Foto del Día: Edificio de Correos, Valencia

I went to the Post Office today to post a few cards to family back in the U.S. As are many government buildings here in Spain, it turned out to be a destination. The Edificio de Correos (Post Office building) here in Valencia sits right on Placa de l'Ajuntament (Town Hall Plaza), one of the …

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Discover Valencia’s Ancient History for the Price of a Gelato!

More than 2,200 years of Valencia's history can be found in this tiny museum behind the Cathedral of Valencia. It is called the Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina and it contains ruins and artifacts from Valencia's rich past including its Roman, Visigoth and Moorish periods from 2,200 B.C. to about 1,000 A.D. I found it fascinating …

Vis Town, Croatia: First Impressions

We've made it to Vis and it is truly a gem in the Adriatic! If you are a regular TIC reader, you'll know that in 2015 I had a life-changing epiphany that would drastically affect my life's trajectory. If you haven't already done so, I might suggest you read some of that backstory in two …

What You Can and Cannot Look at While Riding the Paris Metro

There are very strict social rules when you ride the metro in Paris. It is your responsibility to know and follow them. The rules are not posted anywhere. I'm not sure where they came from. Maybe just decades of social peer pressure. LOL! After riding the metro in Paris to and from work every day …

Le Garde-Manger: Parisien Lunch

Had lunch today with my colleague's in the Paris office. A wonderful French restaurant with really great authentic French cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Garde-Manger and is in the city of Saint-Cloud on the western edge of central Paris. The wine list was extensive. We received excellent service from a mademoiselle whose small muscular …

Our Story — Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi | Experiencing the world, one dance at a time!

If you like your travel with a bit of dance, music, and culture, then Mickela Mallozzi from Bare Feet has you covered! Her TV episodes can be found on PBS in the United States and on YouTube. Mickela also has a podcast coming later this year! -- Lane Beck, 2 Apr, 2018, San Diego, CA Source: Our …

A Street of Tapas Bars in El Grao, Valencia – Jill’s Urban Food Crawls

We’ve been on a seaside kick lately, developing an affection for the quiet streets and the funky, unpretentious neighborhood bars of Valencia's Poblados Marítimos (Poblats Maritimos) district. The El Grao barrio (called El Grau in Valenciano) is part of the maritime district. It is a small barrio sitting next to Cabanyal and incorporating the sea port… …

Visiting my city – Zaragoza, Spain. – The Wise Explorer

The beauty of my city is beyond doubt. — Read on thewiseexplorer.com/2018/03/24/visiting-my-city-zaragoza-spain/

Grab a friend and visit Bansko in summer to discover authentic people

The place most Europeans go skiing is so much more than some mountains to slide on. When people think of Bansko, they say "Oh, that ski resort in Bulgaria... I heard about it." But there is so much more to this magical place. Read my honest opinion on why you should visit Bansko in summer, …