Valencia for Christmas

At Christmas I went to visit some very special people- the family who hosted me on my high school exchange program….17 years later. 

I haven’t been to Europe in ages, so it was an awesome treat. And since Christmas in Spain isn’t over until the three kings arrive on the 7th, it was Christmas THE WHOLE TIME I WAS THERE! Magical Christmas extension!

   
Christmas tree in El Puerto del Sol.

Meat cones. Yesssssssss.

    

The glass palace. I wouldn’t mind a greenhouse like this.

My lovely host sister in Retiro Park.

      

Fish mouth tennis stadium.

Pretending to make paella in “tio’s” farm kitchen.

  

Architecture details in my favorite neighborhood in Valencia. (El Cabanyal is worth googling.)

Riding the Ferris wheel.  

 

Lovely church in Valencia. The belief is that babies baptized here won’t die in car accidents. Very specific.

 
…..and Valencia oranges. 

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