Sunday, September 23, 2007


Our time in Valencia was relaxing and wonderful! Valencia is a very charming city, and though it is Spain´s third largest city, it does not seem to be as tourism-driven as some of the other areas. This allowed us to soak in the culture without getting overwhelmed with a list of must-see museums, palaces and cathedrals. We spent our days wandering the streets of the various neighborhoods in the Old City, and our evenings sitting in cafes watching the city go by. It was perfect! Valencia is the land of paella and oranges, and we certainly enjoyed our fair share. We sampled Valencia´s famous drink of ´´Agua de Valencia´´ -- a mixture of orange juice & cava, or a Spanish mimosa, to us! We also spent some time near the city´s port area where we tried Paella Negro, a paella made with black squid ink. After several days of people watching on the Plaza de la Virgen, food shopping at the city´s main market (fantastic olives!), and taking in the beauty of the city´s famous cathedral and bell tower, we are now off to Denia on the Costa Blanca, the coastal region south of Valencia.

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