After a week of walking in the mountains, it was time for something new! Valencia was our next destination. But first we had to drive for 7,5 hours, mostly through a dry, dessert-like environment. We arrived in Valencia around 16:00 hours and checked in at hotel Dimar, which is a great place to stay. The beds are so nice that you don’t want to get up anymore. Peter even had a room with a spacious balcony, on which we drank Cava. The hotel price we paid was very decent. The breakfast is extensive and okay. It’s hard to resist the cakes (that are too sweet). Our rating: 8.
On our way to Valencia, we only ate some cookies. So you may understand that we could use some food, for which Valencia is the perfect city to visit. It has more than 1000 restaurants.
After walking a bit, we arrived at the “Marcado central”. Unfortunately, the market was already closed but there was small booth outside, where we tried the Paella. It tasted fine and the price was very low! Our energy slowly returned to our bodies but with a temperature around 35 degrees Celsius, we also needed an ice-cold Coca Cola. Afterwards, we walked around and we sat down for a drink at “Coffee Lounge”, a cozy place with a small outside terrace under the trees. For one Euro extra, we could try their small snack buffet together with our drinks. We didn’t do that because we were about to have dinner elsewhere, but it looked nice and the service was good too.
Lemon ice cream
After our refreshing drink, we went to restaurant “Navarro”. It’s Valencia’s number one restaurant on Tripadvisor.com. And indeed, the place is pretty awesome. Peter and I shared a large mixed fish dish. It was a long time ago that I had fish that fresh. What a great taste. For dessert, we had home-made lemon ice cream. The ice was really creamy and the taste was smooth. The decoration of the restaurant is warm and the service is okay, but also a little strange. Our hostess was distracted by people who entered the restaurant, while serving us. The only Valencian wine they served was simple, okay but not great. I rate this place with an eight. Once we returned in our hotel, we drank a small bottle of Cava on Peter’s balcony. We celebrated Peter’s last day of his holiday with us.