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They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

They Shoot Dragons, Don’t They?

The Marques de Campo was an industrious chap, according to his statue which dominates the Plaza Canovas. He was Mayor of Valencia and the owner of the city’s gasworks, and…

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

Saint Vincent’s Jail: Valencia’s Oldest Chill-out?

From the outside it looks like a faceless, modern building, even though it’s located in an attractive square in the historic centre of Valencia, just behind the cathedral. However, when…

Valencian Light for the Gulf

Valencian Light for the Gulf

Valencian light is famous throughout the world, as expressed in Sorrolla’s famous beach paintings, or verbalised in Works of literature such as Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tollls. More up…

Smog Over Sofia; the Valencian Solution

Smog Over Sofia; the Valencian Solution

As in many other cities around the globe the air over Sofia (Bulgaria) is polluted with fine particles (Particulate Matter 10). The city is situated in a valley, surrounded by…

Claudia Montero; Double Grammy Winner in Valencia

Claudia Montero; Double Grammy Winner in Valencia

Valencia attracts all sorts of talent, including Claudia Montero, who was born in Buenos Aires, and started her musical education at the Alberto Ginastera Conservatory in Buenos Aires, graduating in…

Fallas, a corpse, and corrupt politicians

Fallas, a corpse, and corrupt politicians

The Valencian writer, Juan Ballester, is back with his third novel, “Ese otro que hay en ti” (Cuanto te quiero editions) -translated to English as “What we are made of”-, in…

Untouched by Human Hand

Untouched by Human Hand

From the udder straight to the bottle, that will be the story of Argentinian milk from no won as the Valencian robotics firm Rivas Robotics, part of Grupo Hurtado Rivas,…

Cricket Comes to Valencia!

Cricket Comes to Valencia!

Valencia Smash! T20 Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 October Campo de Beisbol y Softball or VCG! Match Times Thursday 19 October 16:00 – Freshfields CC vs West Hagley CC 19:00…

Krakatoa: Fast Forward to the Past

Krakatoa: Fast Forward to the Past

Some songs are indelibly recorded in the memory, inseparable from the scratches on the disc. Those scratchy souvenirs could all but disappear if it wasn’t for companies like Krakatoa, who…

Mercadona to Internationalise (finally!)

Mercadona to Internationalise (finally!)

Mercadona is one of Valencia’s most successful and well-known companies. From humble beginnings in the village of Tavernes Blanques, just north of the city of Valencia, the Company has become…

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