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Crab Avocado Tempura roll at Tsunami in Annapolis

Tsunami Sushi in Annapolis

Tsunami 51 West Street Annapolis, MD Tel:  410-990-9868 Web:  http://www.kapowgroup.com/ Tifnotes:  Out of a salad, a soup, and four rolls tried, we found that while three were quite repeatable, the other three were as easily forgettable.  If you have a need for sushi here, order the salads and heartier sushi rolls.  The simple rolls and […]

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A Spanish Bull Fight

What do you think of when you think of Spain?  Don Quijote’s windmills, flamenco, guitar, tapas, paella, white-washed towns, dusty streets, color…  toros? You can’t really drive very far in Spain without seeing the iconic bull silhouetted against the cloud mottled sky, standing on a hill aside the highway.  They are scattered along random stretches […]

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Valencia’s Summer Festivals

In June, don’t miss the Corpus Christi.  It’s a full weekend of activities and while they are religious, they are not somber by any stretch. Every July, Valencia puts on a fabulous “feria” to keep the locals happy while they swelter in the hottest month of the year.  Concerts, parades, dancing, fireworks.  It’s all here […]

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"The Principal Monument of Albarracín is the City Itself."

Iron and Walls in Albarracin, Spain

From Teruel, you’ll wind along a narrow road along with a quiet river on one side and the edge of a mountain on the other.  Sometimes you’ll see a sign and a dusty parking area where you can jump out and explore.  May be you’ll find a ruin or an old Roman aqueduct.  You may […]

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Peñíscola, Spain: The Guide

   Peñíscola at midday. Between Barcelona and Valencia, lies a stretch of turquoise coastline that is better not forgotten.  Along that stretch, just a 90-minute drive north of Valencia, Peñíscola is an easy day trip that is well worth the time in the car whether you have a few hours or all day.  It lies […]

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What are Valencia’s Ninots & Monuments made of?

Though Fallas is one of those cultural celebrations that reaches all your senses in many ways from the flavors of buñuelos and hot churros to the smells of gun powder and hot drinking chocolate, the feel of silks to the sounds and vibrations of fireworks, mascletás and music, it’s most known for the incredible sight […]

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AO-YAMA: Japanese in Valencia

The best deal in Valencia! AO-YAMA C/Joaquin Costa 3 Valencia 46005 Tel:  963748943 Open Everyday:  1200-1600 and 2000-2400 Directions:  Just off the Grand Via on Joaquin Costa.  Look for the KFC on the corner.  AOYAMA is right next to it.Web:  http://www.restauranteaoyama.es/ At Ao Yama, you get all-you-can-eat dining fresh and hot from their kitchen as […]

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A Walk in Oropesa, Spain

While walking across the bridge in Montanejos yesterday, I talked to a lady from Madrid who told me how beautiful Oropesa is, so this morning, seeing that Oropesa really isn’t that far from us, we took a drive about 40 minutes up the coast from Valencia to explore. I saw it from the highway as […]

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The Monuments of Fallas

The word “falla” is used so much during Fallas that it can get confusing.  People will use the words “falla” and “monument” interchangeable, but for clarity, “monument” is better. It refers to the large structures that will block intersections and fill small plazas all over the Valencian province during the 14th-19th of March each year. […]

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Fallas Markets

Fallas Markets

As if there isn’t enough going on already, you’ll also run into a few street markets during the last four days of Fallas when streets close after the large monuments go up.  La Plantá, the assembly of the large monuments happens on the 15th and once that happens, the city changes.  Intersections are blocked, streets […]

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