Something extremely amazing every year in Fallas is the lighting contest. The quartier from RUZAFA gets overcrowded with thousands and thousands of people to see this unique shows. Yesterday it was the 1st time and todaythe winner was announced … and the winner is Falla Sueca-Literato Azorín. Congratulations.
See here a video and below a picture with the Indian TV- who filmed it yesterday.
The 2nd award, also very well deserved has been achieved by its neighbour Falla: Cuba-Literato Azorín. Also congratulation. See here video and a picture.
Both videos from Centra Digital- specialized blog about Fallas: www.cendradigital.com
Last weekend an International Indian TV visited Valencia… for 3rd year in a row we hosted an Asian TV for the Fallas Opening Festival: “Crida”.
They enjoyed the “Macrodespertà” with over 2.000 throwing crackers, interviewed the Fallas Queen of the city: Carmen Sancho and visited the Ninot Exhibition with over 700 “ninots” (pieces from Fallas).
The TV “TravelXPhd“(http://www.travelxp.tv/) will make two programmes- one about Valencia as a destination for their programme “City breaks” and other about “Las Fallas” as a documentary.
Here some more pics about their make-up in Valencia.
Yesterday near 50 Turkish travel agents attended VALENCIA presentation and workshop organized by Turkish Airlines and Valencia Tourism.
7 Valencian companies were represented at the workshop: Aquatravel and Discovering Valencia + 5 hotels: Las Arenas, Westin Valencia, Melià, Barceló and Olympia.
The event is today at the main Turkish media for tourism professionals: Türkiye Turizm
You can see a lot of pictures from the event.
Spanish media also informed about the sales mission.
I allways like to try and show at my blog new places. Really this is not new at all: FOUNDED in 1922 is now in its 4th generation! Casa Carmela is one of the only places in Valencia City where you still can enjoy a traditional Valencian Paella made with wood, as Paella was invented many many years ago.
The Restaurant is located close to Las Arenas Beach, at Valencian Beach Promenade- at Isabel de Villena street, 155
See here a few pictures from a nice starter, main course: VALENCIAN PAELLA and delicious traditional dessert.
Last year we had the visit from Mavis Teo, a freelance Singaporean journalist, who wanted to write an article for Nautique Magazine- the exclusive magazine fom Raffles Marine in Singapore. Read it here
She also wrote and article for prestigious jewellery magazine Solitaire, about Valencian jeweller Vicente Gracia. Read it here
She liked so much Valencian gastronomy that published also an article at Epicure magazine, one of the most prestigious food mags, mentioning Valencian restaurants like Seu Xerea, RIFF, El Vertical, El Coso and Bodega Montaña.
Click here or at the image to see the full article.
7th December 2013 (Saturday), 8:00 am waking up (8:15 getting up) … 9:30 welcoming 2 journalists from Hong Kong who come on board the Cristal Serenity (from Cristal Cruises). One will write about Luxury Shopping at Marie Claire Magazine in February, 2nd one about Gastronomy at the Apple Daily (2nd best selling newspaper in Hong Kong).
The 2nd journalist has already published one excellent piece about one of the best restaurants in Valencia: RIFF and his German owner -Valencian adopted- Bernd Knöller.
The journalist enjoyed also the City Centre from Valencia -including Cathedral complex, Round Square and Central Market, where she met another Michelin starred Chef: Ricard Camarena at his Central Bar.
You can see two articles with pictures online at the following links (online website has millions of visitors every week):
Printed version in the following picture, click it for larger image.
Waking up on Saturdays at 8:00 am is not my favourite thing, but seeing the result of the effort is allways great!
VALENCIA a 5 ***** all-year-round destination!
It seems another year come to an end … time goes fast and 2014 will be the 5th year I will be posting!
I recognize this year I did not post that much … but you can also follow my twitter @VLC_Miguel which is also linked with my blog. Here you can see in 48 seconds a summary from my twitter: see video.
About 2013 … I look back … see my posts and pics, and honestly: a lot of thing were done allover the world to promote and sell VALENCIA. Even being award at an event like Routes Europe for our Excellence in Marketing with Airlines.
Another interesting moments in my TOP13: the World Routes in Las Vegas, our gastronomy promotion in Kiev taking two Valencian chefs; promotions in Budapest, Osaka or Seoul; hosting media and touroperators from Russia, Czech Republic, Corea, India, China, Singapore or Japan, my 1st Tomatina… and so on and so forth!
Looking forward to welcoming 2014: I wish you all my readers a Happy New Year!