Since spending a very enjoyable time in Seville a few years ago Spain has been firmly on my list of places to explore. It's taken a while to get round to a return visit, but a few weeks ago I set our for Valencia.

Granada, with the nearby Alhambra, was my first thought as a destination and looked like a good bet for some good winter weather. After investigating further transport practicalities suggested that Valencia might be a little easier at this time of year and, since it sits on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast the prospects of catching some sunshine looked equally good. As Spain's third largest city (after Madrid and Barcelona) it certainly had plenty of streets to roam — thanks to GPS I know I walked around 40 miles — and no shortage of things to do.

The resulting photos? Follow the link here.