Travel Blogs from Valencia
10/28/07 Home of saffron and paella-Valencia here we come! We have another six hour drive ahead of us to get there today. We get an early start and pass through several towns along the way. We saw the Sierra Nevada while passing Granada (we pulled over to grab a cup of coffee and get some gas) where it was much colder than along the coast. Puerto …
... school-arranged happy hour on Wednesdays called Happy Miercoles! It seems it is typical for bars/restaurants to have a special happy hour on Wednesdays. We went to the Taberna Antonio Manuel. The location of this place is less awesome than the happy hour last week. Last week it was at El Dorita in the historic part of town. This time we're between 2 large commercial buildings in this downtown-ish area. No me gusta.
Last week was ...
... and our stomachs churned at the thought of the tomato ice cream! We eventually decided on a place and went in for dinner. We had a good chat with the people on our end of the table, and laughed when at the end of our meal, almost everyone had a tomato left on their plate that they couldn't think about eating! After resisting (well, almost!) throwing them at each other, we put them all on one plate, and it could have been a whole meal there were so many tomatoes! When we ...
... traveling list. Europe's biggest food market found itself in there. Jamon, ensaimadas, snails and all the fresh seafood and fruits was found there by us. I liked strolling there, being surrounded by colorful world of spice and merchants.
My 9 points go to the Street art of the city. All the graffity which we met there a lot and used as landmarks sometimes were super cool. A man with a beard of snakes, falling cars and alive dragons make you feel as if you are in a movie or ...
... s interesting that the Americans, most of whom consider themselves to be fairly progressive about these types of matters, are further behind than the Spaniards, who were fairly recently ruled by a conservative dictator.
Under Franco, repression in all forms was widespread. Morals were highly valued, young people were expected to follow the Catholic values of celibacy ...
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