One of my favorite things to do while traveling is going to the grocery stores. I’ve always loved it. There is so much to learn about a culture simply by looking at what they buy. In Spain there were the legs of meat, smaller portions (of course),horchata flavored slushies, etc. Always one of my favorite experiences on a trip, and fortunately there was a giant super market/ mall right next to our hotel.
Our hotel was also just outside the old city so we decided to go for a walk into town to get to know Valencia. Along the way we took some portraits in the beautiful (and quite empty) park.
Then through the gates of the old city which are very castle like. It’s kind of strange to be walking along and then oh, there’s the castle that is totally normal for me to see everyday. Oh Valencia, you so crazy.
After walking around the old city and taking a lot of photos we stopped for some coca cola lite (in glass bottles with ice and lemon-perfect) and post card writing in the center.
Then more photos on the walk back and we went for a swim on the roof. Unfortunately it was much more crowded this time so we didn’t stay long.
Then I blogged for a bit while my Sister ran around town trying to get money that Visa had wired to a local Western Union. The first western union she went to said they were out of money, so she went across town to another, thankfully they gave her the money and she was happy.
That night we went back to the old city for dinner and were surprised to find it filled with tourists. It was mostly British and Australian groups that had come for La Tomatina, it was like being in a college town on a Saturday night. Plus everyone was wearing matching t shirts and getting hammered. During dinner we were annoyed but later that evening we joined them in drunken dancing.
Apparently it’s common for British guys to come to La Tomatina for their stag party because we ran into a few groups doing this. This groom to be was partying in a bridal out fit.