Xativa Spain view over city

Day Trip to Xátiva

Xátiva Spain is a small city with a lot of history. Located about 60 km south of Valencia, Xátiva makes for a quick and fun day trip. It is just under an hour ride on the C-2 regional train (Renfe Cercanías) which leaves from Valencia Nord station approximately every 30 minutes. We recently took a morning train…

Baden Baden restaurant terrace Valencia Spain

A Little Bit of Germany in Valencia

Who would have known that a plate of sausages could make me so happy? We have walked by Cervecería Baden Baden in Ruzafa nearly everyday for months, reminding ourselves each time that we wanted to stop in for some brats. Now you might find it strange to be craving German food in Spain, but when you…

craft beer tyros on tap valencia spain

Craft Beer in Valencia

You will have no problem finding beer in Spain. It is available in every restaurant, cafe, and coffee house. It is a staple beverage for Spaniards, with 50 percent of the population drinking beer compared to only 20 percent consuming wine. However, most places serve just a single beer on tap, usually a very light…

Seeking out 3 Stars Brewing Company

We heard a rumor—fantastic craft beer was being brewed in a secret location hidden in a Takoma DC neighborhood. Okay, I made that up, but it certainly felt like we were seeking out a concealed location when we were searching for 3 Stars Brewing Company. We drove through a quiet neighborhood of quaint postwar brick…