summer a very dear friend came from Brazil to visit me, it was her
first time in Spain and we decided to go on a
trip by train just like old times.
Lia used to be my room-mate long time
ago when both of us were trying to have our university degrees at
USC in Bauru/São Paulo. We shared a lot of great times, good
memories…….. Lia for me is like an
angel she is always around when I most need and last summer she
came once more to save me from the unhappy life I was living. I
just have to say : ¨thank you my dearest Lia to be my special
and wonderful friend.¨
I don´t need words to
express… I don´t need tears to shed… I don´t need to ask for a
smile… or a hand to hold me… All I need is to be your friend,
forever! Hard times don´t last forever, but
true friendships do…… I´ll always be there, for anything you
need…. Even if is just someone to listen.
trip started in Madrid, after Barcelona, Gerona, Andorra( border with Spain) and
finished where I used to live before Valencia. It was awesome! As we have
so many pictures I choose a few and today I ´ll start with Madrid.
Madrid the cosmopolitan capital
of Spain is a vibrant metropolis with much to see and
experience. It is a city of great monuments and very interesting
The region of Valencia, in Spain, has a truly enviable lifestyle, we can enjoy mild winters by the Mediterranean cost and have a choice ski resorts two ours and a half drive north-east from where I live. Valdelinares – at 1693 m, is the highest municipal district in Spain, a perfect combination of the natural beauty of its forests and the conforts of a friendly family resort.
The Fallas fiesta in Valencia city – Spain, celebrates each year the last days of winter and to the arrival of springtime by burning all the old to make way for the new. The fallas officially begins on the 1st of March with a spectacular firework exhibition in the main square and finishes on the 19th of March.
The Fallas will start to be gradually mounted in different streets and squares throughout the city after first week of March so people can admire them. Every Falla will have a huge stand where you can eat and drink and mix with the local people and see the beautiful “Falleras” and “Falleros” (women and men dressed in their traditional costumes).
The basis of the “fiesta” are the “Fallas”, name given to each one of the gigantic monuments, criticise almost everything and anyone, these monuments are mostly mischievous and satirical caricatures usually of local personalities.
On the last day of festival (19th March) they are all burnt to the ground, ” la cremá”. Throughout these 5 days are ongoing parades, marching bands, traditional costumes, concerts, beauty pageants, bull fights, free street parties and of course, daily fireworks.
Fallas in Valencia is as amazing and unforgettable experience, it is worth to see………
Just outside of the train station….there is a Bullring ( Plaza de toros)
The famous Valencia’s paella ( Paella Valenciana)
……have a great week….katyarich