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Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital
Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital

Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital

Manises is a small town on the northwestern edge of Valencia, just a stone’s throw from the airport. Don’t go throwing too many stones though, as you are bound to damage some ceramics or tilework because the streets are just…

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura’s Capital
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura’s Capital

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura’s Capital

Puerto del Rosario is the capital city of Fuerteventura yet it seems many of the island’s visitors never make it there. Quite why it is ignored by round-island tours is a mystery. We loved our short time in the city…

A History of Tourism in Alicante
A History of Tourism in Alicante

A History of Tourism in Alicante

I’m sure most people think that tourism in Alicante began with the package holiday boom in the 1970s. That is so far from the truth it is unbelievable. In fact, tourism has been alive and well in the city and…

El Almacen – A Wonderful Wine Bar in Daya Vieja
El Almacen – A Wonderful Wine Bar in Daya Vieja

El Almacen – A Wonderful Wine Bar in Daya Vieja

Everyone needs a wonderful wine bar within walking distance, right? Well, now we have one. Thanks to Rafa Vives and his team at El Almacén Wine Bar, we can stroll out for a glass of top quality vino at very…

Puente La Reina and its Roasted Red Peppers
Puente La Reina and its Roasted Red Peppers

Puente La Reina and its Roasted Red Peppers

Puente La Reina (The Queen’s Bridge) is a small medieval town lying just a short drive South West of Pamplona, beyond the windfarm on El Perdon. It seems strange to be writing about a place some nine years afte visiting,…

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