Valencia

 

Valencia


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD BACKYARD?

Legs pumping air, back and forth, back and forth-creating a force that swings you higher. Until 3, 2, 1 your hands unclench and you surrender to the motion. You’re flying! Time slows down and for that second you are a bird, weightless and limitless, until gravity pulls you down, and with a thump you stick the landing.

When I close my eyes and think I am transported to carefree childhood memories, and that’s exactly how Valencia’s backyard felt. 

fresh air and simplicity
good food and good friends
hospitality and small adventures

The city of Arts and Sciences steals the spotlight when one thinks of Valencia. The futuristic sculptural like buildings transport one to the scene of a science fiction movie. While the modern architecture leaves you in awe, Valencia’s backyard, where the oranges decorate the trees, acts as the hidden gem and a reminder to the beauty of the natural and the simple. 

At a local farm we cooked paella with ingredients from the farm, picked fresh oranges right off the trees and explored a traditional Valencian house. Beautiful horses and day old goat kept us company as well, and after all of that we dined on our home cooked paella in a cozy dining area.

The City of Arts and Sciences

 
Julia Mattis