La Tomatina Festival!

For La Tomatina we acquired a great great balcony to shoot from and @nomadicmatt ( http://www.nomadicmatt.com/ ) asked us to take his video camera up with us  and this is what we shot for him. We haven´t been having the best luck with the internet here but some of our videos/pics will be up soon. If you look closely Cailin is in the crowd to the left of the people on top of the little newspaper stand/ box against the building, she is about 15 or so people over.

The La Tomatina festival was a ridculously exciting mess, one to be remebered for sure! Every person with a door on the street was selling tons of beer, sangria, under water cameras, goggles you name it  from their door way. There were huge water fights from people with hoses and buckets of water on their roof tops to people throwing water out of the aqueducts, the ham was high up on a big greasy pole and literally took 2 hours to get down and then the cannon fired. Instantly there were tomatoes everywhere, even if the trucks hadnt reached you yet they were coming from the roof tops from the locals.

We have now just arrived in Barcelona at 11pm, early morning tomorrow to check out some awesome Gaudi like the

http://locuraviajes.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/sagrada-familia.jpg

Stayed tuned and pass it around!

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Tim Birch
    July 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Hey Callin,
    How are you ? Great Video!
    The Original La Tomatina in Buñol Spain, which is among the top ten bucket-list experiences in the world , is on Wednesday 28 August this year.
    Until now it has attracted bigger and bigger crowds (last year an estimated 45,000 revellers crammed themselves is to the normally sleepy village of Buñol for the battle of tomatoes) and has been completely free to enter. But this year, for the first time, the town’s mayor has announced a ticket only system and severely reduced entry numbers.
    The entry tax, as it is being termed, is 10€ and will be limited to 20,000 tickets. Only 15,000 of which will be available to the general public (So, a less than a third of the crowd of previous years). The rest are being reserved for locals of the town. Booking is online and it involves bringing a low-cost airline-style ticket printed on your computer with you on the morning of the fight, along with your passport, to exchange for an entry wristband. It could be a shambles – and carrying a passport into the fight is dangerous. Better to join an organised tour – making sure they already have entry tickets and can give you the wristbands before the day. ThisisValencia.com offer this. But if you want to join in the fun, book soon as tickets are sure to go fast.
    And, make sure you give yourself plenty of time time in the city of Valencia, to experience its architecture, food, nightlife and great beaches.

  • Reply
    frank
    August 28, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Hey, Thank you for sharing this, I will put a linkback from http://www.travelmastery.com back to this site , so people can take a look at this ! Love the pictures!
    Frank

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