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There's nothing like traveling across the ocean for rotten tomatoes. Every summer, the town of Bunol (a town just outside Valencia, Spain) holds their annual La Tomatina festival.
I can't explain to you how exciting it is to get off that train and walk down to the town center together with literally thousands of other people from around the world that are just as (if not more) excited and pumped as you are. First, silence in the anxious crowd. Then, gunshots to mark the start of the fight. Then, huge dump trucks rolling through the streets of Bunol, throwing hundreds of pounds of slippy, soggy tomatoes onto the floor. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Madness ensues for what seems like days (but what lasts only half an hour). I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life, nor been so scared.
Of course, La Tomatina isn't for everyone - but if you can stand wild crowds, bathing in a small river, the local tradition of having buckets of water thrown at you from balconies as you walk through the streets, and taking the train back to the Valencia beach with hundreds of other stinky fellow tomato-fighters and with tomato lodged in your ear, then you'll just have to check out this event at some point in your life.
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