Urban Travel Blog

Author: Duncan Rhodes

Duncan is the Editor-in-Chief of Urban Travel Blog, a born and bred city slicker who loves urban adventure, street art, killer bars and late night hotspots. More about Duncan here.

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albufera-lake-valencia

Just a short drive from Valencia lies Albufera lagoon, a vast and surreal wetland that is home to Spain’s largest lake and the region’s famous rice fields. Duncan Rhodes explores by boat… Rarely has a grey and gloomy day appeared quite so enchanting to me as it did on the day of my…

valencia-paella-restaurants

No seafood please, we're Spanish! The Editor embarks on a quest to try the authentic Valencian-style paella, which has its roots in the marshes and not the Mediterranean as many people believe...

russafa-district-valencia

For one reason or another the area around the train station in any given city was always one of the least desirable areas of town and rife with drugs and petty crime. Walking around today, it's hard to believe that not so long ago Ruzafa was that district...

the-editor-travels

The Editor wishes our readers a happy new year, looks back over the best (blogging) bits of 2015 and looks forward to what’s coming in 2016, including the first travel stories from the #VivaValencia blogtrip.  So it’s 2016 already! I remember when 1984 was the future. But hey, I’m getting old. And…

turia-gardens-valencia-spain

Where once a river ran through it, now 9 kms of park snake through the heart of the city. The Editor explores Valencia’s green belt by bike, finishing the day at the sensational City of Arts and Sciences… It’s T-shirt weather in Valencia in December, as I pedal from my hotel to the nearby Turia…