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Castellon de la Plana

Back to childhood memories

Jun 2, 2018 comment(s)

The first weekend of our nomad journey was decided at the last minute. Indeed, we decided to visit my friend Juan, met in Sydney, in his home town: Castellón de la Plana.
Here we go to Spain with a small suitcase for two, ready to enjoy the beginning of the summer in this little town. After an hour and half flight and the same time in train, we arrive in Castellón. We brought Paris’ sun with us as the day before it was raining.

Juan and his parents welcomed us warmly at their new apartment around 5pm. No need to think where we are going to have diner, this is just the beginning of the afternoon in Spain!
After a walk around the harbour, Juan brought us to an even smaller town where he grew up: Benicàssim. That’s where we enjoyed a caňa and a zumo de naranja on the beach. We then went back home to share an amazing family diner. As you may know, I have some Spanish background and this night brought so many childhood memories back: speaking Spanish, enjoying the great culture, eating jamón on the leg and tortilla.

The second day, we walked in the small market right next to Juan’s place. After buying some colourful vegetables, we headed to Las Magdalenas, a castle that represents part of Spain’s history in the 13th century. After that, we started a bush walk in the mountain. The view was amazing with a very nice sun!
As usual, we ate tapas for lunch and digested it on the beach. The water was crystal clear and no one was around us! Perfect to end the afternoon.
For dinner, we were suggested to go to La Borda, a creative Spanish restaurant. The food was really tasty and fresh.

On the last day, we spent the morning on the beach, taking a sunbath. Then, we headed to the harbour at the Ca La Mary restaurant to enjoy the best paella ever!! After the siesta, we visited Castellón, the closest town. Streets were busy, full of people drinking beer and eating tapas before dinner. We liked the atmosphere of this typical Spanish town.

Juan and his family are really kind and we felt like home all the time. Thank you so much again for everything!