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Bioparc I A piece of Africa in Valencia

One of my favorite things in Valencia is the Bioparc. So with our recent visit in Valencia we couldn’t miss strolling among these amazing jewels of Africa. Normally I don’t visit zoos, because I don’t like the idea of animals to be kept in cages for our amusement, but this Bioparc in Valencia is different, so maybe this is the reason why I like it so much. It was opened in 2008 and the park is creating a very true and accurate reconstruction of Africa’s wild life. Located in the Valencian ‘Cabecera’ park this Zoo was created based on a new technique that tries to introduce people to the natural habits of the wild animals. The animals live here as they would live in the wild, in groups of the same species in the same natural habitat, which is separated by natural barriers of rocks, rivers and bridges. I love that Bioparc has respect for…

Staying at Valencia Sol Sun in Spain

I have to admit that this was my first Airbnb experience and it didn’t disappoint at all. Valencia Sol Sun apartment is nested in the center of a fantastic city, the third largest in Spain, a great combination of sun, beach, old and futuristic architecture, amazing Mediterranean food and plenty of cool things to choose form. Thanks to its location, Valencia Sol Sun has very easy access to the City Of Arts and Sciences, just few meters away. Actually you can see the Opera from the window of the apartment. Getting there The Apartment is located near the City of Arts and Sciences and just a few minutes from downtown. By plane Manises International Airport is just a few minutes from Valencia, 8 km from the city center. The expansion of runways and terminals, together with increased operating airlines, places this airport among the first in Spain in number of passengers and…

15 Amazing Things to do in Valencia

Valencia was founded by the Romans. After the Romans, one by one the Visigoths, the Muslims and the Arabs arrived in Valencia. Among all, the Arabs left a profound legacy with their irrigation systems, recipes and artistic influences that are relevant and noticeable right up to the present day. Valencia offers a great combination of city strolling, sun and beach, old and new with fantastic things to choose from, and plenty of cool things to do! We were lucky enough to be shown around Valencia by two friends who are living in this beautiful part of Spain. 1. Relax with breakfast & Valencian orange juice, at Plaza de la Virgen First thing that you should do is to acclimatize to the local pace of life. Relax, breath and take your time to enjoy this city. And then start you day with a breakfast in the historic sites of this ancient city. In Valencia…

Top 7 Things to do in Vigo

The Romans who inhabited the area named Vicus, the city known today as Vigo. Since that time, it has flourished and developed into a scenic port city rich in maritime traditions and gastronomic culture. For this, there are several things to do in Vigo to keep you busy for several days. The main reason why we choose Vigo was cause of the Cies Islands. We booked a hotel in Vigo, to have all the comfort of the hotel and to try everything that Galician cuisine can offer. Being a major fishing port, Vigo has an abundance of fresh seafood, which is arguably the highest quality in Galicia. And apart from the food, the city has several art galleries and museums, water sport activities and sites. While Vigo is a walking city, there is also a reliable bus system in place that can transport you to almost anywhere within city limits and…

Hiking the Cies Islands

If you think about Spain’s islands what first pops into your head? Ibiza? Tenerife? But what if we told you that on the Atlantic Coast of Spain you can find some of the most beautiful islands in the world? If you don’t believe us, we invite you to take a tour of the Cies Islands with us and see the natural, untouched beauty that they have to offer. A few km away from the Galician city of Vigo,  lies the Cies Islands, an unspoiled paradise of green wilderness, white sand and turquoise-blue waters. These islands are designated as A National Park, therefore an protected area. There are technical three islands in this archipelago: the sought island – San Marino, The North island – Monteagudo, and in the middle – Do Faro, which is linked to Monteagudo by a stretch of sand known as Rodas Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in…

Cies Islands – The Islands of the gods

One day I saw a picture of an amazing beach and I fell in love with it. It was called the Cies Islands. I didn’t know anything about it but I told to myself that we have to go there…and two months later we were there. Somewhere in the Galician Land, there are three Islands: The Cies Islands which are Vigo’s greatest treasure. These islands are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park and one of the Galicia’s most beautiful places, which is why the Romans named them the islands of the gods. The Cies archipelago means three islands: Monte Agudo, O Faro and San Martino. The first two are connected by a long strip of sand which is Rodas Beach and a bridge between the ocean and the inner lake. Imagine a paradise beach with crystalline waters, in a natural environment that makes it a unique wildlife observatory, bordered by…