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Gatopardo Reopens

Gatopardo Reopens

Gatopardo is back! After a few years focused on other things, this emblematic shop, where Valencians have been buying the most interesting fabrics for many years, is reopening in a…

The Caves of Alicante

The Caves of Alicante

A cave is a lot more than a hole in the ground; it is a place to dream. The province of Alicante is full of holes, and people have been…

Tomás Trenor: Making Valencia

Tomás Trenor: Making Valencia

In 1820 an Irish immigrant arrived in Valencia, long before there were any Irish pubs; not even Finnegan’s! He came from Limerick and his name was Thomas Trenor Keating, names…

Valencian Bar Holds Guinness Record

Valencian Bar Holds Guinness Record

You would expect a Valencian bar to appear in the Guinness Book of Records for something related to sangria, noise or rice, but the fact of the matter is that…

Valencia Scientists’ Palm Tree Plan?

Valencia Scientists’ Palm Tree Plan?

The red palm weevil is a pest, and one that for some years now has been destroying palm trees all over Spain. Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, as it prefers to be called,…

What Became of La Bastida?

What Became of La Bastida?

If you like conspiracy theories, or you just like speculating about unsolved mysteries, then La Bastida, just above Moixent, is the place for you. With its spectacular views over two…

Set the Remote for the Heart of Smartsun

Set the Remote for the Heart of Smartsun

In 2014 Valencia International wrote about this company’s product Smartsun; in 2015 Bluemarionge launched a new product, a remote control made of cardboard, aware that, according to research by Houston…

La Caudalía, Fontanars

La Caudalía, Fontanars

There are times when it doesn’t matter what you eat, so much as where you eat. If you are eating in a good place, and with good company, then one…

Makasa, Moixent, Marvellous

Makasa, Moixent, Marvellous

When you check it out on the Internet and realise that Makasa is situated in an industrial estate, you might have second thoughts about booking a room there. However, the…

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