So, I spent the last weekend in Spain. I first went by coach to Barcelona, where my daughter was waiting for me at the station. Then we took the train to Valencia.
It was an Euromed train, a high speed train traveling from Barcelona to Alicante. It was very much like boarding on a plane, same safety rules, boarding cards, dedicated plateforms, stewards in each car, videos and in the upper classes, you can also order special meals.
I could no see the surrounding of Barcelona, as it was still dark. As we were nearing Valencia, we were surrounded with citrus trees, every single spot had a tree on it. Very impressive.
Even closer to Valencia, the citrus trees were replaced with vegetables. The landscape turned into a huge vegetable garden, with some concrete or ceramics plants in between.
The first surprise were those ladies wearing traditional dresses: