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…

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències | Valencia

Valencia. Finally. It has taken me about 2 decades to finally come to this fantastic city. I visited the family of my brother-in-law back in 1995, in Cullera, a city some 40 kilometers south of Valencia. The summer was perfect, the beach and the hospitality of my family there amazing… in short, we never made it to Valencia. So I…