"VT Meeting 7-9th March 2003" Top 5 Page for this destination Valencia Travelogue by SirRichard

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The members

From left to right, up to down:
Beach_dog (Stacy), Inese (Amelia's friend), phred (Russ), el_holandes (Jose), yumyum (Sonja), Dila (Diana), SirRichard (Joaquin), Carmela71 (Carmen), PGiner (Pilar), jinwenwang (Vivien), Charade (Sonia), Suzanne (Pilar's friend), Kunisada (Beatriz), Amelia40 (Amelia) and Petit_Prince (Daniel)

Davidlop (David) was making the pic (thanx, David)

Santa Catalina horchata shop

On saturday morning a few of us went to a typical "horchata" place, where we had horchata, liquid chocolate, churros and "buñuelos".

Mascleta

At 14:00 we met the other part of the group, who had been out last night and, obviously, woke up a bit later. We watched (hear I'd say) a "mascleta", 20 minutes of reeeeeally noisy fireworks in the Town Hall Square.

La Piula for lunch

For lunch we all went to "La Piula", a nice typical restaurant where we had some "raciones" (croquetas, allipebre, pantumaca...) and a WIDE SELECTION OF PAELLAS (rice dish). They prepared 6 kinds of paellas and we tasted each one of them. For desser, strawberries with orange juice.

The Albufera

After lunch we went to the Natural park of L'Albufera, a sweet water lake near the coast, where you can see birds and admire the landscapes.
We took a boat trip around with a guide who explaines technical details and Pilar who translated it all (thanx, Pilar!)

Dinner at "La Pitanza"

For dinner we went to "La Pitanza", a restaurant in El Carmen quartier, near Plaza del Tossal.
There we had a wide range of raciones and drinks.

Sunday at the Aquarium

On sunday we woke up late after a crazy night and visited the aquarium "L'Oceanografic" in the new complex named "Arts & Science City" in the old bed of the river.
You need at least 4 hours to see the wide variety of fishes and marine ecosystems, housed in various buildings and lakes around, like a theme park.

Horchata at "Daniel's" in Alboraya

We ended the sunday at Alboraya, a little village outside Valencia where they have the best HORCHATA (a white drink made out of a little nut called "chufa") in town.
Time for farewells and goodbyes...

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