Racó de l'Oix

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    • Day 15


      November 22, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Hier wollte ich Montag mit/unter Engländern
      Das WM Spiel gucken daher der schnelle Aufbruch von Calpe Leider ist mein Handy irgendwie abgestürzt und funktionierte alles nicht mehr so richtig. Also musste ich mir ein neues zweites kaufen und Hab damit den Tag verbracht. Dann gab es abends sehr starken Wind und das schöne Wetter ist einer festen Wolkendecke und 10 Grad kälter geworden. Jetzt erstmal in der von Engländern und Holand beherrschten Stadt ein hoffentlich leckeres E- Breakfast genießen und dann mal sehen wie sich das Wetter entwickelt.
      Immer noch starker Wind und nur 16 Grad am Morgen. So frisch gestärkt nochmal auf die andere Seite... Player Poniente... und wieder zurück
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    • Day 5

      A lottery in Benners

      February 27, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Benidorm? Benidorm! Porque no (why not? With all its rep for morning fry-ups and fish 'n'chips, it DOES have two beautiful beaches, which are what started it all in the 1950s. And with lingering Covid hesitancy and the schools back from half term, we have them almost to ourselves. The Poniente (sunset) stretches a couple of miles to the west and the foliage makes us feel half-way to Africa.

      Although there are numerous English voices in the town centre, they're outnumbered by Spanish voices and evidence of traditions remain. Masks out of doors are no longer obligatory but about half the people still wear them out of caution and courtesy. Evening entertainment is still ramping up but we find an English-speaking bar and watch the League Cup final, a goalless thriller (not an oxymoron) in which Liverpool defeat the now-disgraced Chelsea. We drown our sorrows at a ribald Blackpool-style club where a "comedian" sends me to sleep but Sticky Vicky (don't ask) wakes me up. Better class is to come with a highly competent Beatles tribute act, who remind me what great rockers "I saw her standing there" and "Day tripper" are.

      More comedy follows a day later when we travel by tram east to another resort town, Calpe. We'd intended to break the journey home at another beachy place, Altea, but running out of time, go for a straight return from Calpe. At Calpe station the booking office is closed but a man is selling tickets outside the station. They look a bit like lottery tickets but I put this down to a promotion of local attractions. Back at Benidorm, we find out that they ARE lottery tickets (compare these with the proper tram tickets). Much confusion ensues, with the punchline that each ticket wins the grand sum of 1.50 euros---enough to buy a replacement lottery ticket that's worth a big fat zero!
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    • Day 259

      Benidorm, Flamingo Oasis Hotel

      December 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Couldn’t resist the hotel’s deal of 3 nights accommodation, all meals, unlimited booze included etc for £122 total. Beat that! It’s cheaper than going out on the town a couple of times. And the room and the views are great, the food is very good, the hotel is a bit dated but ok.Read more

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    Racó de l'Oix, Raco de l'Oix, 03500

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