Saturday, 16 July 2011

Valencia: Day 3

Sorry for the delay but here's Day 3!! ^^

On our third day in Valencia, we went back to the City of Arts and Sciences, and spent the day in Europe's largest aquarium :P We originally planned to visit the IMAX cinema as well, but time restrictions meant that we didn't get the chance to.

We took the Metro (one stop) and then walked the rest of the way to the 'City'. I don't think I mentioned in my last post, but that walk was LONG! We were so gutted when we discovered on our final day that the station we got off at was really near the town centre -_- could've saved some money *sigh*

As it was our second day of walking the long distance to the 'City', we decided to walk through the famous Turia Gardens rather than alongside it like we had done yesterday..


We walked past the Palau de la Musica, and decided to take jumping photos in front of the fountains :P Here's one where I look like I grew a beard ;) haha


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Welcome to the Oceanografic!! (and picture spammage!)




There's tonnes more that I took inside the aquarium but I bet you've had enough by now, so mooooving on... :)

On our way back, we found rows and rows of orange trees :P Valencia isn't only just famous for paella.. it's famous for oranges too! I gave Chu a piggy back and she picked an orange off the tree :P She had it on our last day.. and she said it was VERY sour XD


For dinner we went to a local restaurant and had tapas..



 

We went for dessert after dinner at an ice cream parlour that we'd walked past every morning and were desperate to try :P It claimed to have 365 flavours on shop window display.. I didn't count but I don't think there were.. but they did have the strangest flavours!!


Ultimate pig out... ><


We chilled in the Main Square on a bench, and then we eventually went back to the hotel.. I think we watched Chalet Girl that night as well on the hotel laptop :P It was such a long and tiring day but still a whole load of fun :D I really recommend visiting the City of Arts and Sciences if you visit Valencia :)

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By the way guys, I'm flying to Hong Kong in a few days, so if you've got any good places for shopping and eating in HK, please leave me your suggestions :D I'm really craving some good Japanese food! :P (This also means that my blog will be blank for roughly the next 3 and a bit weeks >< I apologise in advance!)

Hope you've all been well!!

Priscilla, Xx

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Valencia: Day 2

Firstly, I'd just like to give you all a warning! This is an extremely picture heavy post!! ^^"

I was going to post about my first day in Valencia, but then I realised that all the photos I posted in my last entry were pretty self explanatory, so here's day 2 :)

We started off the day at a local cafe called Bertal where we bought and ate our 'brunch' :P


Today we decided to visit the famous City of Arts and Sciences, known as Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences in Valencian, and Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Spanish. It consists of five different areas and is built on the old Valencian river bed of the River Turia. You can find out more here :)


 



Out of the different places within the 'city', we decided to spend the day at the Science Museum :P


One of the best parts of the Science Museum was the Physics level.. we took a LOT of photos..


There was an awesome part where a special camera takes a photo of you, and when you move, an image of your shadow is left on the green screen behind..


There was even a Comics section..



How cool is this?! :P It goes from pencil drawings to modern day animation!


I actually had loads of fun in the Science Museum.. we spent ages in there! Hand on heart, I can say that I hadn't had that much fun in ages! Haha (I should probably get out more XD)

We had tapas for dinner that night, and I tried Sangria for the first time! It wasn't what I expected.. for a start I thought it would be apple juice/beer coloured, but it tasted pretty good :P


There's actually a pretty funny story that comes with dinner! We were sitting eating when an old Spanish man came up to us and tried to sell us some roses. We declined, but he came back a while later and placed two roses on our table.. then pointed to some guys at another table.. turns out they'd bought us some roses. One of the guys came over later and asked us if we spoke English, where we were from, and then said that his friend wanted to know if we wanted to do shots with him XD We declined and after we'd paid the bill, we left the roses on the table and left.

I felt quite bad about it, but I wouldn't drink with some random strangers so I guess Chu was right - why give them the wrong impression by taking the flowers with us, right?

Thanks for reading! I promise I'll update soon!! And I mean it this time! 

Priscilla, Xx

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