Sorry for the delay guys, been partying! Fallas is Valencia’s biggest festival. It’s bigger than Christmas and lasts for four days, day and night. Fallas is all about big cork statues in the street (called Ninots) and fireworks. This video runs from midnight to two in the morning – and that’s just the start of the party!
My name is Alex. As of next week, I will have moved from my favourite place in the entire world, London (and that’s no joke) to Valencia for a few months abroad, pursuing my dreams and the sun.
As I go, I’ll be jotting down things I see, people I meet etc. I won’t actually be sticking them to paper – I’d need large sheets and it’s not cost-effective. Having said that, I might stick my oar in on a couple of free-to-enter competitions.
If you’re interested, you should follow my exploits on Twitter too, @bobdollop.
Anyway, as my mate once said to me, ‘Me dog could whistle cold air faster than’oo finish sentences.’
Twitter is emerging as a simply amazing tool for people who travel. You see, anyone running a blog relating to a destination is almost certainly on Twitter, and is equally certainly running a constant search for people using the name of their destination.
We run a travel blog all about Lanzarote, and we read every tweet [...]
Me and Gemma had heard there’d be a strike.
‘Over what?’ we asked Will.
‘What… just… agriculture?’
Quite what the strike entailed, nobody seemed to know, though apparently strikes in France are booked further in advance than Christmas holidays, because a full police presence mingled with no small amount of traffic re-routing ensured the day of the Agriculture [...]
Being the victim of crime when you are in familiar surroundings is difficult enough. When you are abroad in a foreign country, it can be the factor that exacerbates an already very stressful and unpleasant situation. Tourists are an ideal target for thieves; 1 in 20 will be the victim of some sort of crime [...]
Time to go abroad?
If you’re thinking of travelling by rail over the festive period – think again!
Numerous part-closures of lines for engineering works are planned over the Christmas and New Year period, with work starting as early as Monday 21 December on some lines and carrying on until Sunday 3 January. Network Rail, which is [...]
There is one thing the French are particularly adept at: entitlement. The sound of a Frenchman in a traffic jam is the sound of a Frenchman leaning on his horn. Columns and columns of cars, a symphonic cacophony of irate indignation. The horns say: how dare I be kept waiting on this ring road, which, [...]
Thank you all for your wonderful entries and votes on our happy competition! We’ve been beaming at the entrants, and cooing at the amount of votes we’ve received. You, the readers, are truly an amazing bunch of people.
And the winner? Well it was Justin, who won a rather impressive 49% of the votes cast. His [...]
It’s very easy these days to research any place which you plan to visit. You just type the name of your intended destination into a search engine and everything is revealed. But before the advent of the internet we had to rely on printed travel guides, and these are still very popular.
We’re all familiar with [...]