The snow has been falling hard this winter in Austria. The sun has been hiding behind thick clouds and spring feels very far away. For skiers and snowboarders, the Austrian Alps this year are a winter playground. But for summer-lovers like me, the snow isn’t always fun. Thankfully, Spain isn’t too far away, so we hitched a flight to Valencia to savour some ocean air and a (slightly) warmer climate.
Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and sits on the south-east coast. The paella is good, the wine is even better and the sun shines even in winter. Valencia is also home to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) with architecture so stunning it’s almost a futuristic work of art. The design is a complete contrast to the city’s Spanish style and serves as an important landmark for tourists and locals. It also offered a cheerful respite from winter and brightened up a dark February.
Unfortunately, I didn’t pack my camera for this trip (hand luggage only), but I tried to do it justice with the humble iPhone. Note to self for future trips: always pack the camera.