We flew out with Easyjet from Gatwick - a partnership I've decided I HATE by the way, Sarah story coming right up... I don't know if it's the fault of Easyjet or the fault of Gatwick but I can't remember ever having a smooth journey using that combo. When we flew to Amsterdam earlier this year we had such an ordeal going back and forth to the runway for various different reasons after already being late to board (for what is probably the shortest flight going...). This time the same thing, we were rushed to the gate, god forbid you're late for the gate, and queued for what seemed like an absolute eternity, we finally boarded the plane when we'd meant to be taking off which of course meant we missed our slot so waited for even longer before finally taking off, then on the way home we were also delayed and had to circle Gatwick for about a million years, just to rub it in. Plus, if you're taking hand luggage you can't even take a minuscule handbag to carry a book, your passport, your phone and some earphones, but you can carry them all on in your hands......... or put them in your case to go in the lockers. That bothers me no end I cannot even tell you.
Rant over, long story short - I prefer British Airways.
We landed early afternoon (would have been earlier afternoon if it hadn't been for delays *eyeroll*). We went straight to our AirBnB apartment and met our host, who we managed to just about communicate with - none of us spoke spanish and she spoke little english but we just about managed.
We've been making a habit of using AirBnB as our first port of call when looking for accommodation for our travels (Amsterdam, Hvar and Split this year) and I'm yet to have a bad experience, I absolutely love the whole concept. This time was no exception, it was absolutely lovely and ideally located - in El Carme - for the market, lovely bars, restaurants and boutiques it was brilliant!
I'll be following up this post with a Valencia Travel Guide with details about what to do, where to eat etc. otherwise this would be one mammoth post, so be sure to follow my Facebook page so you don't miss it!
I haven't got my next getaway planned, I'd absolutely LOVE some suggestions - city breaks, beaches, activities, all up my street - fire away in the comments please!