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:
The Illuminated Streets of Ruzafa
A major part of Fallas is its competitions. Paella championships, sports tournaments, fallera pageants, and of course the selection of the year’s best monuments. But the most dazzling battle takes place on the streets of Ruzafa… or rather, above them. Every year, a few casales compete to erect the city’s most mind-blowing streetlights….
Mar 10, 2015
Moros y Cristianos in Alcoy
For three days in late April, everything comes to a stop in Alcoy, as the city celebrates its famous festival of Moros y Cristianos. Local groups parade around the city center in a series of exuberant and colorful processions which stretch, from Saturday morning to Monday. We visited on the first day of the festival, to see the entrances of both the Christians and the Moors….
May 24, 2015
La Xerea – Calm in the Center of the Storm
La Xerea is one of the six neighborhoods which make up the Ciutat Vella, or “Old Town,” of Valencia. And of all the city’s neighborhoods, it’s our favorite. La Xerea is central, historic, packed with ancient churches, palaces and monuments, and somehow manages to retain the calm of a quiet residential zone. And most importantly, it’s our home….
Sep 18, 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.