For 91 Days,
we explored sunny Valencia, home of paella and the third-largest city in Spain. We already knew Valencia well… in fact it’s our adopted home, and the place we return to whenever we’re taking a break from traveling. Whether you’re planning your own journey to Valencia, or are just interested in seeing why we chose to make it our permanent base, our articles and photographs should help you out. Start at the beginning
of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index
to find something specific, or choose one of the articles selected at random, below:
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….
Nov 25, 2015
The Cathedral of Valencia
Originally built in 1238, shortly after the Reconquista, the Iglesia Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia is the religious center of the Comunidad Valenciana. It’s located in the heart of the capital, sandwiched between the city’s two most important plazas: La Reina and La Virgen….
Sep 27, 2015
The Southern Beaches
Valencia has a couple of great city beaches in Malvarossa and Las Arenas, easily reached by bus or tram. But sometimes, Jürgen and I want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more low-key day on the sand. So, we hop on bikes and head south to the series of beaches that stretch out along the coast between the city and the Albufera natural park….
Aug 23, 2015
There’s not a city in the world Jürgen and I know quite so well as Valencia. We lived here for years before starting our travel project, and should there ever come a day we’re ready to settle down, it’s to Valencia that we’ll return. We figured our favorite city on Earth deserved the full attention of our blog, so we spent 91 days seeing the sights as though we were newcomers.
We’ve now collected our blog into an e-book for your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader. With over 250 full-color pictures and nearly 100 articles, indexed alphabetically and by category, this portable edition is perfect for when you’re out and about in the city. Over the course of three months, we visited the most well-known sights of Valencia, as well as some secret corners known only to locals. We visited great paella restaurants, went to the beach, explored the city’s ancient churches and survived the month-long festival of Fallas. We’re sure that our anecdotes, advice and images can help inspire your own trip to Spain’s third-biggest city.
For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project. If you’d like, take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.