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  • Day361

    Valencia

    April 11 in Spain

    Today we drove up to València via Alicante, didn’t see anything in Alicante except high-rise buildings and beaches, but as windy beaches not looking good. València is lovely and the people are very understanding especially the commercial port police. While following the iPod GPS directions we managed to get ourselves to the entrance of the commercial port with all the container trucks, the guy manning the entrance was really sweet he showed us where to u-turn and told us how to get back to town. After we managed to find the apartment and car park we went for a walk around the old town here are some photos. We saw a cute little red squirrel in the gardens that now grow in what was the old river route, the cathedral and basilica. We also visited the Plaza Rotunda (the round square), the Centre Del Carme Cultura Contemporania, an old monastery which was interesting for the architecture and the display of work by Okuda San Miguel very colourful. Photo of type of thing attached. Will be more info and photos tomorrow.Read more

  • Day362

    Valencia update

    April 12 in Spain

    So a full day wandering aimlessly around the city and here are some more photos, we visited the market, the post office, the science museum hemisphere and loads more, can only attach 6 photos so rest to go to Facebook. Had a lovely lunch set menu down near the marina and now having a rest before popping out for tea. Tomorrow we drive back to Almerimar to have my dental work finished do last minute shopping and washing before we continue the trip can’t wait!Read more

  • Day73

    Valencia!

    July 31, 2016 in Spain

    Arrivés à Valence à 19:30, nous sommes sortis de la ville pour rejoindre la plage. Nous avons diné dans un restaurant, puis, la nuit tombante nous avons longé la plage pour trouver un endroit ou dormir.
    On a rejoint la route pour trouvé une maison. On a sonné chez quelqu'un, le monsieur très gentil nous a conseillé de faire demi tour et dormir sur la plage 😑
    C'est samedi soir la plage d'où l'on venait était pleine de fêtards! On l'a remercié et continué notre chemin.
    Plus loin il y avait un cinéma parking (à l'américaine) Xavier voulait s'installer juste à coté mais Géraldine était contre!
    On s'est, finalement, installé à la plage à l'écart des parking, restaurants, cinéma... Quelque cyclistes passaient de temps en temps! Mais c'était calme! Et le matin la vue était très jolie!

    PS: Yes! Je suis à jour sur le blog!!!! 👯👯
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  • Day111

    Ausflug nach Valencia

    January 20 in Spain

    Ab ins Großstadtgewimmel! Heute ging es zusammen mit Tills Eltern nach Valencia in die Altstadt. Dort starteten wir bei strahlendem Sonnenschein vom Placa de Bous (Stierkampfarena) und schlenderten vorbei am schönen Rathaus durch kleinere Gassen mit niedlichen Geschäften bis zum Placa de la Reina, an deren Kopf beeindruckend die Kathedrale von Valencia trohnt.

    Hier befanden wir uns nun wirklich mitten im Touristengetümmel. Vom Hunger angetrieben haben wir ein Restaurant gesucht, wo es die typische Paella Valenciana gibt. Für nur 13,90 € in einem 4-Gänge-Menü wurden wir fündig 🤗. Till war die Paella zwar etwas zu salzig, aber Hanna schmeckte sie sehr gut!

    Damit Daggy noch ein bisschen Schnuppern konnte und Auslauf bekam, gingen wir ein Stück auf dem großen Grünstreifen entlang der alten Stadtmauer, welcher der Altstadt von Valencia wirklich einen wunderschönen Charme verleiht.

    Auf unserem Rückweg zum Auto gingen wir abseits der Touristenströme in das etwas edlere Shoppingviertel, wo Gucci, Michael Kors und Co. vertreten waren. Tills Mutter hat bei einem Schnäppchen dann auch nicht mehr Nein sagen können. Zufrieden, aber auch etwas müde, ging es über die Autobahn wieder nach Hause.
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  • Day400

    Up and out early to check out the world heritage site here in town, about 15 minutes walk from our apartment. It's known as La Lonja de La Sal and it's an old merchant exchange dating from the 14th century. Notable as it's a rare secular Gothic-style building!

    We filmed in and around the exterior and interior, which were both quite impressive. Was a bit difficult at times since there were large tour groups constantly tramping through, but in between those it was completely empty so you could pick your spots. It was definitely a bit frustrating at times though.

    Finishing up the video and filming, we wandered a bit around the centre of Valencia. It's nice, though doesn't particularly feel that old aside from a few buildings. Walked through a huge marketplace which was quite cool with lots of locals doing their shopping. Figured it was time now for paella, and so we picked one out on Google that was considered one of the best in town.

    Paella is a local dish (most places elsewhere in Spain will serve you frozen paella), and is typically eaten at lunchtime which I found surprising. Our chosen place didn't open until two, and looked quite fancy with white linen on the tables, but the prices were surprisingly reasonable and we waited out the 15 minutes until opening.

    Happy to report that the paella was delicious, as was the fried camembert with blueberry sauce we had as an entree!

    Very full, we headed back home and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening indoors!
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  • Day401

    Stayed home and did very little today - just being productive! Working on videos, catching up on writing and blog posts and the like.

    Went out for dinner in the evening for a bit of tapas which was quite nice!

  • Day154

    Valencia & the amazing architecture

    February 4, 2017 in Spain

    WOW! In all the cities I have seen I have never seen such incredible contemporary and ancient architecture. The arts plaza, the iMax theatre, the science centre and the aquarium are so incredible. They look like they are from the planet of the apes or from Star Wars (darth vader). The buildings, walls and seats are all made from small pieces of tile. It's is do beautiful. I talked to Jose at the hostel tonight who is an architect student and he said he would take me around tomorrow and tell me all about it. This is also the first place where there is actually some green space and a beautiful park runs through the city. I got here at two today and immediately toured around until 6pm. So much to see! Can't wait for tomorrow and may have to stay an extra day!Read more

  • Day155

    Sunday in Valencia

    February 5, 2017 in Spain

    Started off on a walk in the park this morning in the opposite direction of yesterday. Ten minutes I was caught in a storm and had to stand under a bridge until it blew over. It was so windy that the trees were bending over. I finally managed to make it to the art gallery in the hopes when I was done it would be nice. Hurray it did! The gallery was great too with both Spanish and Italian artists who studied in Spain on exhibit. Once I got back on track with sightseeing I caught a bike race as it was finishing. It must have been a big deal because three different police departments and helicopters were following and leading the race. Then I came across a plaza where there was swing music playing and people were dancing in the sunshine in the square. It brought such a huge smile to my face and made me so happy to see people just enjoying themselves dancing. I was famished from walking and found a little restaurant close to my hostel and had the menu del dia for 10.50 euros. I had to walk after I was done because it was so huge. Paella, grilled tuna with fries and hot pepper salad, beer and finally a nut custard with burnt caramel sauce. So good! I have decided to stay one more day because there is so much more to see.Read more

  • Day30

    Valencia Spain on Sunday

    September 18, 2017 in Spain

    Can't seem to beat the rain these days. But it held off and we took the port shuttle to the edge of town then got on the hop on off bus to see the sights. Unfortunately the roads down town were closed for a family bike event so we got off the bus and walked in. Den found a church service being held by the arch bishop! The rest of us waited at McDonald's lol. Headed back to the ship by cab early as the roads were busy and had to be aboard by 4. Did some packing and enjoyed a last dinner with prime rib.
    I think it has been a fantastic trip but we are likely all ready to go home. I'll fill in more details when I get home.
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