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... the streets were decorated with lights and streamers and there were many nativity displays in the caves around the walls.The Christmas market of course was an added attraction with a menagerie of live animals, camels, donkeys, ponies, calves, lambs, chickens, piglets and the turkey.
The air was full of the smell of churros, chestnuts, and paella cooking from different stalls. A place worth a ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... interesting of the Costas. The stretch south of Valencia, which we visited four years ago, has a lot more to see. But wherever you go in Spain there’s sure to be some historic old town or castle, and so we’ve had some enjoyable trips. Two names in particular seem to crop up regularly hereabouts, both famous warriors – El Cid and Hannibal (the chap who crossed the Alps with elephants, not the chap who ...
What an interesting and surprising little place this is!.
We really had only thought of this place as a stop-over rest and recouperation before our main stop but are now finding daily what a lovely little place and community this is.
Everyone is so friendly with a mixture of nationalities. Some are here for the whole winter and we are beginning to wonder why anyone needs to travel further if the sun is here then stay and enjoy ...
... booked the car in. There is a metro station just 100 yards from the garage, so we saw this as an ideal opportunity to spend a day in Valencia, one of the few major Spanish cities we had not yet visited.
So we turned up on the appointed day at the appointed hour armed with dictionary, phrase book, registration certificate, warranty book, insurance certificate, passport, driving licence and the last service bill to explain ...