Last Updated: 8/14/2018 | August 14th, 2018

Everybody loves a good festival. They are a chance to let loose, have fun, and indulge in something crazy.

And the only thing crazier than a huge festival?

A huge food fight.

And there’s nothing better than La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain for that!

What originated as an impromptu local food fight among friends in 1945 grew to become its own cultural event — and the world’s largest food fight. because 1945, La Tomatina has became a yearly occurrence in Bunol, Spain (aside from a few years in the 1950’s when it was banned under Franco). It takes places each year on the last Wednesday of August, and upwards of 30,000 tourists some to take part in this massive food fight.

Starting early in the morning, people wearing clothes never to be worn again crowd trains heading from Valencia to Bunol. They get there and join the masses heading to the city center, stopping on the way for some food and (a lot of) drinks. Eventually, everyone reaches the city center and simply stops. There’s nowhere else to go. The crowd is simply too thick.

During the run-up to the 11 am kick-off, numerous participants compete in a pole climb, where they scramble up a greased pole to win a ham. once the ham is captured, the party official “starts” (though I didn’t see anybody get the ham so you can be sure that the party is starting at 11 am no matter what).

Nothing I write will give justice to this outrageous festival, which is why I brought my video camera along when I attended! While I was combating away, my friends at Travelyourself took my video camera so I could bring you this:

The fight lasts for one hour after which the city is ankle-deep in a river of tomato juice. The fire department will come out shortly thereafter and hose down the city (which when combined with the citric acid in the tomatoes actually does a good job of cleaning the place!). Partygoers tend to head down to the river to clean up and wash off (or you can get hosed down by one of the locals and their kids who love spraying everyone). The party continues the rest of in numerous of the plazas around the city. There’s music, dancing, copious amounts of sangria, and lots of good food. This goes until sunset when many crowds head back to Valencia.

It is one of the best times I’ve ever had. In the crush of the crowds, you’re just throwing tomatoes left and best at anything and everything – barely looking where you’re going. I viewed people climb statues and doorways for better angles only to turn themselves into easy targets for those nearby. Afterwards, our friends jovially skipped to down and spent the rest of the day on a high partying and chatting with everyone.

Some suggestions for attending La Tomatina

Planning to attend this epic food fight? here are a few suggestions to help you make the most out of your trip:

Wear clothing you’re ok with throwing out. chances are it’s not going to recover (including your shoes!) numerous clothes get torn, stained beyond repair, and just end up smelling for days after. Don’t bring anything nice.

If you’re a woman, be on the lookout and wear a sports bra as numerous men get grabby and often times try to snap bras off.

Don’t bring any valuables like your purse or passport as you might lose them. Plus, petty crime is rife here. It’s easy to get into people’s pockets. wear a money belt or a ziplocked poach around your next.

Only bring your video camera or phone if is waterproof. even then, make sure it has a protective case!

Wear goggles. You don’t want to get tomato juice in your eyes.

If you’re traveling with friends, agree on a place to meet afterward. There’s a good chance you might lose them in the crowd.

Arrive early as there’s limited space!

Don’t wear flip flops or sandals. The ground gets slippery fast, so you want good shoes to keep you upright. The best crowds also imply people will step on your feet all the time!

Stay hydrated. It’s going to be very hot in August, and there will be people everywhere. drink up before the fight so you can fling tomatoes without getting dehydrated.

Watch for t-shirt rippers. There is a tendency for people (who may have had a bit too much to drink beforehand) to try and rip the t-shirt off your back. It’s against the guidelines of the festival, but people will still try to do it so be aware!

La Tomatina was certainly the most interesting festival I’ve been to. It’s quite dirty (obviously) and if you don’t like a mess or crowds, chances are you won’t like this! but I had an amazing, energetic time, and my time there connected me with some of the most essential people in my life. There’s something that bonds people throwing vegetables with each other.

So for those wanting to spend a few hours throwing food, dancing in the streets, and drinking sangria, visit La Tomatina!

How to get to La Tomatina

Bunol is located around 40km outside of Valencia. To get there from Valencia, तपाईंसँग ‧ विकल्पहरू छन्:

ड्राइभ – यो कार द्वारा 400-मिनेट यात्रा को बारे मा छ। यदि तपाईं आफैंलाई कार भाँडामा लिन चाहनुहुन्न भने, ब्लेबलाटर प्रयोग गर्नुहोस् (सवारी साझेदारी अनुप्रयोग)

बस – बस # 265a, # 265b, र # 2 भ्यालेन्सियाबाट जानुहोस्। सवारी -0-757575 मिनेट बीचमा लिन्छ। गोल-ट्रिप्स टिकटहरू 9 EU EU EUR अन्तर्गत खर्च हुनेछ।

रेल – plencia बाट C3 लिनुहोस्। टिकटहरू प्रत्येक तरीकाले 4 EUR को लागत हुनेछ र यो एक घण्टा मा पातलो लाग्छ।

201 2013 को रूपमा, आंशिक रूपमा टिकटको लागि 10 EUR भुक्तान गर्न चाहने विदेशीहरू छन्। यदि तपाईं लाम टोमटिनामा भाग लिन चाहनुहुन्छ भने तपाईं यहाँ तपाईंको आधिकारिक टिकटहरू यहाँ खरीद गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ!

तपाईंको व्यापक बजेट गाईड प्राप्त गर्नुहोस्!

मेरो व्यापक 200 + पृष्ठ गाइडबुक तपाईं जस्तै बजेट यात्रीहरूको लागि बनाइएको छ! यसले अन्य गाईडहरूमा फेला पार्दछ र सीधा उपयोगी जानकारीमा तपाईं युरोपमा हुँदा यात्रा गर्न आवश्यक उपयोगी जानकारीहरू प्राप्त गर्दछ। यसले प्रवेस, बजेट, कार्यहरू र कुटेको मार्ग बचाउन, बजेट, गैर-पर्यटकहरू, बजार, बारहरू, सुरक्षा सल्लाहहरू, र अधिक! अधिक जान्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस् अधिक जान्न र आज तपाईंको प्रतिलिपि प्राप्त गर्नुहोस्।

तपाईंको यात्रा भ्यालेन्सियामा यात्रा गर्नुहोस्: लगइनिकल सल्लाह र युक्तिहरू
तपाईंको उडान किताब
सस्तो उडान फेला पार्न स्लोसक्यानर वा आमान्डो प्रयोग गर्नुहोस्। तिनीहरू मेरा दुई मनपर्ने खोज ईन्जिनहरू हुन् किनभने उनीहरूले विश्वभरि साइटहरू र एयरलाइन्सहरू खोजेका छन् ताकि तपाईंलाई सँधै थाहा छैन कुनै ढु stone ्गा हराएको छैन। स्किलीका साथ सुरू गर्नुहोस् जुन पहिले उनीहरूसँग सबैभन्दा महत्त्वपूर्ण पहुँच छ!

तपाईंको आवास बुक गर्नुहोस्
तपाईं आफ्नो होस्टल होस्टेलवर्ल्डको साथ बुकेट गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ किनकि उनीहरूसँग सब भन्दा महत्वपूर्ण सूची र उत्तम सौदाहरू छन्। यदि तपाईं एक होस्टल बाहेक अरू कतै रहन चाहनुहुन्छ भने, बुप्रदायिकहरू र सस्तो होटेलहरूको लागि सबैभन्दा सस्तो दरहरू निरन्तर फर्काउन चाहनुहुन्छ।

यात्रा बीमा बिर्सनुहोस्
यात्रा बीमाले तपाईंको रोग, चोट, चोरी, र रद्दहरूको बिरूद्धको सुरक्षा गर्दछ। यो केहि गलत मामला मा व्यापक सुरक्षा हो। म यो बिना कहिल्यै यात्रामा जान्छु जस्तो मैले यसलाई विगतमा धेरै समय प्रयोग गर्नुपर्यो। मेरा मनपर्ने कम्पनीहरू जसले उत्तम सेवा र मान प्रस्ताव गर्छन्:

सुरक्षा विंग (सबैका लागि 700 भन्दा कमको लागि)

मेरो यात्रा बीमा (ती of0 भन्दा बढीको लागि)

मेडजेट (थप रेटेट्रिशन कभरेजका लागि)

पैसा बचत गर्न सबै भन्दा राम्रो कम्पनीहरूको खोजी गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ?
तपाईं यात्रा गर्न को लागी सबै भन्दा राम्रो कम्पनीहरु को लागी मेरो स्रोत पृष्ठ जाँच गर्नुहोस्। म ती सबै चीजहरू सूचीबद्ध गर्दछु जब म सडकमा छु। तिनीहरूले तपाईंलाई पैसा बचत गर्नेछन् जब तपाईं पनि यात्रा गर्नुहुन्छ।

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