Category: Spain

Cooking class with Leonor

My sister’s mother-in-law is incredible. At 87, Leonor – or, as we call her respectfully, Mama Aranda – has more energy than me and my sister combined. When we visit her house a bit south of Cullera, close to the sea, within minutes she will either vanish in the kitchen, or start working in her vast garden that surrounds the…

Valencia’s markets

I love markets. In any city I visit, I’ll make sure I’ll walk through one of the local markets. Even if I probably won’t buy anything, I just love walking through the local produce, the things people buy, the food. Being a vegetarian, my choice is mostly limited. and as a tourist, buying a kilo of local vegetables won’t get…

Valencia Street Art

I love street art. In any new city, I can put aside my guidebook, and wander off for hours, just following the street art. Some cities are covered with it, and i can’t even follow all the trails and take pictures. I did not expect anything of Valencia. So I was surprised I saw the city’s old town covered in…