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.

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We headed straight from the airport right to the neighborhood outdoor bar “where everybody knows your name.”

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The locals were lovely, although perhaps a bit quirky–this woman was walking her rabbit on a leash!

 

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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!

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And the food at the local restaurants was to die for. Delicious and so fresh. No wonder nutritionists advocate the Mediterranean diet.

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Plus restaurants often have live entertainment. What’s better than a great meal, a gorgeous beachside view, and live music?

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Perhaps drinks with dear friends on a balcony overlooking the ocean!

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Or lounging oceanside under big umbrellas and green palm trees.

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One day we were walking along the boardwalk and saw the most amazing sand art I’ve ever seen. This sand castle gives new meaning to the name!

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One day we hiked another we rode our bicycles up extremely high up the rough terrain just to see the ocean below us! I’ll never forget the friends I made and the fun I had. But before I knew it I was leaving Alicante and moving on, having different adventures in other areas of Spain–adventures that I’ll take you on next week!