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Aqueduct in Alicante

The Friday Photo #104 – Aqueduct in Alicante

My first trip to Spain back in 2006 was to visit some friends in the small town of Alicante on the south east coast. In my jetlagged fog I don’t remember much of the first few days there, except that I drank a lot of sangria on the beach and watched the football world cup in tiny crowded cafes.

Somewhere along the line I apparently did manage some sightseeing though, including this gorgeous Roman aqueduct. I’ve always loved the range of bright colours in this photo, as well as the great architectural mix of old and new literally on top of each other.

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Dave at la Tomatina

The not-on-any-schedule update #2

October 10, 2010 | Ireland, Laos, Spain, Thailand, Travel | 0 Comments

When I said last time that these updates were going to be irregular, apparently I wasn’t kidding. Over two and a half months have flown by since I last put metaphorical pen to paper to let you know what I’ve been up to. There’s a variety of reasons for that, but top of the list is purely and simply because I forgot. Yeah. Sorry bout that. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been up to for the last several weeks. I’ve split this post in two just due to length – the second half will be up in a few days. If you believe that…

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Torres de Serranos, Valencia

The Friday Photo #21 – Torres de Serranos, Valencia, Spain

September 1, 2010 | Spain, The Friday Photo, Travel | 0 Comments

The medieval city gates of Torres de Serranos loom over Valencia’s old town, providing incredible views over the gorgeous old buildings and out towards the glistening beauty of the Mediterranean.  If you’re in the neighbourhood, a (free) visit to the top of this Gothic landmark is a must.

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La Tomatina crowd

La Tomatina. Anyone for ketchup?

August 31, 2010 | Advice, Article, Spain, Travel | 18 Comments

Forty thousand revellers. One hundred and fifty thousand tomatoes. Thirty five degrees Celsius. Uncountable amounts of sangria. One small town. A recipe for one hell of a good party.

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