MarkvanJaarsveld

May 222010
 
Family Gatherings!

No sooner were the bedrooms ready for more guests again on the Saturday, than a group of cousins arrived with their partners – 10 guests in all – for a family reunion for the rest of the weekend.  They are been spending time having barbeques outside around the pool, swimming and generally relaxing in the gardens – even playing the guitar too! Most of them have children, and this is an opportunity for them to […]

May 222010
 
Unexpected Guests!

After things had returned to normal after the stag party had left, a cousin of ours was scheduled to visit for the week, arriving on the Tuesday.  We had anticipated a quiet week, and were thinking we would be able to spend some time with her, showing her the area. As it turned out, we then had a succession of unexpected last-minute B&B guests arrive – a Canadian couple and two Belgian couples – that […]

A Stag Party

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May 172010
 
A Stag Party

New Moon has risen and 17 men have arrived,….Stag Party Spain. Last Friday afternoon (May 14th) saw the arrival of a British stag party to Villa Florencia.  The groom was the twin brother of a past guest, who (in his capacity of Best Man) was the organiser of the party. After an inauspicious beginning with a brief thunderstorm on Friday evening, the skies returned to their beautiful blue for the rest of the weekend, and […]

May 122010
 
Gandia Casa Rural Alberghi Rural(B&B) - Agriturismo Valencia

Gandia Casa rurale è una casa bella e spaziosa paese, situato nel cuore della Orange Valencia crescente regione della Spagna, ma solo 45 minuti di auto dall’aeroporto di Valencia o 1 ora e 25 minuti da Alicante. Solo 3 km al di fuori della città di Gandia , è situato in una zona rurale tra le verdeggianti boschi di agrumi e vanta viste mozzafiato sulle montagne circostanti, I padroni di casa, Nigel e Mark, eseguire […]

Apr 202010
 
April Feria in Gandia

APRIL FAIR IN GANDIA Gandia 30 Apr – 3 May 2009 Thursday, 30th April 22.00 h Official unveiling with the “ALUMBRAO”. 22.30 h Official reception at the Stahl of La Casa de Andalucía. 23.30 h Performance of the group SERVA LA BARI. (typical Sevillian dances and and rumbas). Friday, 1st May 11.30 h Exhibition in charge ot the “CENTRO HIPICO LOS ROBLES”. Bailaora and horses will make a flamenco performance in charge of RTTE. VIVA […]

Apr 202010
 
Monastery Route

The “Monasteries Route” – or “Ruta dels Monestirs” as it is called locally – provides an itinerary which passes through the central areas of Valencia, linking five ancient convents or monasteries. It can be done easily by road with direct access to the monasteries, or equally well on foot using the GR-236 hiking path, which follows medieval mountain paths (the Pas del Pobre), authentic old tracks, and old railway lines. Along its 90km length from […]

Apr 192010
 

A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT Marxuquera is an area that lies to the west of the town of Gandia, stretching to the municipal boundaries of Ador and Palma de Gandia, with the mountainous areas of Sierra Falconera in its centre and Sierra Grossa to the west. Its total land area is approximately 750 hectares, or 12.21% of the total area of the municipality of Gandia. Crossing through Marxuquera is the road that lies to the […]