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The Red Building

The Red Building

I suppose it’s normal that in the heady days of the Second Republic they should have named a new block of flats The Red Building (La Finca Roja), although I…

Just Like Cherry Cola

Just Like Cherry Cola

The area around the Cathedral is full of good restaurants and draws the crowds like cathedrals used to do. La Lola is a restaurant that looks like a trendy bar,…

Valencia : more gay every day: and why that´s a good thing….

Valencia : more gay every day: and why that´s a good thing….

‘Who´s Your City?’ is a recently published international bestseller by Richard Florida, also the author of ‘The Creative Class’. Florida is known for his concept of what he calls the…

London (Ontario) Calling Natra

London (Ontario) Calling Natra

The Valencian chocolate and cacao derivatives company Natra has opened a new factory in Canada, at London, Ontario, to satisfy the demands of the Great American Sweet Tooth. Natra has…

On the Trail of the Tiger Nut

On the Trail of the Tiger Nut

The other day I was talking about tigers and carp with an expert; José Maria Bou. The connection may not be obvious at first, but José Maria’s company, among other…

Valencia International Visits IES Francisco Ribalta

Valencia International Visits IES Francisco Ribalta

On the 14th April 2014, VI visited IES Francisco Ribalta school in Castellón in order to promote the newspaper and the language it is written in. We spoke to some…

Sweet Home Alicante

Sweet Home Alicante

If the next time you’re playing Trivial Pursuit, one of the questions is ‘Who the Best Pastry Chef of Europe was in 1990’, you can be sure that the right…

The Siege of San Mateo

The Siege of San Mateo

In April a ‘friendly’ battle takes place every year at Almansa to remember the conflict there in 1707 when various European countries fought to decide the result of the War…

A Two Star Man in Paris

A Two Star Man in Paris

Winning a Michelin star is not an easy thing to do, and requires a little it more dedication than just learning not to burn a fried egg every time. So…

Watch out Rioja: Castellón Wines are here!

Watch out Rioja: Castellón Wines are here!

Small scale quality wine production in Castellón is undergoing a Renaissance which could threaten the hegemony of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero.   When the Spanish economy was booming…

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