Travel Blogs from Valencia
Today is the big event! La Tomitina – a food fight like no other! This event is world renown and people travel from all over the world to attend it - like us. The tomato fight has been a tradition in the town of Bunol for many years and over those years it has changed very little. Basically it is the kick off event for a weeklong festival in …
... She greeted us with a kiss on each cheek and took us to our apartment in Benimaclet which is about 4km from the city centre. She informed us of some interesting facts about Valencia as we drove
through. They have introduced a new river path after the large damaging flood in 1957, the old river bed is now an eco-park which we plan to walk through tomorrow, it is very close to our place.
The apartment we are living in ...
... this guy by the time the truck went by so it worked out fine in the end! After about an hour the fight was coming to an end. There were no whole tomatoes to be found anywhere, and people were grabbing handfuls of mush from the ground to throw around. By this time we were pretty much standing in pasta sauce, it was awesome. Darren invented the tomato grenade, which was an empty beer cup filled with tomato pulp and launched into the air. A few of the braver locals started ...
... certain; and was basically scrambling for an idea of what to do next. I made my way in the wrong direction looking for an inspiration, and ran into the Jardin del Turia, Turia Garden. It was recessed a whole level below street level. I looked down to it from the street, which made a bridge over the garden. Cute. What a cute idea. Beyond the garden looked like a newer Valencia...less charm, and really widespread, so I decided to head down to the garden. As I walked ...
... which was excelente. Several took a siesta while Molly and I packed to head off to camp.
Even though I knew that we could find our way there with public transportation (the camp is right off of a metro stop), Jesus insisted on taking us. The ride up (about 45 minutes) was pleasant, but then we spent the next hour trying to find the actual camp! We finally called Azucena, the camp director, and we were there.
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