I Love Life on the Spanish Mediterranean

We’ve settled into a small village about an hour south of Valencia on the Mediterranean. The tiny village of Xeraco (or Jeraco in Castellano) sits among fragrant orange and mandarin groves at the foot of small mountains of trees and rocky ledges. The beach area...

The Natural Beauty of Valencia

Last night was a beautiful sunset. We went out for a walk in the humid air and pleasant Mediterranean breezes that were flowing through the city. Valencia is starting to find a place in our hearts. There are parts that have become our favorite, like the one we walked...

The Sounds of Valencia’s Barrio del Carmen

We now reside in this great flat just above one of the most popular streets of Valencia in el Barrio Del Carmen. Although the building is a historical one, the flats are modernized and updated, which means new balcony doors and windows that cut out noise from outside....

Spain’s National Festival on the 15th of August

Ah…fiesta time. It happens often in Spain and throughout Europe. You don’t have to wait long for a day of celebration to take place. No wonder we’re living here now! We began to hear murmurs of an upcoming holiday when we went to our nearby Mercado...

A Spanish Village that Draws You Back

I woke up the other day with Aracena on my mind. It’s not unusual for me to feel Spain when I am not there. Do you know what I mean? When all of a sudden you feel a place you have visited before, even though you’re in this moment far away from...

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