We had the pleasure to spend the second half of March with the kids and the rest of the family in Valencia (Spain).

My Canadian in-laws had never seen Fallas, the crazy annual festival that leaves the whole city literally up in flames every March 19th, after over a week of outdoor concerts, food, parades, firecrackers and fireworks.

We enjoyed paella, “chocolate con buñuelos”, live flamenco… but without a doubt, the highlight was to be able to experience the “mascletá” firecracker extravaganza from the most vantage position: the balcony of a private bank’s offices in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (thanks again, Antonio!). Our ribs definitely felt like they were going to break from all those explosions! 🙂