Short Cut: Valencia
Short what? On the tiny flamingo you will find longer and more comprehensive posts about trips, cities and countries but for those who are sometimes as lazy as I am and don’t want to read all the stuff – the ShortCuts will give you the most important information you need to know.
Facts: Valencia is a really nice city to visit as it combines modern and historical elements. It is also called the City of Arts and Sciences and is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. As it is located at the east coast of Spain, it is a great spot for a city trip as you can stroll through the streets of Valencia to see all those romantic buildings and narrow streets, do some shopping as well as going to the beach to just relax and let the warm sun touch your skin.
Must eat: Tapas – of course ! Once you visit Spain, you definitely need to try some tapas!!! Another typical „dish“ to find in Valencia are „Bocadillos“ – some kind of sandwiches but with a huge variety of toppings to choose from (my favourite toppings were goat cheese, avocado and bacon – yummie!) and last but not least – Paella. In contrast to normal paella, the „Paella Valenciana“ includes chicken, rabbit and snails.
Must drink: Horchata – Horchata is a typical Valencian drink. It consits of almond milk that is a bit frozen. Along with the Horchata you should try Fartons, some kind of elongated shaped pastry. As Spain is known for the variety of wines, you should also try some Valencian white and red wine!
Must see: The Valencia Cathedral, Mercado Central, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Llotja de la Seda & the Beach
How to get there?: Ryan Air is probably the cheapest way to get to Valencia. Last time I paid 25€ per flight. But there are also a lot of other airlines going to Valencia, I always use swoodoo or skyscanner to get the best flight offers.