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.

If you would like to know more about Spain, visit my web site, Spain Uncovered.  Valpaparazzi are random notes about life in Spain.


5 Responses to “About Derek Workman”

  1. Found this page through your more than excellent articles that appear in Tim.

    I never realised that you had a diversity such as contained on this blog and your web site. I have also just read your new blog on the timspain site.

    Well done on your thouroughly proffesional and enlightening works.

  2. Cindy Stevenson Says:

    Quite enjoyed your musings. I too visited Spain in 1999 and have vowed to return one day. I backpacked around the country and fell in love with it. I have since gone back to school and at the ripe old age of 48 I will be graduating next month in Spanish w/a Commercial Emphasis. I have applied to be an Auxiliar de Conversación for the Spanish Ministy of Education and am awaiting my placement (will be either in Aragón or Valencia). I can´t wait! I intend to stay in Spain after the 2 year stint, not much in Utah that tempts me. I would love to be in contact with you as you seem to be a font of knowledge. Thank you :o)

  3. Cindy Stevenson Says:

    ¡Qué viva el piel del toro!

  4. I found your articles on Marrakech on the blog The View from Fez – and think they are way above average. I wanted to ask your permission to use them in my blog (just started) . I tried to get your contact information via your website but it takes me to something written in Japanese (I think) – is that you? Barbara

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