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... their teachers. Whoever thought of making a playground from Gulliver's body was a genius and should have been given some of the money spent up the road to create a Gulliver's World, which would equal Disneyland.
There is a 2km plus avenue which connects the Bullring/Trainstation to the Arts and Sciences site, and there was a pleasant walkway under palm trees, down the centre of the road there and back. I saw many people walking their dogs up and down ...
... flowers, colors, tourists, music, fireworks and straight up fire.
3) Every neighborhood has a fallas house that creates various satirical sculptures, which are all burned the night of the 19th. There are around 400 neighborhoods, and some of the sculptures are over 3 stories high.
4) On the 23rd, I went to the Mascletas and La Crida (the opening ceremony). Before that, I went to the Ninot exposition to see the mini sculptures created by the Falla ...
... through so the fish and sharks swim over your head. The only sad part was that they had some beluga whales and over Christmas we watched that Blackfish documentary so I felt so bad when I realized they were there and we had unwittingly paid money to a place that had them. They seemed ok but you never can tell I suppose :(. Sorry Tillicum! Ok back to nicer stuff. Tomorrow we leave for Alicante for two nights before we all head back to Barcelona. We didn't see ...
... don't want to include in this post. In the street we were on all the locals had covered the front facades of their houses with plastic tarps or mesh to defend them from the tomatoes. In the middle of the square I could see the leg of ham strung up at the top of the greased pole. At the bottom of the pole there were heaps of people climbing on each other attempting to get up the pole and be the first to grab the ham which would signal the start of the festival. You could see how far ...
... God, Erik saved the day with a strawberry ice cream.
Valencia is not for ones who hate getting wet, being the splendor of fountains, big, medium and small ones. I'd call them fountain families - fountains dads, fountains mums and baby fountains.
Beach takes it's place 6 on the list. No idea if there are any people hating long and pure coast lines, without sticks and stones, "that can break your bones", but if there still are and you feel like joining ...
Other places to stay in Mar del Plata
Sierra de los Padres Km 3,2, Mar del Plata | Innfrom $84