We met Alba at the meeting point in Benimaclet (near the AIP academy) at 10am and we made our way to the train station. From there, we hopped on a train to a place called ‘Cullera’, where we spent the day at a waterpark called “Aquapolis”.
There were plenty of slides and a very entertaining wave pool, where they played music and got everybody to dance along with one of the workers! We also had plenty of time to relax as well. Even though I had been there last year, I still enjoyed going around all the slides again! One of my favourite slides was one where you sit side by side with two other people (so there are three slides in total) and it’s a race to get to the bottom…you go so fast that you almost feel like you’ll fly off the slide, but of course you don’t. Myself, Gemma and Alba spent some time testing out a few similar slides which led to the same pool, but each slide had a different colour…we wanted to see which one was to fastest…it was hard to tell but we think it was the yellow one…although Alba thought it was the blue one…but anyway, they were all pretty good! Iseult and Andrea were making their way around the waterpark when the person with the camera (who works there) gave them Hawaii-style necklaces and asked them to pose! They looked like they had fun posing but in the end, they decided they didn’t really like the pictures. Conor loves sunbathing so he was more than happy to sunbathe all day and keep an eye on our bags.
Overall, we had a great day, we brought a ‘picnic’ lunch that our host families made for us and we ate it while relaxing on the sunbeds. There were slightly longer queues for the slides this year as it’s July but it was still good craic! We got the train back to the city and as I was walking to my host family’s house from the metro station, I saw a parade taking place in the streets! Apparently, there was a festival taking place that day. I asked my Spanish ‘father’ and he told me it was something to do with Moros y Christianos, which celebrated both the Moors and the Christians because Spain has a colourful history of Christians, Arabs and Jews.