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24 hours in: Valencia

24 hours in: Valencia

Valencia might not be the first city that springs to mind when you think of Spain, but we’ve got just as much street cred as Madrid or Barcelona. We’ve got the second narrowest house in Europe, the largest oceanarium in Europe, a monstrous church bell, the largest toy soldier collection… should...
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This shop serves the best calamari sandwiches in Valencia

This shop serves the best calamari sandwiches in Valencia

Hungry for one of the best fried calamari sandwiches in Valencia? Our local Valencia tour guides recommend Bar El Tostadero, for their bocadillo de calamares a la Romana. Open for 58 years and considered a local institution in the area, Bar El Tostadero offers great food and honest prices, serving...
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The complete guide to: Valencia travel

The complete guide to: Valencia travel

So you’re off to Valencia — good choice! Navigating any new city can be difficult, so let us make it easier for you. We’ve created a guide to the city — everything you need to know about getting there, getting around the city, the best things to do, what to...
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Things to do in: Valencia

Things to do in: Valencia

We’ve got it all covered here in Valencia. If you want history, yup we’ve got it. If you want a bit of fun, we have that too. Heck, we even have the best of Spanish modern-day architecture right in our own backyard. So come pay us a visit (or stay awhile)...
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Everything you need to know about Las Fallas in Valencia

Everything you need to know about Las Fallas in Valencia

Wanna know what’s the most fun experience to have in Valencia? It’s Las Fallas, an important festival that happens every spring. Las Fallas is an entire month of minimal sleep, fireworks, fiestas, amazing giant puppets, incredible bonfires, and lots of food, of course. Sound like your type of party? Then...
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Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

There’s more than chocolate treats and egg-hiding bunnies to Easter — and in many Christian European countries, Holy Week and Easter weekend are the biggest celebrations of the year. From pagan traditions celebrating spring, to throwing water on your crush to secure her affections, to holy processions honouring the resurrection,...
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How to make fried pumpkin fritters (buñuelos de calabaza)

How to make fried pumpkin fritters (buñuelos de calabaza)

Buñuelos de calabaza, or fried pumpkins fritters, are shaped like doughnuts and usually served with a generous dusting of sugar. The best ones are piping hot, giving you that satisfying crunch on your first bite, and crescendos in taste if you dip them in a cuppa hot chocolate, too. This...
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The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

A legend says that in Mallorca, at the beginning of time, the land was petrified by the snake-haired Medusa of Greek mythology. Since then, time has stood still in Mallorca, traditions never changing. As far as damnations go, this was a pretty good one, as Mallorcan traditions are beautiful and...
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Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

When the earthquake struck on September 19, 2017, the residents of Mexico City had just finished their annual drill. It was the anniversary of the 1985 8.1-magnitude quake that killed some 10,000 people. Every year on that date, the city runs through safety drills, in the hopes that if a...
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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...
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