October 31, 2012

Gourmet at the Corner Store

Valencia and paella, the iconic dish of Spain, go hand-in-hand. But now the city offers another way to sample its gastronomical treats.                  It’s almost impossible to think of food in Spain without automatically including the word tapas, but in Valencia,
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Benidorm, more myths than ancient Greece

Say anything loud, fast, and often enough, and people will believe you. Benidorm has suffered badly because of this. Let’s dispel some myths. Many people still think that Europe’s most popular resort is elbow to elbow Union Jack shorts slung below bulging pink beer bellies. While
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A stroll around … Xativa

Practically every one-horse village in Spain has a castle – Xativa’s, with its thirty towers and four gates, is one of the loveliest in Valencia. There’s no shortage of castles in Spain for history buffs – practically every one-horse village has one in various states of
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Front row SEAT

A motorised bubble that could only hit sixty if it had a following wind, the SEAT 600 opened up Spain – but it was a four year wait to get one. In the mid 1950’s Franco’s Spain was probably better known by the early tourists than by the Spanish themselves. Unless you were a
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