Friday, 08 Jan 1999 06:13:56 PST
From Barcelona we went south and east to Valencia, about half way down the east coast. Valencia is not really a tourist town but is the home of paella and seafood. Consequently we all got food poisoning.
I only suffered a mild bout but my travelling companions were laid low for several days. Valencia was nice enough but the only real tourist attraction, the Cathedral, was closed for renovation. Valencia did, however, give me a chance to do some shopping and practise my faulty Spanish.
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