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Valencia At Night
Even at night, Valencia is a city defined by light. The “blue hour” right after dusk is one of our favorite times, when the sky takes on a gorgeous, dark blue tint, and the street lamps illuminate the city’s buildings with a warm yellow light. Here are some photos which suggest that Valencia is at its most beautiful when the sun is making its daily retreat… Read More

Nov 25, 2015

The Sunset from the Sea
A warm summer day coming to an end, a cool breeze lifting off the Mediterranean, a glass of cava sparkling in your hand, the water skidding by underneath, the wind rustling the sails up above… and on the horizon, just past the beach, the sun sinking behind a set of colored clouds. There aren’t many experiences more enjoyable than a sunset tour on a catamaran… Read More

Nov 22, 2015

The Plazas of Valencia’s Casco Antiguo
Valencians love to be outside. And as the workday ends, they’ll explode from their offices and flow down the sidewalks like lava, before coming to rest in one of the city’s many plazas. Here are some of our favorites in the city’s old town… Read More

Nov 20, 2015

Going to the Movies in Valencia
Whether you’re hoping to catch the newest summer blockbuster or an award-winning indie flick, Valencia has plenty of options. We’re big fans of cinema, and these are the places we tend to go for a night at the movies… Read More

Nov 19, 2015

Classic Valencian Restaurants
Whether you’re in the mood for tapas, bocadillos, or a full, multi-course menu, there are million restaurants to choose from in Valencia. And if your time in the city is short, it’s better not to run the risk of picking the wrong place. Don’t trust TripAdvisor, which we’ve found appallingly off-the-mark in this city; if you’re looking for a classic Valencian meal, any of these should fit the bill… Read More

Nov 18, 2015

Tasting Valencia’s Wines at Hoya de Cadenas
If the low-lying fields which surround Valencia are known for rice and horchata-producing chufas, then the mountainous areas further inland are known for wine, particularly the endemic Valencian variety called Bobal. We made a trip to the province’s most important wine-producing region, Utiel-Requena, to visit the popular Hoya de Cadenas vineyards… Read More

Nov 15, 2015

The Independent Republic of Benimaclet
If you were to ask a random pool of Valencians which they consider to be the city’s hippest neighborhood… well, Ruzafa would probably be the winner. But it wouldn’t be a blow-out. The northern district of Benimaclet is smaller and less well-known, but it also has a young population, excellent restaurants, and a cool vibe all its own… Read More

Nov 11, 2015

A Tour of Valencia’s Horchata Fields
The sun was beating hard upon our necks, and our shirts were soaked with sweat. It was Sunday afternoon in the middle of the oppressive Valencian summer, and we were walking through the horta nord of Alboraya, learning about chufa: the tiny tuber which is the principal ingredient in horchata… Read More

Nov 08, 2015

Rent Our Apartment!
Jürgen and I live in Valencia, but we spend at least half the year traveling the globe. When we’re not at home, we rent our apartment out. If you’re looking for a base from which to explore Valencia, you might want to consider our place. Wait… you haven’t already clicked the contact button? Do I sense some hesitation? Well, please allow me to convince you… Read More

Nov 06, 2015

Buying an Apartment in Valencia
As you might have noticed, the Valencia edition of “For 91 Days” hasn’t exactly been compliant with our usual 91-day concept. Jürgen and I started this iteration of the blog in late February, and we’re finishing in November. That’s more like 271 days. But hey, we’ve been busy. Valencia has long been our “home base,” and this year we decided to make the title official, by purchasing an apartment in the city center… Read More

Nov 06, 2015

Sunny Greetings from Valencia’s City Beach
Although it sounds crazy, there are a lot of visitors to Valencia who never bother to see the city center even once. Many come strictly for the beach. It’s a few kilometers from downtown, and when the sun is shining and the waves are sparkling, it’s hard to resist spending yet another day on the sand. “Tomorrow we’ll make it into town, get some culture.” And then tomorrow comes, and the sun is shining again….. Read More

Nov 05, 2015

Valencia’s Ethnologic and Prehistory Museums
Constructed in 1876 over the ruins of a convent, the enormous Casa de la Beneficencia occupies an entire city block. Until 1982, the building was used to educate children, but today it’s home to two separate museums: the Museu Valencià d’Etnologia and the Museu Prehistòria de Valencia. These are fields of study which complement each other well and — if you have a lot of time — both museums can be visited with a single ticket… Read More

Oct 26, 2015

Making Paella at La Matandeta
A humble dish originally from the rice fields of Valencia, paella has become the most famous representative of Spanish cuisine, and is now served in restaurants across the world. But for our money, the best is still found in the Comunidad Valenciana. We visited La Matandeta, a popular restaurant near the Albufera, to learn how the perfect paella is made… Read More

Oct 23, 2015