Valencia, you beautiful city. Me and the boy have had a great week where we went to the beach, strolled through the city, had magnificent diners and highly enjoyed some time off of our daily home-routines. Sure helped me to gain back some perspective en clear my mind! A little photo impression:
They know how to do food, period. I fell for not only their cuisine (again), but also for their routine: they do the proper eating at lunch (as opposed to the Dutch, who do it around 6PM) and pick up whatever kind of hunger is left in the evening with some delicous food, for example tapas you can see above.
Went to a football match; yours truly aiming to enjoy the atmosphere, the boyfriend to enjoy the game. Great evening, the Spanish go nuts while cheering for their team - which caused me to go at it too, mainly as the referee was horrible. Screamed my lungs out, didn't help .. the bloody bastard.
Valencia has a truly impressive and outstanding market, Mercado Central, with whatever fresh and local products you're looking for. Strolled around for an hour, left with fuet sausage, a bunch of herbs and kilo's of fruit. Will be missing this place greatly!
That beach. Way too cold just yet, but it was great to feel the sand under my feet and even toetip into the sea (fréézing). The fresh air/ wind cleared up my mind too, great afternoon that was!
Day and night strolls around the city, enjoying the oranges Valencia is known for ánd the party the city is currently hosting: Las Fallas. Short for putting crazy statues on crossroads, launching a daily firework show and eating bulks of churros (snacks). What a sight!
And then there was the shopping. Kinda held back, as luggage requirements were in place. Ended up with the perfect boyfriend jeans from Zara, which I hunted down in their sale leftover corner, 3 colorfull yet very different tees from COS (which you will be seeing later on) and an everyday of the week undies' package. Just what I needed!