I was practically jumping up and down when
I saw this fish. It was the first time in my life
that I met two of these remarcable creatures.
Mola in latin means : millstone
In dutch we call him : maanvis , moon fish
and in English they call him sunfish.
Only that is remarcable. Some see in him
a giant swimming head. They can weight
up to a 1800 kg. There are 4 species of these
sort of fish. I don't know wich this one is.
The 'L'oceanografic' was a little short
Sunfishes are very gentle fish who feed
on jellyfish, salps, ctenophores and
occassionally small crustaceans and fishes.
This festival makes people in this place to become mad for two weeks of partying, any age participates, and ends by a big "cremà" (burning) when all these big wooden statues burn in a few minutes... Of course, this is only the simplest way to describe it in a few words... in fact, many people is involved during many months preparing for these days, and a lot of events happen also, not only these. You may see something longer on my Fallas travelogue.
Bungalow half built
My bungalow is now half finished.A finishing date should be April time ;) Here is the lovely mountain range near the property.
If you want sun,deep blue seas,friendly people,delicious food and wine,great value for money,green and lush scenery,unspoilt towns,villages,fiestas,nights eating out doors,fresh fish and fruits,no big narsty hotels,just a tasteful area that will suit the young,old and active,,,,,choose north costa blanca.
Shopping and entertainment in Valencia.
The Southern part of the city center ("calle Colón, Poeta Querol, Don Juan de Austria, Játiva, San Vicente, plaza San Agustín, Pintor Sorolla" , and surrounding area, is the traditional and old shopping area in Valencia, before malls spotted around the city.
The main malls with stores, restaurants and cinemas are:
Centro Comercial El Saler: very near Ciutat de les Arts i Les Ciències.
Heron City (near Paterna): Some kms NW from the city taking Ademuz Highway, very beautiful, with street amusement, recommended for all ages. It includes Kinepolis, a great facility for cinemas with an impressive hall.
Centro Comercial Bonaire (near Aldaia): the biggest in the city, very beautiful too and it includes night bars for young people and nice Warner theatres for movies.
Nuevo Centro (neighborhood of Campanar): the oldest mall and very traditional.
Centro Comercial Gran Turia (neighborhood of Fontsanta): It's SW of the city, beside the new riverbed.
Centro Comercial Alfafar (Alfafar, pista de Silla): very large. In the city center area, you will find nearly everything, from cheap to expensive. Most luxury shops are along Poeta Querol. And the main street is without a doubt, "calle Colón", the most commercial street in Valencia.
It's a very cute ride as it goes round the old Turia River=The new park that goes throughout the city. We took it to go to the Town of Science. The ride is 1.15 EUR and you pay at the driver! Enjoy! It's a great ride if you do not have any strength left in your feet, just sit and it takes you through a wonderful part of the city!