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Travel Blogs from Mar del Plata
... sleep in class until I got a coffee at break time.
Tomorrow and Saturday we have all day trips scheduled to towns near Valencia. Tomorrow we are going to the town of Sagunto and Friay we are going to Xativa. Muslims introduced paper making to Europe and Xativa was a major site of paper-making in the Muslim world. The paper was made here and then shipped all over the Muslim empire.
Off to class now.
... barrier struggles. I met Peter Kessel on the beach, a friend from Everest, so he hungout with my friends and I for a bit. It was nice to see a familiar face!
The hostel we stayed at was called the Red Nest hostel and it was super nice! We probably set the bar too high for our first vacation because I don't think we'll have that nice of hostels in the future but it was beautiful, good location, very safe, and had lots of ...
... beach, has two spas, lots of lounge chairs, free drinks and a view that goes on forever. We spent some time relaxing there. There is also a nice swimming pool at the back, massage rooms and a hair/beauty salon (Virginia had a pedicure and her hair done for around 200 pesos ($50 - a bargain according to her).
There are huge breakwaters built of local rock, surrounding a large port area and naval station, and a statue way out on the point ...
... We had the opportunity to see a dolphin show, bird show, and spent about 4 hours in total at the complex.
After a fun weekend touring some of the sights around Valencia, Derek and I were able to snag some tickets to a Champion's League futbol match between VCF (Valencia Club de Futbol) and FC Schalke, a popular German club. Champion's League games are a big deal in the soccer world (comparable to football playoffs in USA), so we ...
... tame, but we had mojitos and saw a bit of the Valencian night life which was great. Love this place!!!
Day 5 - we had to check out of the campground and go back to the hostel we were in on the first night. We just caught cabs coz it was so hot and dumped all our bags in lock up so we could go out and come back later. We spent the day with Andy and his Irish friend Emmett (who is hilarious by the way) and wandered the streets just having a laugh about how ...
Other places to stay in Mar del Plata
Sierra de los Padres Km 3,2, Mar del Plata | Innfrom $101