On July 9, 2010, Borja took Ivan, Lil Dave and me to the Cooltra office. We rented a Go Car exactly like the one we got in Barcelona. But, it’s run through Cooltra. The Go Car is a talking car. It gives you directions and information about what you’re driving by. The lady at the counter didn’t seem to know how to connect the GPS to the car. She said that it’s charging and said we should go. She had a line and seemed to be in a rush.
Ivan started driving on the Beach Route. It was really hot outside. We were driving for about 20 minutes and then we heard a beep and the GPS voice stopped. We drove back to the office. The lady didn’t connect something before. It was actually charging now.
We drove to the beach. We were meeting Borja there. We walked to Alegria de la Huerta For lunch, there’s a three course set menu for €11.50 per person. Lil Dave decided to get a banana paella. For starters, Ivan, Borja and I got shrimps, fish and a salad. The seafood paella came next. Paella was created in Valencia. This paella was dry and some of it was burnt. It didn’t really have much flavor. Ivan and I prefer the paella to be moist. Borja ordered three different desserts to try. Ivan and I enjoyed the Tarta de Crema Catalana. The food was real good.
Ivan told the lady at the office earlier that the car comes with a full tank of gas. She said we had to put some in. So, we stopped at a gas station. Ivan said he’d try to get money back later.
Ivan drove along the Beach Route. The map that the company gives you isn’t very detailed, so we got lost a few times.
We saw many sights like Virgin Square, Formula 1 track, the Mestalla Stadium, city centre, dry river, Botanical Gardens, IVAM the art museum and the City of Arts & Science buildings.
It’s great driving around in the Go Car. A lot of people wave or cheer. We had many people honking at us. We returned the car. Ivan told her that on the website it states that the car comes with a full tank of gas. He said he paid €4 for it, but we didn’t have a receipt. She called her boss. He said he would only give €2. The Go car is lots of fun. But, the company who runs it isn’t good and the map they supply sucks.
We walked to the city centre. Ivan called Borja. He said to walk to Starbucks and he’d meet us there. We met him there a few minutes later. Borja introduced us to his girlfriend.
We walked to Sol i Lluna. Ivan and I had a glass of red wine. Borja’s girlfriend doesn’t speak much English. We talked about our sightseeing in the Go Car and hypnosis. Borja had to translate for his girlfriend.
It was time for dinner. We walked to Restaurant Serranos. Lil Dave had two portions of banana bravas. Borja ordered lots of tapas such as the tasty cod, bocadillos, spicy shrimp and mussels. Ivan and I had some red wine. Borja wrote a big list of suggestions for Ibiza on the paper tablecloth for us. We left the restaurant satisfied and full.
We walked around more. Borja ran into two of his friends. People were passing out free drink coupons. Borja got some. We headed to Radio City. It was packed in the club. Borja exchanged the drink coupons for mojitos. Lil Dave wanted a banana mojito, but he’s way too young to drink. We only stayed for a few minutes.
We walked back to the apartment. We were so knackered. Ivan thinks it’s because we’ve been eating late, but I think it’s because we walk around so much. It was time to get some rest.