Guadalest, Spain

Guadalest, Spain

Last week, we visited Alicante, Spain together. Today we move to Guadalest, a small village about 30 minutes from the Mediterranean coast. It is nestled high up in the mountains. And relatively unspoiled since it was settled by the Moors. We frequented an outdoor cafe where we discovered ginger beer shandies. A ginger shandy is similar to a Moscow Mule, but far more refreshing on a summer day. It’s made with equal parts ginger ale and pilsner beer, but can also be made with equal parts fizzy lemonade and beer. Or if you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, try using fizzy lemonade and a ginger beer (while called beer, they’re non-alcoholic)..

Alicante, Spain

Alicante, Spain

Travel heals the mind and soul. A few years ago I traveled to Alicante, Spain with friends and it was a truly wonderful experience. We headed straight from the airport right to the neighborhood outdoor bar “where everybody knows your name.” The locals were lovely, although perhaps a bit quirky–this woman was walking her rabbit on a leash!   Oh the palm trees and the blue skies. Even when the skies turned dark before a storm, the vistas were stunning. And even thought it looks ominous, we waited out the storm and back out we went only 20 minutes later! And the food at the local restaurants was to die.