Fuente de los Baños
Montanejos. This small village in the interior of Valencia, well known for its spa, offers among its attractions the area known as "Fuente de los Baños". A major source of thermal waters is incorporated into the Mijares river providing water at a constant temperature of 25ºC(77ºF).
An excellent opportunity for an early or late bath during the off season, perhaps as a final point after walk over some of his beautiful mediterranean trails. For instance "La Bojera" trail, a tour with impressive views of Maimona cliffs, or "Los estrechos" trail, along the Mijares river (remember, a shower is included at the middle of the trail). Or even more interesting, combining both of them (See GPS track at Wikiloc).
Esferica del pico de Penyagolosa
One of the most attractive and important castles in the Sierra Espadan. Its relatively good state of ...
Medieval castle overlooking the town of Mora de Rubielos. Was built by the dynasty of the Fernández d...
Looking over Azuebar, from below the castle.
The Dragon Bar Hiking club hiked from Chovar to Azuebar, around 20km, I walked the first couple of km...
Hiking trail from Chovar to Azuebar. Dragon Bar Hiking club
Some of the damage caused by the forest fire around Oset in July 2012./ Algunos de los daños causados...
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.