VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

This page collects all our Travel Stories from Valencia. Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, surpassing 800,000 inhabitants in the municipality. The wider urban area also comprising the neighbouring municipalities has a population of around 1.6 million.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from Valencia, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

what to do and see in Castellón

Castellón, the vivid capital of Costa de Azahar

In this article, you will learn what to do and see in Castellón de la Plana, the vivid capital of Costa de Azahar. That coast is made up of about 120 km of beaches and small coves. Its name comes from the orange blossom, the province’s quintessential crop. It extends to the north with Costa …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

Rice fields in Albufera de Valencia

Albufera de Valencia: 3 perspectives of the rice fields

Albufera de Valencia is an urban oasis surrounded by rice fields and forest. Visit it is the way to understand the origin of Valencian gastronomy including the very well-known Paella. It is only from 10 km to 30 km from the city but to arrive there means pure nature, dreamy sunsets, botanic treks, boat trips …

15 pictures that will convince you to visit Ares del Maestrat

Ares del Maestrat is a picturesque village. Its beauty and its easy-going way of welcoming will convince you to get back once you have visited for the first time. The Maestrat is a cultural area spread in two Spanish regions: Valencian Community and Aragon. Read here our article about the Aragonese side. Ares is located …

Peñíscola, the Mediterranean dream

Peñíscola is a Mediterranean dream. It is history on a rock along the white and blue narrow streets of the upper old part surrounded at north and south by two awesome long beaches. There, its water is at a warm temperature for bathing for almost half of the year. It remains in Peñíscola still a …

Paella in Albufera

Rice with what? – On the route of Spanish rice dishes

Let’s start with a basic fact. I’m originally coming from a country (Hungary), where people don’t really eat rice. Especially me. Nevertheless, I discovered the route of Spanish rice dishes. Yes, we can find rice there too, usually as a cheap side dish, but just imagine the most boring plain white rice, lacking any culinary …

Calpe – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XIII.

Anna: I was gently forcing Dani to continue our way via Calpe. I have read a couple of nice reviews about this place and for the obvious, naturally given reason: The Rock of Ifach, I thought it would be a perfect place to have a break from driving and put our bodies into the refreshing …

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