Exploring Valencia, Spain
In August, all the Parisians escape the heat and the tourists and travel for the month. I decided to join in on this tradition and travel to Spain with a friend. We found an Airbnb that was perfect and huge compared to our Parisians standard (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms means you are living the rich life!). The airbnb was perfectly located in Old Town and easily accessible to the beach (30 minutes by bus) which was the motivation for the trip: Tons of beach time! We traveled there for five days spent most of days lounging at the beach, Las Arenas as recommended by our Airbnb hosts. One of things I love about vacationing at the beaches in Spain is that you can rent a lounge chair for 5 euros a day and literally spend hours there! We took breaks only to eat and drink of course!
We spent one of the days sightseeing around the town and on this day, I brought along my camera for the site seeing! Here some of the places we visited:
Horchateria Chocolateria Santa Catalina - The longstanding favorite for the classic Spanish churros with a side of a dipping chocolate. I skipped the side of chocolate this time and just enjoyed the churros along with my cortado.
El Carmen (the Old Town). We wandered along the streets of Old Town and explored the beautiful archetiture and categrals! It’s incredible how old everything! And all the history that remains there!
Torres de Quart. Built in the 15th century as part of Valencia's city wall fortifications, the twin defensive towers provides great views over the city along with a glimpse into the military architecture of the city.
We also enjoyed the Spanish food: Lots of Paella and tapas along with Tinto de Veranos and Gin & Tonics! Seriously, I have a love affair with this country!