Posts Tagged ‘ valencia ’

Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,



Saturday snippets: 17th March 2018

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Today is, of course, St Patrick’s Day. And as the world knows by now, the Irish go out of their way to persuade other destinations to colour themselves green. Once again, Niagara Falls will be illuminated by green light from 9pm until 1am on both the Canadian and American side of the falls. Amongst the other buildings illuminated will be the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the
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Saturday snippets: 10th March 2018

Mar 10th, 2018 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

Its Las Fallas time in Valencia again this coming week. That’s just one of items Adrian covers this week.



Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland



Saturday snippets: 16th December 2017

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

Light displays at home and abroad, busking, skiing and the Danish uber restaurant, Noma, feature in this column of snippets.



Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Saturday snippets: June 17th 2017

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

In the week that roaming charges ended in EU countries, Adrian also wonders if APD in Northern Ireland might end soon.



Saturday snippets; 4th March 2017

Mar 4th, 2017 | By
Rolling Stones exhibition poster

Canada, Croatia and Geneva all announced that more Britons were travelling there. New York expects fewer of us and Egypt seems to be trying to deter us from holidaying in the land “where it all began.”



Saturday snippets: 21st January 2017

Jan 21st, 2017 | By
hoardings at Piccadilly Circus, London

Caravans, Piccadilly Circus, playing in a steel band from Tobago and Tunisian holiday interests are some of the items catching Adrian’s eye this week.



Papier-mâché monuments in Lancaster

Oct 31st, 2016 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

Las Fallas has come to the UK. A specially designed falla will be erected on Dalton Square in Lancaster on 3rd November and set alight at 7pm on Friday, 4th November.



Saturday snippets: 6th of August 2016

Aug 6th, 2016 | By

What have jousting, the Olympics, Yorkie and VAT in Tanzania in common? All caught Adrian’s eye this week.



The Fallas festival

Mar 9th, 2015 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

The annual Las Fallas festival in the Spanish city of Valencia draws tens of thousands of visitors this month.



What’s hot: September 2014

Aug 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s all about holidaying with his Royal Highness, Prince Harry, and hanging out in the Peninsula Paris – Paris’ new super-hotel



Top five hen/stag weekend destinations

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

Two of my best friends are getting married in May and so the talk has turned to hen dos. One has suggested a long weekend in Paris while the other is thinking about a break in Brighton.



Visiting Valencia

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

Spain has been the bounceback destination for British tourists this year. As long ago as January, the tourism minister for the Valencia region, Belem Juste, said that British visitor number would be up this year. To make sure, the region has announced a worldwide, £4.4 million campaign to entice us there.



Festival fever

Oct 29th, 2009 | By

Every August, some 20,000 tourists flock to the town of Bunol (in the Valencia region of Spain) to hurl large, red squishy tomatoes at one another. La Tomatina – the world’s largest vegetable fight – is a full blown fiesta and in the week building up to the battle, Bunol is filled with fireworks, food, street parades and parties. However the undisputed highlight of the festival is the tomato fight which takes place between 11am and 1pm on the last Wednesday in August.