Yeah, I know: It is called throwback Thursday. But today is Wednesday and I want to publish this throwback post. Throwback Wednesday. It is going to be my thing.
This year, we decided to do our first camping trip ever. My boy and me, we are both laid-back kind of travellers, so it sounded like a great plan. And it was! We started our trip in Barcelona (another throwback thursday post will follow!) and moved along the coast to Valencia. It was my first time there (Well, the first time I will remember… 6 years old does not count, right?) and I loved the city. Very green with the Albufeira right on the boarder of the city… too much talking, I will show you some pictures!
First of all: sights and architecture. Valencia is well-known for the “Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” – a city within the city, where you can explore museums and pretty nice architecture. Right above the street is also one of Valencia’s biggest shopping centres – Spanish summer sale for the win! Another must-see is the “Lonja de la Seda“, the silk exchange market, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is really beautiful and impressive – especially the huuuuuge columns in one of the halls. Entry was just 2€ – so go and check it out. We also went to see the “Torres de Serranos”, which offer a beautiful view of the city.
Food/Drinks: Paella. Valencia is famous for it and everybody HAS TO TRY it while there. Maybe not at the most touristy spot next to the Cathedral, but Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet always have some great restaurant tips. We tried it on our camping ground – handmade by the Spanish mom who runs the place – and it was delicious! Not the most posh version, but who cares? Additionally, as summer time can get hot in Valencia, the Horchata de Chufa is a go-to drink to cool yourself down. Made out of tigernuts, water and sugar, sometimes also mixed with other ingredients like lemonade – my favorite. Connected to the topic food is the “Mercado Central” – fresh fruits, fish, meat, snails… whatever you want, you will find it there. Additionally, the architecture is impressive again!
Please promise me to explore this beautiful city sometime soon and send me some pictures while you are there. I need vacation. Soon. Thank god we already booked our next trip. (Calling for Atlanta, Buenos Aires and New York – yeah!!!!!)
And of course I had to finish this post with a cat picture. You know: Crazy Cat Lady forever.