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Colder by the hour, dying with every breath.Read more "Last breath of air"
Visiting Valencia!? Grab some takeaway food, foldable chairs and table and head over to the beach for dinner. You will find yourself among a community of diners that are omnipresent during the summer nights. It is such a vibrant atmosphere! Flamenco music, drinks, food, people gathering in groups, what else could you want! Part of […]Read more "Promenade dining in Valencia"
…who wouldn’t on a hot 30°C day. …a bonus song to set you in the mood.Read more "Barcelonians chilling in the parks"
Fiesta de San Juan or Noche de San Juan, originally a Christian celebration with pagan roots being associated with the birth of St. John (which is believed to have been about six months before Christmas day, close to the summer solstice) is celebrated by a few European and Latin American countries. Valencian people celebrate la […]Read more "The no-aftermath of Fiesta de San Juan"
Spending the weekend away from the city meant a perfect opportunity to use my old Nikkor AF f/1.4 50mm. I’d fixed it up on the Sony alpha with an adapter a while ago but never really got the time to use it much, especially because it only works with MF and it’s a bit uncomfortable in some […]Read more "80’s Nikon 1.4 50mm does Jávea"
If you genuinely enjoy food, you must have heard about Thai food and the extraordinary street food culture of this fantastic country. I must admit, one of the reasons Thailand was top of the list among countries to visit in Southeast Asia was its culinary reputation. Thailand is a country where you can eat fresh and […]Read more "Thailand’s treasure: street food"
Winter never quite comes around the southern coast of Spain.Read more "Not quite winter"
Spending Christmas outside Valencia was a last-minute decision and so we chose Madrid since neither of us had been before and thought a few days would be a good introduction to the capital. As per the usual custom, we decided on AirBnb for accommodation. A lovely one I must say, situated in an ex-commercial center building […]Read more "Bits of Madrid"
Albufera is a short car drive from the city of Valencia. Perfect for a Saturday brunch escapade it is also the largest lake in Spain, one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula and the setting for many of the works of Blasco Ibañez. The area looks like an intricate web of […]Read more "Escape to Albufera Natural Park"