8 April 2008

A picnic from the Mercado Central - in Valencia

The sky was blue as we caught the bus into town this morning from our hotel near the City of Arts and Culture. The number 35 took us painlessly in less than 15 minutes to Plaza de Ayuntamento. You can pay on the bus but it's a lot cheaper to buy a card of 10 journeys from any Tabac shop.

First stop was the Mercado Central where we wandered round in search of a picnic. The building is large and airy and full of every fresh food you could imagine. Many stalls were selling fresh fruit and vegetables, others dried sausages and jamon or the local cheeses. In a section on the far side of the market were all the fish stalls with langoustine and shellfish laid out on beds of ice. Oh how the Spanish enjoy their seafood.

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