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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 2nd 2011

Note: All the events mentioned in this entry occurred back in April 17, 2007. For more updated entries and trips, please refer back to this blog at a later date. An updated trip or entry will NOT include a note like this. Thanks and enjoy! Before traveling to Spain, even to the European continent, I knew one of the sites I just had to see was L'Oceanografic at La Ciudad de Artes y Las Ciencias after watching a program about it on the Travel Channel. I have always loved aquariums, even when I was a child because I loved to learn about whales and dolphins. I wanted to become a marine biologist and/or an animal trainer (and I will admit secretly I wouldn't mind becoming one if I had a chance to change careers) therefore I ... read more
Music Hall
Approaching the Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia October 30th 2011

La Tomatina I had a long rough night the night before, but I get back to my hotel and ask for a 6am wake up call, then decide to have a backup wakeup call at 7am (thank god). I get my 6am wakeup call and know I need another hour so I hang up and go back to sleep. Well I did not put the phone back correctly in my 4 hour sleep stupor, so I get a personal wakeup call from the bellhop banging my door and opening it. Thank goodness for him otherwise I would have missed out on the largest food fight in the world. I throw on my bathing suit, some house shoes and a towel for my shirt (I cut a hole in middle and made it a poncho) I proceed ... read more

Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia October 28th 2011

Note: All the events in this entry occurred back in April 15-16, 2007. For more updated entries and trips, please refer back to this blog at a later date. An updated entry to trip will NOT include a note like this. Thanks and enjoy! I woke up early the next day to check out of my hostel and then head to my second destination, Valencia. I decided to take the bus, Spain's national line actually. The ride was 8 hours from Granada to Valencia, not what I had planned because now my visit there was now cut down to two instead of three, however this was my best option to get there. While at the bus station, I ran into a young lady who had stayed at my hostel in Granada. We hadn't really talked to ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia September 21st 2011

Another night of luxury accommodation in the airport in morocco, the floor was so sore!!! I pulled out all my belongings to lay on but nothing cushioned us. At about 1am the airport decided they were going to close, so we headed outside and found a nice patch of grass to sleep on, taking rotations on who was on lookout :) We arrived into Madrid after our flight to the clapping of europeans- who all clap when the plane lands. Of course we decided to join in! But such a strange custom- almost like they didn't expect us to land. We were catching a bus from madrid to seville, so had a picnic in the park at the madrid bus station with the homeless all of us sitting on cardboard. Alice was still really sick and ... read more
Ready to party it up in bunol!
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia September 3rd 2011

Valencia (one of the most beautiful and historical cities of the world, it is located in the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsulathe on the shores Turia River in the Autonomous Community of Valencia). We can recommend "Campin Park El Saler"... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia September 1st 2011

Today we made our journey east to Valenica from Madrid. After only about 4 hours in the bus, we arrived in the seaside city and began to explore. I decided to break away from the group and do my own touring day. I had a lot I wanted to see. With a plethora of intertwining small streets, Valencia provided quite a busy day! First I made my way to the attraction I wanted to see the most, The City of Arts and Sciences. This 1 and half mile complex is made up of 4 buildings, one dedicated to art, another to history, another to music, and the last to animals. From the entrance to the city I was able to walk there in their large park that runs along much of the main highway. This park ... read more
City of Arts and Sciences
View from the Belltower
Tiny side street in Valencia

Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia September 1st 2011

I wake up in Valencia and have little idea where I am going to spend the night. Ibiza? Madrid? Or Toledo? I am not worried about it. I sleep in, check out of my hotel, leave my bag with the bell hop and make my way to the beach, with a 2 hour self guided walking tour of the city with no map in the heat. There is a large green belt around much of the city that was a river, but about 60 years ago the river flooded and the city decided to divert it away. Politicians wanted to make the new dry river bed into a large highway but the people got their way and it is one HUGE park with soccer fields, museums, running and biking trails small ponds all from what had ... read more

Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia August 31st 2011

It all started on a dark morning, dark but warm, as warm as the days leading up to this moment... im running outta internet time though & the heat has zapped my creativity - memory & creativity gone - is there any hope for me? So anyway 7am we hit the beat to catch a tube then train, we only have $20 each tucked in to our bras or shoes as we have nothing but the 2-3 layers of clothing we are wearing on us... we get to the tube station, the nearest one that will sell us a train ticket too... it will only accept coins - trick for young players! I escape the delight of the underground climate to search for open cafes who will a. understand me when i ask to swap my ... read more

Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia August 30th 2011

30 August 2011 1850 (Valencia, 0453 NZ) Ugh it is so hot! Not a complaint, merely a statement! we are spending our days in 30-ish degrees heat, I swear its that temp like all day!! So anyway, SPACE, holy crap, Ibiza clubs are HUGE! Only saw one ‘terrace’ thing too and that was big enough to get lost in! We headed to the club in 2 taxis travelling at high speeds, anyone would have thought the guy wanted to get us out of his cab asap!! Hot, sweaty, standard club scene in that respect - €15 for water apparently!!! All danced up a storm but were all home again before the sun came up!! Would love to tell you more… I have some photographic evidence & between us all we can put snippets of the evening ... read more
The inside of Old Town looking back
First night in Valencia waitin on restuarants to open for tea! some square in old town Valencia
Church just down the road - so pretty & clean

Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia August 13th 2011

Stepping off the plane I knew it was time to step up to the challenge: this would be the first time that I would be exploring a new city completely by myself. All I had where backwards Google map directions to my hotel. By instinct I walked out of the airport and straight to the Metro; I studied the map, still not grasping just how big València really is. I bought a ticket, asked for help, looked at the map for ten more minutes and decided to make an educated guess and if worst came to worst I would hail a sixty plus euro cab to my room-- luckily it never came to that. After getting off the Metro I took a bus in the opposite direction of the Google directions and guessed what stop I ... read more
En La Plaça del Ayuntamiento
Iron Door
The Catedral




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