Two years ago, I was here during the Fallas season. There were incredible sights, sounds, and food, and there is the general air of a carnival here in Valencia. Even my local street has a sculpture, called a falla (pronounced as “fire” but with a “y” in the place of the “r”… like fáya). There is so much to see and do, and the official Falla schedule is jam-packed with so many activities that there are several things to do every day and night.

One of the more beautiful parts of the Fallas celebration is the lights that are suspended throughout the city across the streets. There are also parades, stands that sell churrosbunuelos de calabaza, and porros, as well as chocolate, which is basically warm chocolate pudding to dip all of these amazing foods into. Definitely bad for you, but oh, so delicious…

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Bonus… did someone say pizza, tiramisu, and chocolate cake? Or was that just in my head when a friend and I went out for dinner?

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