valencia. To be honest, I think it’s just an excuse for another get-together, but, I’m not…