Flow Magazine: Bed & Breakfast in Valencia

Ik vertaal al jaren vast voor Flow Magazine, sommige stukken spreken me meer aan dan andere, zoals dit stuk over een Bed & Breakfast, gerund door Nederlanders in Valencia:

Special features
This lovely B&B lies in the heart of Valencia and is the perfect base for exploring the city. It is run by Wouter and Daphne, a young Dutch couple that made the decision to exchange Utrecht for the sunny south. They have made ABCyou Bed & Breakfast a very special place where you can count on a warm reception. Their authentic Spanish house has twelve rooms which are all different, combining traditional tile floors with modern, hip details. Start the day with a tasty breakfast and end the day with a sundowner in the courtyard.

What’s for breakfast
On weekdays, the locals also use the breakfast room as a coffee bar. You get a complete breakfast with a new twist every day. Fresh fruit from the local Ruzafa market, home-baked goodies and fresh ground coffee.

Our tip
Explore Ruzafa, the new up and coming neighborhood around the corner from ABCyou!

Good food
Our personal favorite is Canalla Bistro (www.canallabistro.com) of star chef Ricard Camarena, just at the end of the street. The bistro shares a kitchen with the Michelin star restaurant, and you can tell. Do make a reservation.

Good to know
Visit Valencia on the last Wednesday of August for the annual Tomatina (tomato fights).

Price per night: starts at € 39 per room, excluding breakfast. If you book via ABCyou’s own site, there will be a complimentary bottle of cava waiting for you when you arrive.


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Interview met documentaire maakster Toni Harman

Voor vaste klant Onatal heb ik documentaire maakster Toni Harman geinterviewd over haar nieuwe project: Microbirth, een documentaire over hoe medische interventies tijdens de geboorte het voortbestaan van het menselijk ras bedreigen.

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Flow Magazine

Ik vertaal al jaren voor Flow Magazine, ondermeer hun wekelijkse blog, zoals dit stuk over Heedopter, de Etsy winkel van Jennifer Groen:
The drudgery of working nine to five was starting to grate on Jennifer Groen. So she got busy in her spare time and opened an Etsy shop. A great idea, as it turned out!

Tell us a little about yourself?
“I live in Hoorn with my boyfriend and my son and I was brought up on DIY. My mum was, and is, always making stuff. In the end I went to a fashion school, but as it turned out, it wasn’t my thing. I trained as an all round stylist at Akademie Vogue, traveled a lot and worked as an interior decorator for the TV show ‘In Holland staat een huis’ (‘There’s a house in Holland’, a home makeover show). In an economically difficult period (when I was living in the UK) I got into ICT and I kinda stayed there afterwards. Security and decent pay were rather nice after all. It just didn’t fulfill me in the end.”

What got you thinking of an Etsy shop?
“I was stuck in a rut of working an office job and running a family and I’d simply lost part of myself. I just needed to find a creative splurge. By getting back into design and making pretty things it seemed like I was able to breathe again. Wonderful! I kept coming across Etsy and once I’d been at an Etsy Lab I decided on Heedopter.etsy.com.”

Do you still hold down a job as well?
“Yep, 32 hours in four days. Pretty full-on in combination with a family and an Etsy shop.”

So what does the name Heedopter mean?
“Funny you should ask that, as nobody ever does, and I’d really expected them to. It’s kind of a cute story: my little boy loves anything that drives, flies or sails. Heedopter is his word for ‘helicopter’ and the first three-syllable word he could pronounce.”


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