Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Hidden Gem Of Spain.....Valencia

Since our current house sit is merely a twenty-minute drive outside of the city of Valencia, we knew we'd get to explore this hidden gem. Being the third largest city in Spain behind Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia has something for everyone.

Valencia Beach

The City Of Arts And Sciences Area....Valencia

Some Antoni Gaudi Inspired Art

Founded by the Romans in 138 BC then later occupied by the Moroccan's and Moors, traces of each culture can still be found there today. Valencia features an old city that drips with medieval charm, a major sea port, golden sand beaches along with a modern infrastructure.

Historic Valencia

Tourist Bathing In Fountain

Round Building Front

Aerial View With Round Building Behind

The Skinniest Building In Valencia
It is between the Yellow building and
the corner pink building. 

And when the current host we are house sitting for offered to play tour guide and show us around we headed out for a day of exploring. He took us to the old part of the city that was once surrounded by a massive wall to experience its original beauty. From there we explored the sleek, curvy, shiny modern part of the city known as The City Of Arts And Sciences.

Intricate Details Of Statues
Do You See What He Is Doing?
Getting It On With A Tree....Takes Tree Hugging To A New Level

More Sexual Poses

And What Is This Guy Doing?

For lunch we stopped to try some famous paella, a rice dish with rabbit, chicken and green beans that is cooked in an open fire and served in a cast iron pan. And we had to down some Agua de Valencia that consists of fresh, local orange juice mixed with cana, a sparkling wine made from sugar cane. While it looks tame enough this refreshing cocktail packs a punch.

Traditional Paella For Lunch

Agua De Valencia,  Cappuccino And Expresso

Inside Of The Coffee Shop

Lamp Shop

Tired from a long day of seeing the sights we went back to our large, lovely temporary home with a pool to relax on the terrace. Our hosts cooked us a delicious dinner and we crashed for the night ready for more adventures tomorrow in Valencia, Spain......along the gringo trail.

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