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An early start was the order of the day. We departed Barcelona at 8:00 am. Passing through Olive groves by the thousand. Stopped briefly at Taragona (which is the 1st roman settlement in Spain) to view the surviving aqueduct. Then onto Peniscola. We start to notice Orange Groves as well as Olives and also a large number of globe artichokes being …
... as any we have seen, and reminded us of Toronto markets (which are much larger than these in Valencia) and the Queen Victoria markets, though they would be about a 1/4 of the size.
Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain, and the capital of the region. It is a combination of ancient, dating back to 138BC ...
... beautiful. On Sunday we headed into town and took the hop on hop off bus to have a good look around, best way to see stuff you might want to investigate in more detail later. Our first route was the Maritime/Modern Valencia and our second route was the Historical route. We spent most of the day on the bus which was great because we saw things we wouldn't necessarily see just walking around and there is always the history to go ...
... nearly swallowed by the swelling of the city across the river and is a shopping district and malls have grown around it. Below the hotel is a round about. In the centre an interesting piece of sculpture made of a few thousand pieces of blue mosaic tiles. It is big, but it seems to be just there, sort of not matching with any of the surrounding area. Strange. Pretty, but strange.
We got the Metro into the city and began by walking through the old parts again, ...
... in the sky. The walk takes a fair while ( especially after a shopping stop) but when we reach the beach its worth it. From the concrete walkway to the actual water is separated by at least 70 metres of sand. The beach spreads for as far as the eye can see but we decide to sit down for some Paella and Sangria before hitting the water. Tough life I know. After a dip in the wonderfully water and a slow and unsteady walk back along soft but thankfully unsqueaky sand ...