Valencian Community

Rice fields in Albufera de Valencia

Albufera de Valencia: 3 perspectives of the rice fields

Albufera 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 and calmness …

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. Ares is located in the Valencian Community region in Spain in Maestrat Mountains at 1,195 meters high. The village is kind of small and built on …

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. 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 fantasy or spices, mainly only salted, or sometimes combined …

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 …