now: do you guys happen to have any tips for me?
i am super interested in secret places, street art spots and restaurants ear-marked by valencians. but, you know, any places that the tourists never find and that the locals love will do.
probably the biggest surprise i can’t wait to get in touch with is the valencian. it is actually catalan language as spoken by the inhabitants of valencia. i speak castellano, the official language of spain so i hope i will be able to understand part of the words. there are four recognised regional languages: catalan, basque, galician and occitan. also, there are three partially recognised languages. and valencian is not even one of those: aragonese, asturian and leonese. my linguistic background is part of why i’m interested in this dialect. i can’t wait to find out more about this language i had no idea even existed!
i am also looking forward to my first taste of horchata, the local drink made of tigernut milk, and fartons, valencian pastries.
i will be taking a day trip to alicante and murcia.
please let me know all the places i shouldn’t miss in any of these 3 locations!
thank you very much! i promise i’ll be back with lots of valencian news!
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