Small town in a big city

vlc-cityPerhaps excluding a brief period as a toddler, I have never lived in a really small town. Before coming to Valencia, I had never lived in a big city. In some ways, I’m now living in both. [More….]

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The things they sell at the mall

milk-vending-cow small We are not mall-going folk, as a rule. Most of us avoid shopping in general and malls in particular. Our time in Valencia proved an exception to this rule, because the closest grocery store to our apartment happened to be in a mall. But because we don’t go to malls elsewhere, it’s hard for me to say whether the unusual things we found in Spain are just unusual to us, but commonplace to seasoned mall-goers, or whether these displays are truly out of the ordinary. [More….]