Balneario De Chulilla
Travel Blogs from Chulilla
... enjoying a fantastic vista over the valley where far in the distance you can see the Mediterranean Sea.
There are some local farmers market stalls that sell produce up there and we also sampled some goat cheese and bought some sugared almonds and a pottle of fresh curd cheese with natural rich brown runny honey - big NOM NOM award for that one.
Our combo ticket included a ride up the funicular of which they have two lines one rising 800m above the ...
Rubbing shoulders with sweaty Aussies we stood and watched and like the rest of the 29,800 not getting the opportunity to climb the pole we moaned about how easy it looked. Part of the problem appeared to be that people would get some way up but then others would shove them back down. Pete decided enough was enough and we all but Arron (Nakasha had managed to stay close) went to get closer. Myself and Nikisha gave up near the front as it was just so horrible and sweaty. ...
... back to the monastery while I, because of my foot, took the funicular back down the mountain.
I wish I had more exciting information about this mornings tour but I'm either tired or I just wasn't that excited about the Black Madonna. So now we're headed back to Barcelona for lunch and then a visit to Guadi's Sagrada Familia.
So until later today, luv to all,
This is it... This is one of those pit stops on our Euro Trip that we have been waiting for. L Tomatina Festival (that's The Tomato Festival in English).
Quickly, a bit of history from the history buff. What more history? This was not no historic event celebrating the birth of the tomato or anything, no. It essentially began when two gentleman began a tomato fight in a small town outside of Valencia, called Bunol. It then snowballed (or tomatoballed) into a giant festival ...
... We walked up the hill and got hosed down with water by some of the friendly locals, jumped in the car, and drove off to a beach in Valentia to rest our battered bodies under the warm spanish sun with memories of the craziest day of our lives, one that we'll never forget.
***Tips for Tomatina***
- Wear goggles!!! People say you
get hit more if you wear them, it's pure rubbish. There are way too
many people there for just individual people ...