Formula 1's presence in Valencia was short-lived, but we have clear memories of it. We were living in Ruzafa at the time, quite far removed from the racetrack at the harbor, but we still couldn't escape the thundering sound of the cars tearing down the pavement.
We had booked a vacation rental in the village of Polop, located in the mountains of Alicante... so how did we end up spending the weekend in nearby Finestrat?
Finally visiting Benimantell and Guadalest - It's hard to believe that we had lived for twelve years in the Valencian Community, without ever having explored the mountain range behind Benidorm, in the province of Alicante.
The pandemic’s restrictions on travel obviously haven’t been a lot of fun, but there have been some good aspects. Mike and I spend a huge amount of time on the road, so usually, when we’re back home in Valencia, all we want to do is stay in one place.
Magical moments with Les llums de Vivers - Christmas in Valencia, Spain is quite different compared to Germany, where I grew up. Ever since moving here, I've found it difficult to get into the "spirit".
Hold your ears for this antique firework called Engraellat. Valencia has never been lacking ideas on different ways to ignite gunpowder. If you're a longtime reader of our blog, you'll know that the city is an epic center of fireworks.
k to Spain. I wandered out of the station, and headed toward the nearby Chinatown.
Taking pictures at the Bangkok train station - After a very short visit to Chiang Mai, I found myself back in Bangkok. I arrived in the morning, and my flight back home wasn't until midnight, so I had some time to kill. Of course, I didn't mind at all -- a full day to snap some photos in one of the world's craziest cities sounded just fine.
It was already early evening, when I arrived in Chiang Mai, so I didn't want to waste any time. After dropping my bags off at the hotel, I ran out into the city center, and found the streets packed with amazing floats that were designed to look like temples or dragons.
Bangkok is a massive city. That's obviously well-known, but I hadn't realized its scale until actually arriving. Unfortunately, I didn't have tons of time to explore, as this was more of a business trip.