Senator Parque Central Hotel
Travel Blogs from Valencia
So I am in Madrid a big big city with one of those circle freeways around it so hard to hitch out of and always over a hundred degrees so I splurge on a bus ticket to Valencia. My ticket to Valencia leaves at 3pm I get to the bus station at 2:00pm so perfect timing to get to my bus. I realize my ticket says nothing on it as where to actually catch …
... standing near the speakers, you could feel the power and sound of the mascletas moving through your body. Its definitely more of spectacle of sound than colors. Its not a visual is what I am saying. The Spanish are famous for their pyrotechnics, and I can now see why. It was incredibly exhilarating, with all of the people, the loud booms, richocetting off the buildings, creating a massive wall of sound. Truly an incredible experience, and, coupled ...
... Eva and Luke, within about 0.5m. The most disturbing display was the gorillas - incredibly sad - a large silverback was very close to the glass looking right at people looking at him - the spaniards seemed delighted and were yelling out 'hola' (hello) and waving madly - it was quite bizarre - Steve and I could hardly even look.
There were of course several highlights though, including the herd of about 8 african elephants - we watched them ...
... The designs were extremely quirky and humorous. It's such a unique aspect to Valencia. At this point our feet were sore so we just wanted to find some cheap tapas and sit down and rest. However, it was still siesta time so we ended up at Burger King, where I had the best burger ever. I got a kid's happy meal box with a burger that had nuggets in it (Mary get this happening at Maccas please). David checked his 'moves' app and discovered that we had walked 16,000 ...
... of flowers.
Eduardo gave us a "local" tour of the old city, as he used to live there back in his university days. We walked through the narrow streets to an old church built during the 14th Century. There was a wedding going on, which we watched a bit from the back of the church. (Don't worry - these churches are all public and I think people are used to random tourists walking around...)
One thing that I ...
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