Where can you find romantic sunsets, a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean, the largest lake in Spain, walking trails with wildlife, and lazy boat rides by locals through grass-lined canals? Albufera Nature Park!
The City of a Thousand Fountains called to us next. Our month in Valencia was coming to an end, but we had one more city to visit, Xativa. Xativa was historically a powerful city on the Mediterranean trade route. Two popes were born there. The city had an aqueduct which supplied water to the fountains,... Continue Reading →
Past campsites and hikers and mountains and a lake. Across a high bridge spanning a deep river gorge, sped our train on the way to Teruel.
Since January, we've been in London enjoying time with our daughter, Monica, and her family while she finished up her MFA. The big news is, Monica completed her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL this week! The culminating event was the MA/MFA/PHD Degree Show, which will be held June 6th through... Continue Reading →
Cuenca, Unesco World Heritage Center, famous for its "casas calgadas," or hanging houses, was Day Trip Number Three from Valencia.
Alicante was our next destination, two hours south of Valencia, nestled right on the coast of the Mediterranean. We felt it was the most beautiful of all the places we visited while in the Valencia area.
We savored the delights of Valencia for nine days. On the tenth day, we ventured off on our first day trip, to Sagunto.
"Mmmm, it smells like jasmine," I thought. Then, I noticed the orange blossoms. Gawking at the gorgeously ornate architecture of the Plaza de la Reina, the church bells started their melodious chorus. Valencia was a feast for the senses.