Move over Halloween, it’s time to bring back Samhain.

Samhain is the original Halloween. It was hijacked by the Americans via Irish immigrants, commercialised and unleashed unto the world. In essence it’s the same but I prefer to celebrate the original rather than the pretender. But what is Samhain? It is an ancient Celtic celebration that marks the end of the harvest period and…

Top 5 places to enjoy Buñuelos during Fallas

Ahh that “sweet” smell of fried oil wafting through the streets of Valencia and impregnating your clothes can only mean one thing: Fallas is here! The source of this smell is the countless stalls set up in the street all over Valencia selling what in Spain we poetically call “fruits of the frying pan” (Frutas…

La Pascuala: Valencian “Esmorzaret”

If you want to be a proper local you need to get yourself down to this traditional bar that has been in business since 1921 and immerse yourself in the local institution of what is known in the local language as l’esmorzaret. L’esmorzaret (or almuerzo in Spanish) is the second mealtime of the traditional five-a-day…