El saler, amazing beach

It has been long time since last post, but as many of you we took as well the holidays.

I can’t imagine better topic for today than beach. I was wondering if I should share that beach with more people, because it is really beautiful and calm and I and I would like to stay that way forever, but anyway I decided to share that place with my dear readers.

I already wrote here about Valencia and its great Las Fallas party but this time about beach. Not far away from city center is located a beach called El Saler. As I said, it is really calm and natural. It is placed in National Natural Park of Albufera. Its crystal water invites you to swim and do some snorkeling. That beach is protected so you can really feel like in the middle of nowhere, especially during winter time. The beach itself is long-almost 5km and quite wide- 35 meters.

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El Saler beach

So if you are planning to go to Spain, you should definitely visit that place, but Do Not Go There If You are afraid or ashamed of nudists. Some part of beach is a nudist beach. As well Do Not Go There If You are afraid of jellyfishes. The crystal water is inviting not only people, especially during summer time you can find some in the see.

El saler view

All of the pictures are downloaded from Internet.

Battle of Wine-Haro

Are you a fan of red wine? Who doesn’t like to take a glass of red one after long, tiring day? But… in Spain during 27-29 of June you can literally get sick of it. During those days in Haro- La Rioja region, takes part a festival of St Peter. It involves wine drinking competitions and contests and a Batalla de Vino (Battle of Wine) where wines are poured at each other from buckets. In few words, you will be purple and wet from head to foot. Haro, winehttp://www.everyday-readers.com/beta_blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/wine.jpg

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So definitely DO NOT GO THERE IF you are fan of white wine, or you just freak out when a drop of red one spill on your dress.

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“Tapas” of Granada

Probably you heard already about the famous Spanish “tapas”, but what do you really know about them?

Of course you can taste them all around Spain, but there is one city where you will find the “mecca of tapeo”, and this place is Granada. There you will get a free tapa in almost every single bar of the city when ordering your drink, and believe me when I tell you that in some of them they are really big! So much, that probably with two tapas you should be already full!

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There are many theories about the origin of tapas, but the most consistent of all, is the one which says that the idea appeared in the Middle Ages, when some publicans began to “tapar” (to cover) their customers drinks with a slice of bread, in order to keep away insects and dust. Personally this is the theory that I like the most!

You can find tapas bars of all kinds, traditional, oriental, design, Asian, vegetarian, etc., so as you can imagine the variety is wide! You will need several days to be able to try a little bit of each!

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Is also important to know that there are usually two types of bars, those in which there is a predefined order of tapas and therefore you will be surprised with every round you ask for, and others in which there is a menu with all the tapas available, so you can choose the one that you prefer. If you are a group, usually you will be allowed to request up to two or three different types for each order.

To finish I am going to write a small list with some of my favorites tapas bars, they are all easily accessible and well known to the inhabitants of the city. Also is important to mention that Granada is a beautiful city, well worth a visit!

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– La Antigualla – Calle Elvira

– La Riviera –  Calle Cetti Meriém, 7

– Bodegas La Bella y La Bestia – http://www.bodegaslabellaylabestia.com

– Brasilia Café Bar – Calle Dr. Mesa Moles, 2

– Café Bar Oriental Feng Shui – Calle Hermosa, 7

So if you don´t want to eat and drink good for a ridiculous price, then DO NOT GO TO Granada!

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