Study Abroad · Travel

La tercera semana

IMG_2027Another week came to a quick close after a fun-filled weekend. At this point the city has become more familiar, getting around has becoming easier, and everyone who lives here still stares at me as if I’m of a different species (still not sure why American’s are so fascinating to look at). After-class adventures included going to the beach with friends, walking around and souvenir shopping in Old-Valencia (the downtown and historic part of the city).

Friday (June 3rd) I got to visit the largest aquarium in all of Europe and probably the coolest aquarium I have ever been to. The large outdoor aquarium is perfect for spending time outside and cooling off underground with the sharks. At the Oceanografic, our group watched a dolphin show that was amazing to a bunch of 20+ year olds (aka aquariums are not just for children so there is no need to push people of the way so your child can see the fish too).

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Oceanografic main entrance
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Dolphin show

 

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On Saturday (June 4th) our group took an hour bus ride through the country-side to the beautiful beach of Gandia. Here we learned how to windsurf (failed), paddle board (Sadie and I were the fastest), kayaked (we were just hungry at this point), and sailed on a catamaran (between the water and wind from how fast we were going, I was cold). We spent the rest of the afternoon laying in the sun, eating our packed lunches, and walking down to the beach bar for a Tinto de Verano. I gloated that I was one of the few to make it through the day without any signs of sunburn…little did I know that the sunburn on my back just didn’t want to show until after I showered that afternoon. Sunday was another relaxing day people watching on the beach in Valencia and finding a cafe for lunch on a near side street. Next weekend: Barcelona!

Places to go:

DISCOTECAS

  • High Cube
  • Marina on the Beach

RESTAURANTES Y BARS

  • Red Cup

TURISMO

 

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