On November, 15th we flew to Alicante. At the airport my former QAD colleague, Victoria, picked us up. Victoria and I worked together about 12 years ago and fortunately we never lost contact. I remember wild dances in our house in Amsterdam (our poor wooden floor) or at her places in Delft (her poor table) 🙂 In August at our farewell party in Amsterdam we had agreed that we will come to visit her when she would be staying in her vacation flat in Torrevieja. So this is what we finally did!
With lovely temperatures of 21°C we all were up for enjoying the sweet idleness: sitting in the sun by the sea, having breakfast, coffee, walking along the beach, eating lunch by the beach in the sun, walking, eating tapas in the evening and sleep a lot after such an exhausting day!
Torrevieja is a seaside town situated about 45 minutes South of Alicante. It serves as a holiday town for people from Madrid and also abroad. More than 50% of its registered inhabitants are actually not Spanish. The biggest group form the Brits with 12,5% – it is also what we saw a lot: the town was rather quiet in November with loads of people in their retirement probably overwintering in their apartments in Torrevieja. In summer the town is overrun by tourists.
Here are some of the impressions that we got.