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Jan 31, 2016 - Paella In Valencia

And so our next stop Valencia. We stayed in a campsite about 15km south of Valencia, close to the beach. The area was mostly a Nature Park and was made up of rice fields with a lake on one side and the Med on the other. We had easy access to the beach and took a long walk amongst the dunes. Valencia, Spain’s third largest city is small enough to easily navigate but packed with interesting buildings. The bus journey from outside the campsite was easy and took less than 30 minutes to get to the centre. As always when we arrive in a city or...

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Nov 24, 2015 - Valencia with Dennis and Bert

The train ride from Barcelona to Valencia was uneventful and quite scenic. We had expected to find a tourist office at the train station when we arrived, but instead we admired this fabulous building with the Valencia modernista touch and found a taxi to deliver us at the Airbnb I had reserved. Our flat was on a very small street, only a short twisting street from the Placa de la Reina in the center of what was the old, walled city. We settled into our rooms (thank you for offering us the en suite), and headed out to find a map. In...

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Aug 29, 2015 - Day 9 Valencia

Pretty full day coming up today. I'm off on my walking tour and Pete is going to the train station to see if we can book reservations to Seville or Granada. With the train tickets we have, there's a limited number of seats available to pass holders so we not be able to get where we want to. I left Pete at the Metro station and then walked into the old town. I wanted to have another look at the markets when they were in full swing so headed straight there. It was busier than yesterday and most stalls were full. I saw some interesting...

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Aug 28, 2015 - Day 8 Madrid to Valencia

We were up early, finished packing and then headed off for the metro and then the train station. It was another beautiful morning...nice and cool. We arrived at Atocha in plentry of time and initially thought we'd look at making a reservation for the onward journey. We'd looked at the map and timetables and it looked as though getting to Granada our Seville is not a straightforward option. We changed our minds and went to have breakfast instead. I was having trouble connecting to my new wifi so found a cafe that had wifi. I'd seen a couple...

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Aug 7, 2015 - Day Twenty Five: Valencia

When we checked in yesterday we paid an extra €3.50 to have breakfast at a cafe in the market. Breakfast was served till 11:00am so we didn't set an alarm. It's funny that our place is called a b&b but didn't include nor serve breakfast on site. We walked down to the cafe at about 10:30am. The hostel had given us a piece of paper to show we'd already paid for breakfast. It had a list of things we could choose from. It really was value for money. For €3.50 I got a coffee, two pieces of toast, a banana and a glass of water. After breakfast we...

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Aug 6, 2015 - Day Twenty Four: Barcelona to Valencia

This morning we were up at 6:15am to give ourselves plenty of time to get ready and to make our way to the train station. We were both feeling a little queasy, probably a combination of both the lack of sleep and the variety of drinks we had last night. I knew eating would make me feel better and there weren't many choices at the station so I got McDonald's. I ordered a toasted sandwich, coffee and a chocolate muffin for the ride. My toasted sandwich was interesting, it was a cheeseburger bun turned inside out and toasted with cheese and...

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Jun 8, 2015 - Valencia

We seem to be following the Corpus Chrisit Parades around Spain. As we arrived in Valencia they are just setting up for the last parade of the festival. And what was great about this parade was that we had Balcony seats from our apartment. We spent the afternoon enjoying this strange religious parade from the comfort of our air conditioned apartment. Next day we ventured into the streets and this is Tomo's account of the day. On this morning we went to a market. They had lots of beans. We had a mango smoothie. I did not like it. Then we got...

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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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