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Sep 26, 2014 - Train to Valencia

Hola from Valencia! After visiting the Picasso Museum (not bad but not as good as the one in Malaga) in the morning I had one of those random impulses while contemplating a siesta. It was either have a snooze or catch a train to even sunnier than Barcelona, Valencia! I actually can´t complain about the weather anytime over the whole trip it has been unbelievably good! The trip to Valencia gave me a chance to check out the view of the south east coast of Spain. So it was off to navigate the metro which I haven´t really done so far (I usually...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Valencia .... Yawn NOT!

We arrived in Valencia mid afternoon, an easy bus ride and I figured no pain, no gain, expecting Valencia to be a bit ho hum! The Old city looked interesting but I did not have much information on it so against my better judgement, decided to do a 3 hour paid tourist walking tour and was hugely disappointed. The Guide was dead boring, took calls on his mobile phone mid sentence and made it a very long and tedious walk, not impressed. Things improved when I had dinner out with our group and as Valencia is famous for it's paella, that's what...

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Mar 30, 2014 - Las Fallas in Valencia

Hi Everyone We’ve just witnessed the four day “Las Fallas” festival here in Benidorm and in amongst all the revelry was St Patrick’s Day. The white, green and orange of the Irish flag was hanging all over town, with pints of the black stuff (Guinness) being drunk by odd people dressed as Leprechaun’s complete with bright red hair and pantaloons. We decided to join in by having a Guinness each and were just enjoying the rich smoothness of the dark brew when Paul was dragged up to dance by a young ‘Bridesmaid-To-Be’ (part of a bridal party)....

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Jan 18, 2014 - Valencia - Day 2

We decided to stay a second night here on the outskirts of Valencia. On our way through the city yesterday we were impressed by some very futuristic buildings. On enquiring we discovered that they are called the 'Ciudad De Las Artes Y Las Ciencas', the City Of Art & Science. It consists, among other things, of an Oceanarium, a Science Museum, a IMAX cinema complex plus an Opera House. We decided to buy a combination ticket for the Oceanarium, the Museum & the cinema & spend the day there. We caught the local bus again which dropped us at...

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Jan 17, 2014 - Valencia -Day 1

We left Peniscola after getting a closer look at the castle on the way out and moved on down the coast to Valencia about 100 miles further on. It was a very cold start to the morning but nice & sunny & by the time we got to our site in Valencia about 1pm it had turned into a lovely warm sunny day. Just what we had come to Spain for. The site we had picked turned out to be ideal for visiting Valencia with an hourly bus service from right outside the camp entrance. We had a picnic lunch before hopping on the bus for a thirty minute ride to...

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Dec 13, 2013 - Day of rest on the Ship

There will be not photos today I should have had my camera but I did not. We started off with a slot pull with a group of online people. We were all trying for the 20,000. jackpot but did not get it of course. Next we were off to a meet and greet also with people from the online website that we signed up for some of our cruises with. After that we sat in the sun around the pool then they began a barbeque so of course we had to eat. We were just lazy the rest of the day until the evening when we watched all the people get dressed up for the...

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Dec 12, 2013 - Valencia Spain

Docking in Valencia we decided to just roam around on foot no tours. We ended up in the old part of town and found of course the Cathedral which was beautiful the pictures do not do it justice. We as you can see had to get Nathalie under control since she was peeping in windows and we did not have enough euros for bail. Valencia was a great Spanish town very clean and lots of shopping areas so we found items to take back to the ship. The suitcases are getting heavier. We made it to Market Central where they buy the food for the day this...

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Nov 17, 2013 - Day 49 Valencia

Breakfast had a hold on us today so we didn't start our sightseeing until 11:30. We started with our coats and fleece on, but it wasn't long until we had them tied to our waists. A beautifully hot day! We followed the Turia Gardens until we reached the Torres de Serranos, one of the City's Gates that was built in 1392. Valencia was a walled city during the Christian medieval period. The construction of the gate, towers, and moat were amazing and it took us 135 steps to reach the top. Once up, the view of Old Town was fabulous. After having...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Day 48 Valencia

It was forecast to rain today so we decided to mainly visit the area called "The City of Arts and Sciences". It's actually the biggest leisure/cultural complex in Europe. All the buildings were quite fabulous especially the Opera House. The views of the city from its eighth floor balconies were impressive. When we left the opera house we were surprised to find out that the Arts and Sciences areas were being used for the Valencia Marathon, which is going to be run tomorrow. It's always fun to be around the pre-marathon activities but...

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Nov 15, 2013 - Day 47 Valencia

After a great breakfast we were back on the streets looking for, as Craig would say, parks and old buildings. Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC so it shouldn't be too hard. It was a beautiful day for sightseeing or just sipping coffee at an outside cafe, so we did both. We saw several old churches but the Valencia Basilica was the most impressive. However, the coolest building was the inside market. Mercado Central (Central Market) is a public market and is generally considered one of the oldest European markets still...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Hola de Valencia

Hola de Valencia I hope to find some wifi before we leave Valencia and am typing this offline while Beryl sleeps after a big day out with Inma and Sebas with whom I did a home exchange. Very nice people who feel that because they stayed 13 nights in my home and we only 4 nights here they brought us many presents - all heavy - 3 bottles of sparkling Spanish wine, 2 still white, 1 half bottle of Rioja - my favourite , a bottle of olive oil to take to Julie together with one of the sparkling wines - sorry Julie I don't think there is room in...

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May 27, 2013 - My dinner had eyes...

Today is the last full day of our trip; tomorrow is the beginning of a LONG trip home. We woke up and went for a fun run (Kayley did most of the whining this time). After we picked up breakfast, we headed for the beach. The beach was empty…why you ask, well, because it was cloudy. Determined to get one last beach day in, we stayed until I felt the first rain drop and then we sprinted for the bus! Just in time too, as a huge storm with lightning and thunder proceeded. We decided that we needed to go out for a fun and traditional Spanish...

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