About Derek Workman
I arrived in Spain in 1999, on the cusp of the new millennium; ex-Merchant Navy, antiques restorer, muralist, exhibition organiser and audio magazine producer, amongst a dribble of other occupations. Moving here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
As a journalist, first for regional newspapers and then international newspapers and magazines, my travels took me into the interior of eastern Spain from my home in Valencia City, where I discovered a side of Spain little seen by the casual visitor to the region. Part of these travels became two guide books, Inland Trips from the Costa Blanca and Small Hotels and Inns of Eastern Spain.
One of the joys of being a freelance journalist is that I can travel almost at whim and experience the immense variety of sights, sounds and smells that is the culture of El Piel del Toro, the name the Spanish give their country, as its outline resembles the shape of a bull’s hide laid flat.