Dont Sleep In…

Our train leaves at 10, we woke up at 8:30 (thought we got over that jet lag…) so we rush to finishing packing the last few things we needed and ran to find a cab. Luckily, we get to the station with about 10 minutes to spare. Tip #5, even if the kids are free they still need a ticket, which you have to get at another kiosk, far away from everything. Everyone was pretty tired on the train ride but a few trips to the snack cart helped the time pass pretty quickly. We took a Renfe high speed train (3 hours total) and the seats were comfy, the view was outstanding – mountains on one side and water on the other. We arrived just after 1 and was greeted by our host Eva. We love our airbnb, spacious and very cozy. After settling in and catching up on some rest we decided to venture into old town. This city is absolutely gorgeous, lots of trees everywhere, marble sidewalks and even though its hot out the breeze seems to follow you everywhere. We passed by a bull fighting ring (still undecided if we will go to one) and Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the Mercat Central de Valencia (but it was closed). Probably, our most productive touristy day so far which was nice. Pro Tip #6 – Walking in the shade as often as possible not only keeps the kids away from the sun but it saves a lot of energy when the sun is out. Pro Tip #7 if a child is upset ice cream will almost always cure whatever ails him/her.