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Alicante Day 2: Sunday

Decided to have the same breakfast at the same place… €4,50 not bad!

Everyone was looking their “Paasbest” because it’s Easter ofcourse! Now (12:15) fireworks are already being prepared and tested I guess for tonight.

Currently I’m having a Tinto de verano at SoHo Heineken best the port.

But after breakfast I decided to climb the walls of the Castello. Definitely worth it!!! Remember the elevator on the way down is free! And the walk up is amazing so don’t go up with the elevator.

Castello Alicante

After a coffee at the top of the Castello, went down (for free!) And landed at the Beach. After some strolling around markets I landed at a terrace… Is it time for Tapas yet?!?

Port from the Castello

No! Time for a big parade with Jesus and Maria as central pieces.

Easter parade

But after a bit of Catholic culture… Time for…

Patatas bravas y Sangria!!!

And then some siësta again. After snoozing and calling sweppie in the USA I was very hungry…

So let’s score some beef! And why not the ‘Pan de la casa’ but what I didn’t know was that the bread was served plain… In a takeaway bag… Without butter or anything.

I had some with my entrecote, the rest I saved…

Because like anywhere in the world there are beggers and homeless. The ones who don’t deserve this lovely bread said no, but I made one guys day, since he was genuinely very hungry and accepted it with gratitude.

I fulfilled my Catholic dues this Easter.

After the casino, I headed into town. But the vibe is currently not there, must be all the old farts now sitting out the winter as Benidorm Basterds… Or because all the academia’s currently are having exams…

Although the cocktails are lovely as ever at my favorite spot on the Esplanada de Alicante!

So ill go score some Netflix (although I need to fix my VPN else I have everything in Spanish…) on my tini tiny travel laptop. While uploading some pictures to the corporate website of Meander. Which is celebrating it’s 5th year online without downtime! Thanks for that guys and girls @ – lovely hosting.

Living the life! Till blogs!

The first day of my adventures in Alicante

Hello all.

Waking up is not my forte… Especially after just 2 hours of sleep.

But Haarlem-Noord is really nice with a full moon…

Haarlem bus station is busy with drunk people trying to get home…

And I still didn’t know where I was going at that point… In the N30 (300) going to Schiphol… But where was my flight going to?!?

I’ll spare you the unlock moment as I was looking like a zombie. But I was very happy with Alicante, Spain! All I thought was: Tapas y cervesas y mucho mucho Soleil. (As you can see Spanish is not my forte either)

Well. I cleared customs like a boss and there I was… 4:45 behind customs at Schiphol.

Flight left on time and exactly timed 2hour and 15 min of airtime to the second… Just as the captain predicted.

Alicante from above

After we landed got out and got the first shuttle to Alicante. Where the first mission was Fooooooood!!! Because I was hungry as hell!


So after a nice breakfast it was only 11:30 … What to do?

The Volvo ocean race museum?!? Why not! To my surprise it was totally gratis!!! They only needed my nationality (Dutch) for registration.

Dutch sailor for the win (twice)

And after a stroll down the pier, grabbed some sunshine and my first beer of the day.

Checked into the hotel and had a nice siësta from 14:00 – 16:00. Totally in style! Then what do you do?!? Moar tapas and beers!!!


I met a really nice Irish guy (George) and we talked for about an hour.

After that some last Ray’s of sunshine… And what do I find at the beach?!?!? Something I always wanted to be part of. A ship buoy burried half in the beach and some Spanish youngsters doing my favorite sport… Making freestyle flips and tricks.

Freestyle with the Spanish locals

So I joined in and jumped all my tricks untill my calves gave out.

And now I’m having a nice little after-dinner Rum&Coke on a terrace.

And that’s gonna be it for today. I’ll add some pictures to this blogpost from my laptop, publish it and add it to the page (I sent them a postal card aswell with the link embedded)

Till blogs!

Jay over and out.

The Costa Blanca it is…

Adventure awaits… well… first some torture and sleepy eyes. Dang, i feel WRECKED!

But hey! 20 degrees and sun…. it’s worth it.


I’m going to Alicante, Spain. Time for Tapas, Beaches and a lot of sunshine. maybe some diving, or WTH … let’s go kitesurfing!