Valencia & Sylwia

We  arrived in Valencia about 10.30 pm and went straight to our hotel and to bed. The following morning we were met in the lobby by my cousin Sylwia Czochara. It was great to catch up with her after first meeting her as an 11 year old 15 years ago on our visit to the homeland. She has finished her business administration degree and after spending 6 years in Spain is fluent in Polish, English and Spanish. She works as an executive in a global company that supplies Hotels with all kinds of foods.

Cousin Sylwia and yours truly at the start of our walk around the arts precinct

It seems the folks in Valencia diverted the river and in the space provided built a heap of stuff at a cost of many billions of Euros.

The Science Museum
uss enterprise
Kay and I in front of the Opera House which to me looks a bit like the architect used the USS Enterprise from Star Trek as a guide

For lunch Sylwia took us to see the Mediterranean Ocean. Kay and Sylwia demolished a lobster paella while I had sea bream and a few Estrella beers, very nice I have to add.

lobster pialla

After lunch Sylwia took us to her new flat which was very tastefully being redecorated after which we walked into the old city. We saw lots of Plazas and churches before having dinner and meeting her partner Juan Jose, a really nice guy and they make a nice couple.

A typical street scene in old Valencia
I think this one was called the Plaza of the Virgin

Finally we said our farewells and I must say how great it was to spend the best part of the day with cousin Sylwia. We promised to go back for her wedding.

The plaza at which we had dinner


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