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2018: Overcast Beach Day

2018: Overcast Beach Day

Sometimes the beach cooperates and you have a great tale of sun-filled adventures spent playing beach volleyball, pretending to be a dolphin in the water, and relaxing with a chilly glass of sangria at a beachside bar. This is not one of those tales, gentle reader. To...
2018: A Whole Different View

2018: A Whole Different View

Upon occasion, I think it’s a good idea to look at some slightly different views of any city. I’m not talking about the super-scenic or the tourist-laden attractions that most people see, but about the real life that is lived in the everyday streets. For...
2018: Who brought the tourists?

2018: Who brought the tourists?

Way back in 2013, I wrote a post about the Water Court, or the Tribunal de las Aguas. I said it before, and I’ll say it again: some things are worth seeing in person, even if they are not big, flashy events. Typically, the Water Court is something of an...
2018: Stroll in Xúquer

2018: Stroll in Xúquer

When people ask me about my choice of Valencia, I often respond with lots of flowery descriptions and commentary. It’s the lifestyle, the people, the food, the variety of new places to visit. Really, it isn’t just one of these things or even all of them....