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Playing Ska Harmonica (Skarmonica) with The Toasters in Valencia

Playing Ska Harmonica (Skarmonica) with The Toasters in Valencia

Adapting the Blues Harmonica to play Ska music – by a rock musician living in Valencia. About 10 years ago I met a famous ska musician.  It wasn´t my first time meeting…

There Be Dragons on the Streets of Valencia

There Be Dragons on the Streets of Valencia

If, like most people these days, you walk down the street with your attention absorbed by some electronic device or other, you might, should you be walking the streets of…

Daze of Dawn to play in Primavera Sound 2014

Daze of Dawn to play in Primavera Sound 2014

Valencian rock band Daze of Dawn will be playing this year in PRIMAVERA SOUND 2014 in Barcelona Spain.  Primavera Sound is arguably one of Spain´s largest and most popular international…

The Friendly Ghost in the Machine

The Friendly Ghost in the Machine

The word ‘robot’ is one of the few words in the English language deriving from Czech, and whose original meaning is ‘slave’, or somebody engaged in boring, forced labour. It…

Valencia: Where the Streets Have a Name

Valencia: Where the Streets Have a Name

On 31st July 1826 the Spanish Inquisition executed its last victim in Valencia. The heinous crime for which he was publicly garrotted in the square that stood where the Central…

Confucius Inspires Valencian Scientists

Confucius once said “I heard it and I forgot. I saw it and I understood.” More than 2,500 years later, his words inspired Valencian scientists Laura Blanco and Guillermo Granda…

A (Pre-historic) Taste for Honey

A (Pre-historic) Taste for Honey

Sweet Home Valencia Spring has arrived in Valencia and the air is once more impregnated with the dizzingly sweet scent of orange blossom. Inevitably at this time, a young man’s…

Hotel is Home: Mindfulness Retreat

Hotel is Home: Mindfulness Retreat

They say that a hotel is not a home, although Matt and Dany are hoping to prove ‘them’ wrong. And it seems to be working, as their unique, welcoming Bed…

Yuste in Time

Yuste in Time

The slogan of Yuste Artesania is “an infinity of curiosities”; and once you walk inside from the square (Plaza Milagro Mocaoret 5, just off Plaza de la Reina), you will…

La Cuina de Pilar

La Cuina de Pilar

Often the most interesting restaurants are to be found tucked away in districts of the city which are not normally plethoric with eateries. La Cuina de Pilar is pretty well…

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