Holidays in Alicante
Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
I decided to spend Christmas and New Years with family in Alicante this year, rather than go off and travel during my two week break. I needed some time filled with home cooking and hugs. :) This time of year always reminds my of how blessed I am to have so many amazing family and friends in my life. I sent off a gob of cards and packages right before the 25th and I have more New Year's postcards to send once I get back to Logroño. I'm so lucky to have so many people to send to. :)
Alicante is such an interesting city. I didn't get to see much the last time I visited, so this time I made sure to explore more. The markets are an experience, the museums are great and as always the beach is lovely. It's funny to see locals in down coats even though the low has only been 40 F. Coming from Logroño, it was nice to be in a warmer place for a bit, though I have to say it's weird to celebrate the holidays above freezing as an Iowa girl. ;) We made a midwest christmas in Spain with some of our traditional holiday dishes and rituals.
It was a lovely week of relaxing and exploring and we rung in the New Year and ate our 12 grapes (Spanish tradition) the next morning, since I fell asleep (as usual) before midnight on the 31st. We also spent 3 days in Valencia, a large city north of Alicante, as noted in my earlier post. Overall a wonderful holiday break :)
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