Valencia, Spain (Valencia, España)
On our way to Valencia we drove through a town called Elche, known for its palm groves that date back to Phoenician rule. Sadly, it was not only Monday but also a public holiday, so everywhere we tried to visit was doubly closed. As we drove, we enjoyed seeing the tall palm trees towering above us, but were unable to enter any gardens.
At one point we edged around a group of people clogging the footpath who seemed to be on a street art walking tour. I bet there are fantastic ones we didn't stumble across, and I imagine some of the pieces have interesting back stories. That's one tour I'd consider going on.
Using our city map and Lonely Planet guide, we marked out some sights to see the next day and slept deeply.
Today's post was almost called: Olé-factory Delights (or 'For Poo the Bells Toll')