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Fallas is coming: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Gunpowder runs through the veins of Valencians and it doesn’t take them long to find an excuse to set off an array of different pyrotechnics to celebrate religious festivals, weddings, baptisms, communions, heck, they even set them off if they win the football. 2.797 more words

Being Cultural

Falles of Valencia, Spain

In early April, I visited Valencia, Spain, for an academic conference. I spent a few days there and had time to do a little sightseeing. I haven’t yet posted about it, and I wanted to share with you the falles, and the museum that houses the best one from each year, since the early 1900s. 147 more words

Life

Valencian Street Art

Today I’m sharing a few pictures of the monuments that adorn Valencia’s streets for one week in March. At the end of the week these lovely paper mache sculptures are burned, some in a large fireworks display, but at least for a week they paint ordinary life with the unexpected. 7 more words

Travel

Valencia - a walk down the study abroad memory lane

*Sorry I didn’t get great photos from this year’s festival but all I had was my crappy iPhone 4 and a lot of rain and clouds. 2.087 more words

Incredible Fallas of Valencia

While Spain has some of the world most exciting festivals, Fallas of Valencia is probably one of the most impressive. The fire festival celebrates the feast day of Saint Joseph Patron Saint of the carpenters. 1.133 more words

Europe

The Falles of Valencia (Spain) 2016

¡Holaaa desde Madrid!

Spring has officially started, and I’m excited to share with you this wonderful celebration held in Valencia (Spain) the past weekend, known as  1.482 more words

Travel