Archive for June, 2010

  • by mpowell

    Tweet Right off Calle Palau, within 2 minutes of the Cathedral, lay the Baths of the Admiral — a bathhouse originally constructed in 1313. Unlike the baths we visited while in Granada, these are of Christian origin, though with their arched doorways and star-shaped skylights, clearly owe a lot to Moorish aesthetic. We’d been meaning […]

  • by mpowell

    Tweet In a day that also so Germany crush England in the World Cup, 4-1, German Sebastian Vettel raced past the competition in the European Grand Prix, including second-place Lewis Hamilton of England. Photo Credit: Julio G Milat The first two races at the Valencia Street Circuit were roundly derided as boring by racing fans, […]

  • by mpowell

    Tweet It’s always exciting to see who’s going to be performing during the summer concert series in the Viveros Gardens, part of the Feria de Julio. So, let’s see what we’ve got here: July Concerts in the Viveros Gardens 8th Muchachito Bombo Inferno 18th Deep Purple 10th Revolver 19th The Wailers 13th David Bisbal 20th […]

  • by mpowell

    Tweet We’ve been watching a bunch of the World Cup games at one of our favorite bars in Valencia — the Portland Ale House. Found on Calle Salamanca near Plaza Canovas, the Portland’s blinking neon arrow provides an unfailing beacon for the thirsty. The Portland is extremely popular among young American and British expats, but […]

  • by mpowell

    Tweet There’s been talk of a city-wide bike rental scheme for a long time, and it’s finally here. Introducing Valenbisi. We lived in Berlin, where the Deutsche Bahn (the railway company) operated a very popular bike rental service. You’d just type the bike’s serial number into your cell phone, hop on, then park it when […]



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