A quick photo dump of our annual girls trip. This time we’ve headed to the industrial city of Birmingham, almost my second home city. Our whirlwind tour featured singing moose heads, cat cafes, terrible weather and lots of gin!
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As we cruise back into the port the sun puts on a truly stunning display for our last night in Alicante. It’s been a short, but very sweet, visit and Alicante is well worth more than a fleeting glance. Until next time travel voyeurs! Te veo pronto!
There’s not much in the way of boat trips from Alicante but you can visit the tiny fishing village of Tabarca. So off we float – ready to conquer the waves yet again (PSA there are no waves – it is flat calm) Tabarca is the largest island in the Valencian Community, and the smallestContinue reading “Tiny Tabarca”
Alicante old town
Here’s a few more snaps as we carry on exploring Alicante’s charming old town. I almost explode from delight when we find this colourful little dwelling (FOR SALE!!!) And there’s always colourful washing lines, tiles and swoon worthy doors to snap too.
It wouldn’t be a visit to the Costa Blanca without at least one trip to the capital of mass tourism that is Benidorm! In 1993 Benidorm town hall officially commemorated the first hundred years of tourism in the town. So although the town is synonymous these days with cheap (some might say tacky) package holidaysContinue reading “Benidorm”
We make a brief stop in the pretty town of Elche. Famous for its huge palm grove and extensive gardens. The municipal park was the first public garden created in the city in 1946. One of the most interesting buildings in the municipal park is the old visitors centre – in a pseudo-oriental style andContinue reading “Elegant Elche”
Views from a train
We’re heading back from Murcia by train towards Alicante, and we’ll stop off at Elche briefly. But the scenery from the train is pretty incredible. Brooding hills frame endless swathes of agricultural plans. While this little town reminds me of every Mexican frontier town I have ever seen in films.
Murcia is the seventh largest city in the country and an easy trip to make from Alicante by train. It is located on the Segura River, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula and has plenty of swoon worthy architecture to ogle. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroqueContinue reading “Marvellous Murcia”
Before I actually visited I was of the dismissive opinion that Alicante was just another highrise, non descript Spanish city that tourists passed through to get to the Costas. But as per usual I was wrong! It’s a bustling, working city for sure but it is more than that. Theres a lovely beach, very reasonablyContinue reading “Alicante details”
Santa Bárbara Castle
First up to spot in Alicante is Santa Bárbara Castle, an impressive fortification on Mount Benacantil. The castle sits at an altitude of 166 meters. It’s home to one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain and you can get far reaching views across the city and out to the bay of Alicante. There areContinue reading “Santa Bárbara Castle”