Hotel RH Riviera
Travel Blogs from Playa de Gandia
... but the train was full and only 1st class seats available which cost us €60 each - ouch! To add insult to injury our seats - 8a and 8b - we're actually in separate coaches, so we couldn't sit together until much later in the journey when the woman next to me got off the train. Oh well, at least we travelled in style. Some of the journey was right next to the beautiful coast line, in places right over the waves lapping the shore. Having left ...
... and at times large schools of well sized fish.
Our days were spent swimming and snorkelling in the Med, enjoying long walks along the beach and around Ifach rock. We explored the quaint streets that wrapped around the hillside and meandered the tiny streets of the old town admiring the murals. To top it off we even got to indulge another of our passions with some kayaking time.
The promenade was bursting with inviting bars and restaurants so ...
... have some chain stores that they absolutely love! I mean love enough to have one on every corner of the block! Logical I guess… who wants to walk 50m when you could just have two Pull and Bears on the block? But the Spanish stores were all very funky and we had to restrain ourselves from buying up a storm. After shopping we hit up the grand market for some fresh fruit and snackage, and ventured to the train station to board our train to Granada!
sausage and thick ham on a type of pizza crust, quiche, and a bruschetta. For lunch the main course was fideua, which was a type of paella but with elbow noodles instead of
rice. It had all the great sea creatures inside, including whole shrimp,
crawfish (which we were directed to suck the brains out of, nom nom) :(,
octopus and fish pieces. Overall, it was delicious, and completely of
Valencian culture. For dessert, which ...
... Valencia City with Scott. What I like about Valencia is that it is a large city (Spain's third largest), yet it is manageable. The old part of the city is full of little streets and plazas that force you to become lost in the scene. We saw such sites as the bull ring, the old town gate, park, towers, cathedral, post office (which is much more than a cranky old man behind a counter)and plaza where the Pope will be in several weeks. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service