Welcome to my jungle! Today I am as happy as a girl who opens a new toy. And today I present my new blog. A small corner in which every week I will share my personal vision about fashion, trends, lifestyle and everything that goes through my mind. And I give the starting signal talking about a very special city for me, Valencia.
I tell you, my father’s family is from a town in Cuenca and one day they decided to leave in search of a change of scenery. Some came to Madrid, like my father, and another part of my family to Valencia. So, a lot of my family lives in this city, that’s why I could say it’s like my second home and a land dear to me.
I have such good memories here lived in family since my childhood that I took advantage of a weekend to make a trip to visit my favorite places and discover a little more this wonderful city. We have enjoyed it so much that it seemed a good idea to share it with you.
To begin with, I think that the closest beach in Madrid is in Valencia, and I think it’s incredible that it’s only an hour and a half away thanks to the AVE. In a little bit of time you can escape from the bustle of Madrid to the peace of the Levantine capital. In addition, the frequency of trains is impressive, there is one almost every hour. Can you make it easier for us? I don’t think so.
As a good lover of the sea, the first thing I wanted to do as soon as I arrived to Valencia, was go straight to the beach. I went to the most traditional area of the city, after taking a long walk, to go to eat a good rice a few meters from the shore of the beach. On this occasion we chose the Duna restaurant where they also taught me how to make the typical Valencian paellas and the rice dishes that without a doubt can only be eaten this way in the Comunitat Valenciana. I could learn how important and difficult it is to leave the rice at its point. Undoubtedly, cooking a good rice is an art that not everyone dominates.
There, after we ate a good rice, we tried the Valencian clochina, directly from the waters of El Saler and the coquinas, as they call them there, collected from the beaches of Cullera. How wonderful to be able to eat local produce! And of course, we could not resist asking for delicious desserts.
Afterwards, we went to take a little sun to its wonderful beaches, surrounded by dunes. These dunes are qualified as a natural park and protected as such. We just caught a day between sun and clouds, but it is a city with more than 360 sunny days a year. Although this was great for me so that the kids didn’t get too much sun, even if they were protected with a full screen, you know that it is not good for them to be exposed to the sun for a long time. Even so, the children could play in its clear waters. The white sand is perfect for making castles and sand fights. They will enjoy the beach for sure!
When it began to dusk, we didn’t want to miss the spectacle of seeing the sun going down in La Albufera, from a boat in Visit Albufera. I will never tire of these boat rides and I recommend them totally. The photos I made them alone, because we ran the risk of falling all over the water, then we left the phones stored and we focused on Jaume, our guide, who explained everything that happens in this magnificent place, where the most traditional Valencia comes from. For those who don’t know, the Albufera is the natural park where much of the Valencian rice is harvested and where many species of animals live, even some of them are in danger of extinction.
There’s no doubt that it was a day to remember. Full of the special light that Valencia gave us. If you have not yet visited the capital of the Turia, I recommend it super. Perfect to escape a weekend with family and friends, this city offers a lot of plans to do. Next week I will tell you, the second part of this magnificent getaway that has left me wanting to return as soon as I can. To be able to live again the #MediterráneoEnVivo
And that’s all for today! I hope you get my recommendations and that you like everything about my new blog.
PD: You have old posts so you can see what my new jungle is going to be like. Welcome.
I send you a big hug!