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Eating And Drinking In Valencia: Fartons, Paella And Orange-Flavored Cava

Eating And Drinking In Valencia: Fartons, Paella And Orange-Flavored Cava Jul 19th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Sean McLachlan A holiday in Spain is all about the food. Oh, and there's the art, the nightlife, the beaches, the countryside, the beautiful people, but really it's all about the food. It's one of the great world cuisines, and as you eat your way around the country you find some amazing regional variations. I've just spent the last three days chowing down in Valencia on Spain's Mediterranean...

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine Jul 18th, 2013 at 5:30PM: Sean McLachlan There's a well-worn tourist trail in Spain: Madrid for the art, Barcelona for the nightlife and the Costa del Sol for the beaches. All of these are great, but there are plenty of other spots that often slip under the radar. Valencia, for example, gets plenty of tourists from Europe yet seems to not get so many Americans. I hardly saw any in the past three days....

Tin Soldier Museum in Valencia

Tin Soldier Museum in Valencia Dec 28th, 2010 at 10:00AM: Valencia, Spain is home to the Tin Soldier Museum, Museo L'Iber, the world's largest collection of tin soldiers (they have over 80,000). They have tin dinosaurs, tin designer fashions, tin Iraq war scenes and tin royalty. The museum is actually an amazing historical resource, as important political and international scenes from across the ages are set up and portrayed as accurately as possible in...

Ten awesome things in the Valencia riverbed

Ten awesome things in the Valencia riverbed Dec 21st, 2010 at 10:00AM: Once upon a time, the Turia River ran through Valencia, Spain, cradling the Old Town and flowing into the Mediterranean Sea just to the east. The river was prone to floods, and in 1957, a particularly nasty one did massive damage to the city and even killed many of its citizens. The Valencians had had enough and decided to show mother nature who's boss. They diverted the river out of the city...

Lladro - a visit to the City of Porcelain

Lladro - a visit to the City of Porcelain Dec 20th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Lladró (pronounced "YAH-drow") is a design house which has been creating coveted works of high porcelain since 1953. The company was founded by three brothers whose combined passion for porcelain has led to the genesis of a ceramic sculpture empire. You may recognize the name Lladro from a friend's collection, from their stores in major cities across the world, or from browsing your...

Five things to eat in Valencia, Spain

Five things to eat in Valencia, Spain Dec 16th, 2010 at 10:00AM: Valencia, Spain is a beautiful place to be and a wonderful place to eat. From the fresh produce markets to the chic restaurants, you'll have no trouble finding all manner of delicious cuisine, but if you want to know what you should definitely eat in Valencia, look no further. Five things to eat in Valencia, Spain 1. Oranges Obviously, in Valencia, you should eat Valencian oranges. In...

Night at the Valencia Aquarium - Videos and More

Night at the Valencia Aquarium - Videos and More Dec 15th, 2010 at 10:30AM: It was a dark and stormy night when I visited the Valencia Aquarium, The Oceanografic in the outlandish City of Arts and Sciences complex. No really, it was dark and stormy. When I arrived at around 6 PM, the sun had set, and it was raining intermittently. I was cold and worn out and definitely ready for a couple of hours of underwater magic. The Oceanografic closes at 8, but I had a 9 PM...

Top ten cutest residents of the Valencia Bioparc

Top ten cutest residents of the Valencia Bioparc Dec 14th, 2010 at 10:00AM: The zoo in Valencia, Spain, known as Bioparc Valencia, is full of wonderful animals in deluxe, non-depressing enclosures. You'll find it on the western border of the city, easily reachable by bus or subway (you'll have to walk about 15-20 minutes if you take the subway). Bioparc Valencia is a new zoo which opened in March 2008, and its philosophies include sustainable design,...

Mama hippo and baby hippo swimming together - cutest video ever

Mama hippo and baby hippo swimming together - cutest video ever Dec 13th, 2010 at 9:00AM: In case you missed it, last Friday, we published Mother hippo rescues a baby wildebeest in Kenya - African wildlife. Today we have yet more hippo love to share: a video of a mother hippo and baby hippo swimming together at the Bioparc Valencia, the smashing zoo in Valencia, Spain. I think it's safe to say we love hippos. I filmed this myself with an HD Flip camera on my latest trip to Valencia,...

Six Flags Magic Mountain to add two roller coasters, bringing total to globe-topping 18

Six Flags Magic Mountain to add two roller coasters, bringing total to globe-topping 18 Oct 20th, 2010 at 12:00PM: Six Flags Magic Mountain will add two roller coasters and alter an existing coaster in 2011, bringing the park's total to 18. That gives the Valencia, California, theme park the most roller coasters of any theme park in the world, dethroning Ohio's Cedar Point, which has 17. The first addition is the Green Lantern, is a spinning coaster on a vertical track. It's the first of its kind in the...

Ryanair to open base in Valencia, Spain

Ryanair to open base in Valencia, Spain Jun 23rd, 2010 at 3:00PM: Budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will open a base in Valencia, Spain, Inside Ireland reports. Service will start in November with a total of 260 flights a week to 20 destinations, including popular spots such as Madrid, Barcelona, London-Stansted, Dublin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, and Rome. Valencia is a port in eastern Spain that combines beautifully preserved medieval and...

The 25 greatest cities in the world for drinking wine

The 25 greatest cities in the world for drinking wine Mar 3rd, 2010 at 2:31PM: Dreaming of sipping wine in a little Parisian cafe? Or picturing yourself in trendy Napa Valley, sampling new vintages straight from the barrel? While these well-known areas indeed spring to mind when thinking about the world's finest vintages, you may be surprised to know that excellent wine is being made and enjoyed just about everywhere. As a wine judge and hobby winemaker, my favorite wine...

Travel to Spain suffering

Travel to Spain suffering Aug 22nd, 2009 at 4:00PM: It really is a shame: summer travel to Spain is off 6.1 percent this year, as the global economic decline is making the decision to travel tougher for everyone. The country's Tourism Ministry puts the number of July arrivals at just over 6.6 million. For the entire year (through the end of July), arrivals fell 10.3 percent to 30.2 million visitors. This follows a record 33.6 million for the same...

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