Firstly, as we drew into La Vall in the late evening, the warm welcome we received from the host families waiting patiently in the bus station, the trips to historic towns with beautiful castles perched up above, one high up in the mountains, where the temperature dropped by some degrees, our breath rising up in the chilly air, the second one a seaside town with a castle overlooking the bright blue Mediterranean, a tour round an orange packing factory (interesting to see what the oranges that we buy in our local supermarkets have to go through), a walk round a nature reserve in the sun, a visit to the Science Museum in Valencia after a walk round the centre of town, the cathedral, The Silk Exchange, a foray into the impressive Central Market, with wonderful foodie sights to behold and a day in school during which we were welcomed into lessons. Just a snapshot of some of the wonderful things to which we were treated.
It is time now to think ahead to the return visit. So, we’ll all be there at Queen Street at approximately 22. 30 on January 14th to give the Spaniards a very warm welcome! There is no way that we can compete with the fantastic 20-plus degrees in the Spanish sun, quite the contrary! Tell your partners to bring warm coats and gloves and lend them an umbrella! However, despite our terrible weather, we can make sure that they have the best possible trip to England and that they enjoy it as much we did our visit to Spain.