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Arriving In Valencia

Last Saturday I jumped on a plane and made my way to Valencia in Spain. It was a trip for my ‘real life’ work and a lot of meetings were ahead of me. 

My first meeting wasn’t until Tuesday morning, as Monday was a bank holiday in Spain, so I had plenty of time to explore. 

My parents and colleagues were staying at the Hotel Dimar, right in the heart of the city. 

Room was perfect for our 3 night stay. 

As I had been awake since 0400, I was tired and hungry. We left the hotel in the heat on the look for some food. 

Valencia was so warm, 26oC which is perfect for October, only problem is I was still dressed for the North East so I was lathered.  

Shirt Levi (now in sale) // Jeans Levi // Bag Alexander Wang 

I had never been to Valencia before so many people had told me what an amazing city it was but I really didn’t know what to expect at all. Well Valencia is like an old ancestor of New York and a distant cousin of Paris. New York and Paris are 2 of my favourite cities and Valencia is now up with them too. 

We went to the Cathedral square passing some of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen in my life. 

Mama had pumpkin Soup. 

Dad and I shared a club sandwich with chips.

G had tomato and mozzarella salad. 

But Mam defiantly had the best meal, when I get home I’m going to come out with my own pumpkin recipe and if it’s good enough I will share it with you. 

After our bite to eat the men and women spilt up and Mam and I headed for the shops. 

Wondering around the streets of Valencia you can’t help but keep looking up at all the wonderful buildings. 

And while we were wondering we literally stumbled across a little gem, Mercado de colon. 

Inside was kind of similar to Covent Garden. Lot’s of little cafes and bars. 

We stopped for tea and a smoothie. 

Orange, Pineapple and Mango. Just what I needed on this hot day.

We made our way back to the hotel to get ready for the evening. 

Important information about Valencia, no restaurant opens before half 8. Typically life Spain the night doesn’t really start till around 10pm. 

As we were out before half 8 we headed to a bar where my pigeon Spanish came in incredibly handy. 


I managed to get our drinks in for the night and find a little local restaurant. 

Where the men and I had steak.

While my Mam had cod. 

Perfect first experience of Valencia. I was so excited to explore some more. 

Arriving in Valencia 

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