Alicante, A last minute trip.
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If you have read my Thailand blog you will know That it wasnt the trip that I had planned. My girlfriend couldn't make the trip and as I was missing her and not eally enjoying myself I came back a week early.
I flew back to stavanger on the Monday and when I awoke on the Tuesday morning I was met by a typical Norwegian summer day. It was wet, grey, cold and utterly miserable. I was depressed and no way I was hanging around with this weather. As far as I was concerned I was still on holiday and wanted to be somewhere warm. I went online and found a flight for myself and Ida flying from Stavanger to Alicante the following morning. I found an hotel right on the beach and booked it up for 5 nights. It was a great feeling to being going away with Ida after being so lonely in Thailand.
I was a little unsure how Alicante would be as I thought it might be one of those awful resorts that is full of drunk Brits and a tacky cheap resort.
Aftr landing we jumped in a taxi and after a relatively short journey, about 20 to 30 mins we were at the hotel. It turned out to be a huge place and the main hotel in the resort. It was called The Melia. The room was ok. Not really worth the money but I was there for the sun not the room. I had 3 criteria for this hotel. A breakfast buffet, a pool and close to the beach and it had them all so I was happy. The hotel was at Postiqet beach which is the main beach in the resort.
I was a bit worried that Alicante would be one of those awful Spanish resorts full of drunk slob Brits. I hate to say this as Im English, but its an unfortunate truth about many resorts in spain. Thankfully it didnt turn out this way and I found Alicante to be a very "Spanish beach". That might sound like a strange statement but it was used predominantly by the locals and especially the older generations. (So I fitted in well)
We would spend the mornings lounging in the sun and then go find a restaurant for lunch before returning to the beach to just chill out, read, and swim. Im not usually one for lying on a beach doing nothing but I did enjoy it this time.
In the evenings we would head to the old town and have a meal, a few drinks and watch the world go by. I must say though that I was quite surprised at how expensive Spain is these days. I found the food to be very hit and miss and a bit of a lottery with the quality of the food. Alcohol definately was not cheap. The Euro is way too strong!
The old town had a great atmosphere. I love the Spanish way of eating late and partying late. Im a bit of a night owl so it suited me fine. I would definately recommend a visit here and dont be put off by the stories you may have heard.