The Tastes of Spain

Sitting here in Granada we realize that we have been traveling around visiting festivals, churches and museums and the one thing we haven’t talked about (yet) is the food that we have been experiencing on our travels. So let’s rewind back to the beginning and start eating.


We have often said we wanted to visit Pensacola, Florida but that has not yet happened. Instead we find ourselves on a Regional Express train heading north to Peñíscola, Spain to celebrate our anniversary. What a wonderful few days we had.

Albufera Natural Park

Everyone we know in Valencia has been telling us that we had to visit Albufera. Separated from the salty Mediterranean Sea by only a narrow strip of land, Albufera is a freshwater lagoon and estuary less than 7 miles south of the city of Valencia. An easy day trip by bus for 1,50 Euros each…

The History of Silk in Valencia

We initially did not understand that there are two separate sites promoting Valencia’s historical silk industry. One is the The Lonja de la Seda, or Silk Exchange, used as the center for commerce in the silk trade, the second is the Silk Museum.

The Town and Castle of Xàtiva

We decided to branch out this week and take a train to the town of Xàtiva in the province of Valencia. Catching a train from the city seems easy enough but there are always those little details that come back to bite you – little details that locals take for granted, but are missing from…

Lladro, Botanical Gardens and Museums

This week we visited the Lladro Boutique and Factory. Wow! Their figurines are just simply beautiful. We also walked another 25 miles or so trying to catch the last few sites of Valencia before we head off on new adventures. With our anniversary coming up (special plans), a trip to Bordeaux, France and then more…

Street Art and Holi Life and Bicycles. Oh My!

Today’s blog is proof that our calendar has been full of an eclectic variety of activities and there is even more fun on the horizon. This week we managed to ‘see‘ art and ‘be‘ art all in the same week! Hooray for us!

Churches of Valencia

Paperwork is finalized! We are now official. Yeah!! And we managed our first hair cut! A successful week! Now we can start to branch out across Spain. Plans are already in motion. Things are about to get more exciting.

Tiles as Art

On any adventure it is important to have some way to measure your forward progress. One measure of our time spent in Valencia is our ability to communicate.

Semana Santa and Easter

On the Friday of Semana Santa (Holy Week) we attended a very solemn procession near the beach in Playa de la Malvarrosa.