During Spring/Easter break I’ve been in Alicante visiting family. We got to see the Semana Santa festivities and floats and took day trips to Cartagena to the south and Altea to the north. My grandparents also came to visit and we had the best time. I have been missing my family in the States and seeing them really was wonderful. Alicante has such a different feel compared to Logroño. It’s much more metropolitan, touristy, and of course, mediterranean. The palm trees, beach, and architecture give it a resort feel at times and tourists can be spotted a mile away. Walking along the bay you can hear 6 different languages at a time, from Valencian and Spanish, to English, German, Russian, and Greek. It’s pretty cool as someone who loves languages to just people watch and listen.
I enjoy Alicante, I do, but my home is in the north. It’s green hills, cool temperatures, mountains, and rain are polar opposites to the Valencian region’s heat, aridness, sun, and beaches. But I’ll be living in Alicante this summer, so I guess I’ll have to get used to it. :)
An aspiring polyglot and globetrotter, an avid reader, and a lover of good food. :)