So I just returned from a week in Alicante with family. First impressions: the food is great, the beach is awesome, there are way more tourists than Logroño, and the Mediterranean is really warm. It was also wonderful to spend time with my family and help them out with the residency process- they seem to be having a great time!
Alicante, about twice the size of Logroño, is about an hour away from Valencia on the southeast coast of Spain. There are palm trees, sundresses, and seafood dishes on every block. My favorite part of the city has to be the fortress/castle-it was originally built in the 9th century by the Moors! I find it fascinating to walk among stone walls and towers built so many years ago and with so much history. :) The rest of the city feels very urban and diverse, but it still doesn't feel as big as it is (at least for me). While I enjoyed the sand and surf, I have to say I prefer the cooler climate up in Logroño. ;) I'll be getting to know Alicante well, since I have family there. They are in the best spot and I can't wait for them to start studying Spanish!
Ugggg they turned sideways again!? I guess I'm going to have to get used to turning my head sideways then.
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