Sunday, March 20, 2011


In Valencia we went to a science museum, a parade, and a unique event where they burn floats. Everywhere you went there were exploding noises from firecrackers that came in lame, small, medium, large, very large, frightening and so loud and chest pounding that it could seriously damage your hearing. I don't even know why someone would buy a firecracker that big, let alone light it.

We had to stay up till 2 in the morning to see the floats light on fire, but it was worth it. I have a video of it in 3 parts,you should be able to watch the videos (approx. ~20min total) as a playlist here

We didn't buy any firecrackers while we were there because we're those who buy them, and also it was very difficult to find a store that sells them. I'm not sure if they were just sold out, scarce, or homemade, or not visible from storefront; not likely sold out because the stores we did find were mostly empty of PEOPLE, probably not hard to find everybody was lighting off firecrackers, and I don’t think they're homemade because they sounded pretty consistent and were made of materials that looked specifically made for the purpose.


Steve said...

Burning floats, world of wonders. Are you in town for the running of the bulls? Now THAT should be a barrel of fun!