Valencia, Spain

by Nita Kim

My family and I lucked out when we went to Valencia because Las Fallas, the Fire Festival, was going on. Las Fallas is an incredible festival that goes on for four days and there are hundreds of giant, 10 meter, dolls around the city of politicians and movie stars. On the very last day, the city will burn all the dolls and there would be spontaneous fireworks throughout the day/night. It was culture shock in the best way possible.