Las Fallas 2013
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
105Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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We love the hostel life, cooking dinner tonight in the hostel kitchen while chatting to a young German guy and another fellow from Amsterdam
15/03/2012: Well this wonderful city of Valencia keeps getting better and better. Tonight we joined Frank from Amsterdam and went to a local cathedral to see the Concert Fallas another free festival event. OMG it consisted of a 50 piece orchestra who played the Pasodoble, El fantasma de la opera (the phantom of the opera) and the dramatic Polifermo as well as a few other pieces I did not recognise. And on the night of the announcement of the new Pope. It was just sensational and we will remember it forever.
Tonight we had Pete, an American living in Ireland and a young couple from Germany join our hostel group and our girl on duty tonight from France. Loving it!!!
Our last day in Valencia, it is very cold and windy. The town is alive with people both the locals and tourists, they are all out to enjoy the festival which officially starts tomorrow but you would never know it. The streets and cafes are overflowing. We returned to the Plaza to see the fireworks again and could not believe the crowd. After visiting the port and Playa we ended up going to a bull fight, not really our thing but so much controversy here I wanted to see for myself. Apart from the pagentry of the matador and the beautiful costumes we agree it should not continue, so cruel. Off to Malaga tomorrow.