Valencia ...

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Next day already we had our next stop, Valencia, where we also had an extensive guided tour of the city ... this is a new, modern section built especially for sporting, concert and theatrical events ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... looks basically un-nice ... oops ... sorry Spain, just our opinion ... but at least we Germans know now, where our EU money is spent ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). At least this area creates jobs ... about three guys cleaning the water daily ... ;-))))
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). An enormous amount of tourists were there in November ;-))) ... as you can see on the photo ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... on we went by bus ... and saw this man jogging with his hamster ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Then leaving the bus at one of the many old gates of the city ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and - like other Spanish cities - we saw lovely alleys with colourful bay windows ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). This was our lovely Spanish tour guide, who looked very much like the wife of a friend of Thomas' who lives very close to Weinheim in a city where the current F1 champion comes from ;-))) ... if you know the name, send it to us by email ... you might get a prize ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). The owner of that garage really wanted to make sure that nobody parked in front ... four (!) warning signs ... in a country like Spain, where nobody obeys traffic rules anyway ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Here one of the central plazas ... an old church ... and - as you can see - we were again lucky with the weather ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). You could buy herbs directly on the street ... we assume they are part of a very tasty diet ... ;-))
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Here the entry of the cathedral ... amazing the amount of old buildings in Spain along the coast ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We visited the fresh food market there and could taste some tapas (incl. a plastic cup of wine @ 12 o'clock) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... which included delicious hams (jamones) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... which included delicious hams (jamones) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We ended the tour in a "horchateria", where we tasted a special local drink, the "horcha" ... if we were honest, we would tell you here what we thought of it ;-)) ... maybe not our taste ...


As a city we found Valencia very interesting (not the new part) ... with a lot of history attached to it ...