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On Tuesday, we began the trip south to Valencia. We wanted to drive along and see the coast of Spain. Two things we quickly found out: 1) the Toll road is expensive- it cost us about $15 USD just to get out of the city of Barcelona., and 2) All along the coast are several, ( I mean MANY) condos, high rises, and hotels, sitting EMPTY!!!! …
... but here in the small Valencia, I run into people on the streets almost everyday. So weird, so nice.
We arrive at the plaza. Lively, beautiful as always. There were some street performers, singing and playing instrument, there was an awesome trumpet solo, and some dancing as well. It was 11. So alive here. I just wanted to end my evening here. It's really the best wind down.
Buenas noches, thanks Rune for being such a good sport!
... of different styles of gardens, interesting statues, football pitches etc. Alongside all these classical buildings and pretty parks is, surprisingly, lots of cool street art. I had no idea Valencia had such a cool street art scene, but I found heaps of cool work.
So yeah, didn't do anything of note in Valencia. Went to the beach one afternoon with a group from the hostel, for some sun, surf ...
... we should have taken the risk as it seems that there were still tickets available but they had simply stopped selling them online. Very disappointing.
An ice cream was necessary to make up for some of the disappointment. As we were out buying one we stumbled across some processions and floats as part of the Pentecost celebrations, which explained the large flower murals we had seen erected in the Cathedral plaza the previous day.
... together. :-p
Then came the highlight of the day: we were met by Othelia, our Valencian step-on guide, who was to take us on our day tour of Valencia. She has decades of experience, and was extremely proud of her town. She took us first on a driving tour around the city, and we stopped at what has been touted as Valencia's saving grace, the massive Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciénces (The City of Arts ...
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