FEBRUARY 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Usual, got up, got dressed, went to the Grand Pacific for breakfast.
It was around 9:00 AM when we got off the ship. We opted not to take the 12 Euro per person shuttle to the city center. Instead, we took the city bus for 1.50 Euro per person and enjoyed the scenery. Michael and I didn’t really have any expectations of Valencia and were quite impressed. Not quite as beautiful as Barcelona, but close. We enjoyed the ultra-modern buildings, one of which was something to do with the Oceanographic Institute.
Lots of cathedrals and old buildings. We went to the end of the line and then went back the other way and got off to go to the Prehistoric Museum. It cost us two Euro each and we enjoyed walking through time. It reminded us of being back in Pompeii or Ephesus.
Once we left the museum, we asked the lady how to get to the city center. We walked along narrow streets and finally found the old city center. We enjoyed the feel and all the old buildings. We really loved the Plaza of the Virgin with the church, the fountain, and all the other things around. Loved all of it.
We continued walking to try to find the bus line back to the port. The walk was quite long and Michael’s knee was beginning to hurt (as were my feet). We looked for a place to stop and eat lunch but most of the places weren’t open yet (around 12:30 PM). We finally found a place a cute little place called Abierto, which served tapas. We had spiced potatoes and a salad – which were excellent.
We finally found the bus and got back to the ship. Once back on board, we took a little rest and watched “The Judge.” Good movie.
We got a call from Helga asking if we wanted to meet her and Dennis for dinner, which we did at 6:00 PM at the Grand Pacific. (We’ve decided we like the Grand Pacific much more than the Alizar because it has more room. The tables in Alizar are very close together.) After dinner we headed to the show, called “Showdown.” The show was the audience voting (applause) for who they wanted to stay and who would win. It was okay but we all enjoyed the show last night the best.
We were in bed by 9:30 PM. That was our day. Hope yours was great!