Restaurante Al-Balansíya

Although it's difficult to find, Restaurante Al-Balansíya rewards the intrepid with possibly the best Arabic food in Valencia, at very reasonable prices. We enjoyed the menú desgustación "Sherezade" for €20/person…

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Virgin De Los Desamparados: Mascletà

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Today's mascletà in honor of the Virgin was a small, proficient display at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. There was no cage, which provided us with a great view of the…

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Our Lady of the Forsaken

This weekend, always on the second Sunday in May, Valencia celebrates its patron saint, Our Lady of the Forsaken. The city's most insane religious procession takes place on Sunday morning,…

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VCF – Champions League Bound!

What an incredible turnaround this season for Valencian Football. After the disastrous 2008-2009 campaign, when the club was mired in debt, with a huge new stadium they couldn't afford to…

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Fallas 2010: Archiduque

The embarrassing "Sin Premio" (without prize) distinction went this year to Archiduque Carlos Chiva for their rather uninspired monument which featured a giant devil dancing around scenes from hell. This…

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