climbing my first mountain

On top of the mountain... Only some time ago I started walking for fun and for exercise. I walked around the Embalse of Guadalest a few times which is a hike around 10-13km, depending on where you start and end. On Sundays I walked home from the Rastro in La Nucia which is a walk... Weiterlesen →

reyes magos in elda.

After celebrating Christmas in Germany and New Years' Eve here, I was really looking forward to January 6th. The Three Wise Men are the most important fiesta in Spain and bring gifts. The children send their letters to their favorite King and wait impatiently for the gifts early morning on Jan 6th. The night before... Weiterlesen →

madrid in december.

We finally went on a weekend travel! The annual family trip is using the national holidays in December when the whole country is traveling. Imagine a crowded city - and then add some more. The city center was closed for cars, police tried to handle the masses and usually it felt like leaving a soccer... Weiterlesen →

traditions and christmas smells.

#goinghomeforchristmas  While Spain has its obvious advantages like the weather, it cannot keep up with German Christmas traditions. People went crazy on Black Friday, small Christmas markets have opened in Benidorm and Alicante and the streets are filled with Christmas lights. But following the Spanish tradition, Christmas simply equals family time and the most important... Weiterlesen →

welcome to everyday life.

It‘s been a while. Because life has caught up! The summer schedule has ended and I am not spending much time at home. During the week I started a Gym in my neighborhood, because the one in Alicante was only for the summer. And it was too exhausting carrying all my stuff the whole day... Weiterlesen →

music inspires life!

Music inspires life! The slogan of Los 40 has been one of my favorites for a while. Los 40 is originally only a radio station from Spain. By now, it equals the Billboard list and every Saturday they release the Top 40 Songs voted by their audience. Many Latin American countries have their own stations... Weiterlesen →

polop de la marina.

Polop is a small town close to Benidorm and after having past it for lots of times I finally turned right and entered the old town. The full name is Polop de la Marina and the town has left its best days behind. It used to be the residence of the Barony of Polop and... Weiterlesen →

serra gelada.

Serra Gelada is a Nature Park in the Province of Alicante that is located between Benidorm, Altea and l‘Alfas del Pi. We can see it from our balcony and I wanted to get to know more about it for a while. So last weekend we went on a spontaneous hiking trip that started in Albir.... Weiterlesen →

moros y cristianos.

Spain loves its festivals and celebrations. And even with knowing that, my expectations were exceeded by far. After having experienced Moros y Cristianos I know how weird some of my questions might have sounded. I was expecting a spectacle in one place, comparable to Oktoberfest in Munich or just a big fair. But this was... Weiterlesen →

summer vibes.

Benidorm is “city and beaches“. The city slogan is definitely true. The city center is filled with boutiques, souvenir shops and many restaurants. You can find everything here, from tapas places to foreign restaurants, waffles, ice cream, pizza, lots of cocktail places and of course many people. The city gets even more crowded around 8pm,... Weiterlesen →

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