Spanish Coast Ibiza Madrid
Spanish Coast Ibiza Madrid was a shock to me when I returned after 36 years since my last visit. I couldn’t believe the number of condominiums along the Costa Brava.
Please forgive the photo quality, my 1.2 mega pixel Canon was my first ancient digital camera.
It was the off season in April so the people were few and far between, consequently I thought Ibiza was fairly overrated.
This trip was part of an around the world journey starting in Bangkok before moving to Spain then on to Venezuela, Cuba and Los Angeles.
David herd in Valencia
Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain.
Benidorm, we hated it. 🙂
I think the average age of the English and German tourists was mid 70s, there were walking frames everywhere. We went to a couple of bars and restaurants that were copies of similar places in Blackpool.
Cold beers in Benidorm
I was travelling with Les who was a friend from the Gold Coast.
El Campella near Alicante
Revisiting this seaside village was full of nostalgia for me. I had great memories from way back in the late 60s when I was travelling around Europe in a VW Kombi with 2 Kiwi guys. Campella was one of our favourite places where we ate Paellas and washed them down with gallons of Sangria. In those days the men would go fishing off the African coast and the women would sit on the beach making and repairing the huge fishing nets. It was a different world then.
So here I am again 36 years later eating Paella and drinking red wine, the more things change the more they stay the same.
We stayed one night in La Manga, who knows why? Certainly nothing to write about here.
On to Madrid for a little history
It was nice to leave behind the walking frames and pommies (Englishmen) drinking pints and singing songs from WW2.
I really need to visit Madrid again one day.
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