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Pireaus Dining

Eat in Pireaus

By JudithKlinger | July 7, 2018

When we are near the sea, we only want to eat fish. When you are in the busy port of Pireaus, staying overnight to catch a ferry the next day, you want to eat good seafood. Our most helpful and joyful hotel receptionist suggested we take a taxi to the Mikrolimano section of Pireaus. Good…

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Sleep in Pireaus

By JudithKlinger | July 7, 2018

Pireaus is a one-night stand sort of place. More shabby than chic, the city caters to people either coming or going from the various ferries and cruises. We wound up at the Pireaus Dream Hotel. Not exactly my dream hotel, but it adequately served its purpose. Convenient location to the port, to restaurants, to general…

Paella Valencia

Eat in Valencia

By JudithKlinger | July 6, 2018

You are by sea! Eat fish! Live longer! Then have some paella! El Rall Set in a picturesque square, with fair prices and good, fresh food, its no wonder the locals like to eat here. Seems like they even have apartments to rent, so you never are far from a glass of wine or some…

Vermouth in Valencia

Drink in Valencia

By JudithKlinger | July 6, 2018

Explore the local white wine varietals. Be brave. Taste varietals you won’t taste anywhere else. Look for Merseguera, Malvasia, Pedro Ximenez, or Macebo. Although you can certainly find and enjoy a good Chardonnay, Semillon, or my absolute least favorite: Sauvignon Blanc.  Life is more fun when you taste the local stuff. If your feeling really…

Valencia Spain

Sleep in Valencia

By JudithKlinger | July 6, 2018

We are open to suggestions! Where you do not want to stay: Hotel Lotelito. Location was great and that’s the nicest thing I can say. Stressed and depressed people working the reception desk. A room so small, we had to negotiate who could walk around the bed. Not even a closet or drawer for your…

Valencia Graffitti

Do Stuff in Valencia

By JudithKlinger | July 6, 2018

Great city for walking, biking and beaching! The city is pretty much dead flat, so biking around is a great option. We highly recommend Luke is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, so you’ll be in good hands. Mercat Central: Visiting the local market is the quickest way to tap into the culture of a city.…