Week 6

Valencia City                                                

There is so much to do in Valencia Center! There are plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores. There are historical buildings and beautiful churches you can visit. The Museum of Arts and Science is located here as well.  There’s even a beach at the edge of the city!

I am not someone who visit the same place twice, but I am very impressed with what Spain had to offer, I would go again and again. Even the weather is almost always perfect during the summer, there is no rain and no mosquitos!

We were not there for the festivities of the Fallas, but the Canet family told us that it is a must see event. Here is a little history lesson on the Fallas of Valencia :

 
 
 
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Albufera

Albufera is another historical site. You take a ride on a huge motor canoe that takes you along the lagoon.

The Albufera (Valencian pronunciation: [aɫβuˈfeɾa], from Arabic البحيرة al-buhayra, “small sea”) is a freshwater lagoon and estuary on the Gulf of Valencia coast of the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. It is the main portion of the Parc Natural de l’Albufera (“Albufera Natural Park“), with a surface area of 21,120 hectares (52,200 acres). The natural biodiversity of the nature reserve allows a great variety of fauna and flora to thrive and be observed year-round. While once a saltwater lagoon, dilution due to irrigation and canals draining into the estuary and the sand bars increasing in size had converted it to freshwater by the seventeenth century.-Wikipedia

                 
 
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  Barraca

 
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 Rice

In Valencia, rice has been grown for over 1000 years on the wet and flood-prone lands around La Albufera, its prized white grains nourishing various cultures throughout history. Rice farmingis deeply ingrained in Valencian culture, and in its myriad of culinary bombinations, rice is the king of valencian cuisine.-Venamicasa.com

 

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  Romantic supper  with all of Carmen’s friends 

 
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The party was held at Antonio and Carlos’ house. This house was build in the 1800’s, and is still in perfect condition. They kept the same antique decors and furniture. They wanted us to have a photoshoot with the house! Everybody from Valencia has a picture of themselves dressed in traditional Valencian clothing hanging on their wall. You will see our photoshoot on another page.

 
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5 am (still at the party)

Antonio: “Ricky this is typical from Valencia…do you want to try?” (shooters that I would not taste)

Ricky: “no no no” 

Antonio : “yes yes”

Ricky:” ok ok poquito “(a little bit)

 

Ricky took 3 shots ….

 

2 hours later Carmen took us to the beach. The energy level was not very high haha! We did not sleep all night and we went on the beach all day.

 
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 Alicante

Just to show you the scenery of beautiful Alicante :

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One thought on “Week 6

  1. Mam, Dad & little sister says:

    An experience to never forget, pictures are great but to be there must be simply breath taking, living a whole other world,food, custum, way of live and so on. Take what you can but there`s no place like home, no matter where you come from.
    love you take care, mam, dad & little sister

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