I Caught Feels for Valencia so I’m Slipping its Nudes + VALENCIA VLOG

Every time I’m in a new place, city or country, the question I often ask myself is whether I see a home there. Not so long ago, I did this with people. Whenever I’d meet someone new, I’d step on the worn out welcome mat, creek the door open, and wonder, what if this is the one?

The view from my Airbnb in Valencia.

It took me a while, but I realized that not every swipe right was Mr. Right. I do not have to settle for that one good looking dude just because our lives intersected for a second. Somethings are meant to be temporary, for example, men or cute b&bs.

A collection of balconies in Valencia.

Spain, however, in five days, picked me up, laid me down, cooked me paella, and introduced me to his family. It felt like we were going somewhere with this.

A Wednesday morning breakfast at a cafe in front of my Airbnb.

Some think it’s funny how my priorities for people have now projected on the things that make me happy and develop me as a human doing rather than just a human being, like travel. I think it floats my boat just fine.

A street vendor selling undergarments at the Mercado Central.

Valencia is Spain’s third largest city with a rich Arab history and has held in as the Spanish capital several times.

A door of a church which was formerly a mosque.

The culture, much like the weather, is equally warm. Valencia was everything I wanted: the Mediterranean coast, cheap coffee, music on the streets, and a ton of Oranges.

One of many orange trees in Valencia.

Valencia produces so many oranges that the region has attracted the name “The Orchard of Spain”. The streets are lined with orange trees but most are unfortunately bitter if you pick them right off. This time around the year, the air is filled with the heavy scent of orange blossom. Fun fact, in the 18th century, the government planted orange trees to cover up certain smells in the city due to underdeveloped sewer systems.

He insisted I add my -98 cents to music. I’m allergic to no’s when I travel.

I spent three days eating, drinking, people watching, and dancing by the beach. There was no immense pressure to tick a list of “been there done that” even though Valencia had so much to offer. Things sort of just went with the flow, and I, with it.

People watching in the city’s main square with a side of Agua de Valencia to keep me company.

Tragic I walk out everytime the feeling of “I see myself calling this home” lurks my thoughts. Because at the end of the day, its flights, not feels…. right?

Obviously, I also put together a vlog with my iPhone and iMovie and I have no shame in using either. If you know my travel style, you know I like to be prepared. I do a ton of research before I get to my destinations but Valencian vibes were so chill I decided to skip a lot of the touristy stuff and go with the flow. Even in the video, you’ll notice a lot of still shots which is basically what my three days there felt like.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. pedrol says:

    dear Zahra, it is a pleasure to meet you 🙂 this year I also went to Valencia and had a great time, the city is full of street art and has such cool vibe, plus the beach eheh wouldn´t mind to live there 🙂 regards from Lisbon, PedroL


    1. Hi PedroL! Valencia truly is a gem! I’m so glad you had a great time there, too.
      Regards from Calgary, Canada, Zahra K

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      1. pedrol says:

        thanks Zahra 🙂 PedroL


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