During last Fallas, Waspkayaks team, exclusive distributor in Europe for Buttefly Kayaks, decided to go out on a kayaking excursion from a beach near the city.
Internal structure of the kayak
A Waspkayaks team's member ready to start paddling
Our "multitasking" Waspkayaks man paddling in the sea near Valencia
After spending most of the day paddling quiet waters near Valencia, Waspkayaks team decided to approach the city with their Butterfly Kayaks’ folding kayaks, do some sightseeing, see Las Fallas of the current year and taste the local cuisine.
Lonja de Valencia, 16th century building with historic value where all commercial exchanges happened
Mercado Central in Valencia (Main market)
The Mercado Central of Valencia is one of the biggest in Europe. Well known because of its assorted first-class fruits, vegetables, fish and fresh products in general. Best restaurantes in town come here to provide its pantries; here for sure they can find unique fresh seasonal foods.
Cured iberian ham and cold cuts' stall in the Mercado Central of Valencia
Herbal and spices' stall in the Mercado Central of Valencia
Wineskins old fashioned made with animal skins
One of its main advantages: easy carrying and transportation
Las Fallas is the most deeply rooted traditional celebrations in the area and were originally purifying ritual bonfires in which the carpenters’ guild used to burn scraps and shavings from their work at the beginning of spring time. Little by little Valencian imagination and creativity turned those wood piles into satiric works of art about current everyday situations.
Barrio de la Merced's Falla, one of the oldest in town
Ninots caricature current celebrities
Monuments can be up to 30 m high
Every year all monuments (except from the Town Hall's one) take part in a competition
One of the main representative of local cuisine during these days are the buñuelos (fritters), offered to visitors in thousands of stalls scattered throughout the city. It’s a fried dough basically made of flour, though may also include pumpkin. People keeps on cooking old fashioned way, and there are some variants, such as buñuelos de viento, lighter than any others.
Making the dough (cook was sending his warmest greetings to japanese people because of the tsunami that had just devastated their country)
Buñuelos ready to eat