Alicante, A last minute trip.

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view up to the castle from promenade outside hotel melia

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 love these trips that happen so quick. No time to think, just pack a bag, jump on a plane and go. :)

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.





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view up to the castle from promena…
view up to the castle from promen…
one of the many squares to sit and…
one of the many squares to sit an…
inside one of the churches
inside one of the churches
watching a local wedding
watching a local wedding
fancy door carving
fancy door carving
amazing trees. Dont know the name …
amazing trees. Dont know the name…
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