Booked my tickets and hostel in Valencia Spain today! It’s set for my last weekend in Spain and is the biggest item on my bucket list. There aren’t any beaches in Madrid so this is extra special. Paella will also be had as it was invented here. Heck. Yes.
I took a last minute road trip to Valencia, Spain with my neighbor. Our goal was to eat, drink, layout and feel the cool waters at the beach.
Upon arriving, the first order of the day was to enjoy the sweet taste of Aigua de València (Español, Agua de Valencia). Mi Dios que era muy bueno. The food was okay, but nothing really to brag about. At least, at the moment, I can't seem to remember what we had.
We met our goal of laying out just long enough to allow the sun to kiss our skin. There was a really nice breeze, which insured we were never too hot, but just right. The water was so clear and cool. Neither of us went all the way in, but I enjoyed the waves crashing up against my thighs. Yeah, I can’t wait to go back to completely dive in.
That night we walked to the center of the city where we sought out to find an interesting place to have dinner and drinks. We ended up at an Italian restaurant, in some alley way, where the ambience and décor was quite impressive. The pasta was good, my vodka-tonic was great and the tiramisu was barely so-so.
It was after midnight as we started our way back to the apartment we had rented, when we came upon a large crowd dancing to about twenty or more drummers. The mood was festive as folks were out with their significant others, friends, lovers, kids, and dogs. There was a great feeling of joy in the air.
We lingered for a while but knew we needed to find our back to catch a few winks. We were heading back to Madrid the next day, of course after exploring the city until about 1 or so.
It was a fun, last minute road trip. I look forward to doing it again.