So I have told you about La Tomatina now let me share what else we did during our stay in Valencia.We (Val, Ali & Andy) arrived at Valencia walked into the apartment settled down and before heading out to breakfast asked each other… “Aside from La Tomatina on Wednesday did anyone plan anything to do while we are here in Valencia?” We heard crickets and all just starred at each other. It ended up being a unanimous NO & we laughed. We decided for now lets just find breakfast and then we will talk. In the end we didn’t end up doing much but here are a few pictures of what I/we did do. It’s okay this isn’t the 1st time I have spent a whole doing nothing… last time I did this was during my stay in Caye Caulker, Belize. I guess there it was easer since it was a beach town, and this was a big city.
I arrived to Valencia at 11:45pm & since check in at the apt was at 8am I decided to stay the night at the airport. Quite the experience that was fucking horrible…lol!!!
The next day we decided we should walk around Valencia get our barrings together and see some of the city. As we were walking to the market I came across these hands. I have no clue what they are or represent, but I liked them.
After passing the hands and walking for ever we made it to the market. It was cute, but in my mind agreed I missed my chaotic Central American markets.
Andy & Ali were exhausted of walking (couldn’t blame them we had been walking for ever) and decided they were going to go to a cafe and read. From there Val & I were on a mission to get my hair did & find her a water proof camera (for her). I got my hair did as you can see & Val didn’t find her camera until the following day. I hate it I cut it to short and am ready for it to get a bit longer.
The next day was Wednesday so we went to La Tomatina (read my thoughts & tips here). Then Thursday we didn’t do anything… I think we only left the apartment to get food. We were all exhausted. Friday we told ourselves we must do something so after watching a few episodes of Modern Family made our way to the City of Arts & Sciences in Valencia. They are some amazing buildings. This one of my favorite. You can see a side image of it here and this is a shot from underneath it.
Then as we walked around I saw this painted on the wall. I loved it… I always take pics of quotes/writings I find on the wall but never post them. This one I thought I should share because it is how I feel. I don’t think banking is what is wrong in Spain. I think what is wrong in the WORLD IS BANKING. I worked for banks almost 10 years of my life and the mess they have made for all of us is crazy. I think they should take responsibility for what they are doing to our world.
Then for dinner that night we visited a nice restaurant below our apartment had a nice dinner but were more entertained by the paper table cover than anything else. Of course it was my idea to start writing on it. You can see random animals, things & countries the 4 of us have been too. Lets play I spy: I spy an elephant in a purse & puppy in a bubble.
Then our last day in Valencia we made our way to Oktoberfest in Valencia. Yes you read right…lol!!! It was being held in the Plaza de Torros. Here is a shot of the cool colosseum looking building it took place at.
I ordered my LITER BEER & had a good time chatting with everyone as the most unOktoberfest party went on around us. Yeah it was crazy & wild and so not what I know Oktoberfest should be like. It’s all good we had a good time & then called it a day. Went back to the apartment and watch more Modern Family.
The next day was Sunday and well we all said bye to each other. Andy & Ali left 1st they had the earliest departure… then Val left. I stayed at the apt until 8pm before making my way to the train station & catching my 1am train to Granada, Spain.
So um yeah as you can see we did not do much during our stay there. It is okay though because even though we didn’t do much I had such a good time hanging out with them at the apartment and enjoyed the rest. We all also agreed the main reason for our visit to Valencia was to take part in La Tomatina & well we did that pretty awesomely. So what are your thoughts… did we do enough… did we miss out on something… have you ever done nothing for a week… I just loved that I hung out with other travel bloggers and we were able to chat and understand each other about so many things in our life. I miss y’all so much~