So, as you probably noticed, it's been a bit quiet around here... I just had a fabulous week of real life getting in the way of blogging!
No time to recuperate from Hogueras... last Saturday was an all day bachelor/bachelorette party for a couple of friends of mine. We greeted them in the morning with a mariachi band...
|VIVAN LOS NOVIOS!!!|
and then waltzed around town -San Vicente- until the church plaza and danced and sang and had a blast until we moved the fiesta elsewhere... until past 2 a.m.!
|with the future bride, one of my best friends!|
On Monday a couple of Belgian friends arrived for the week and I took them down to the beach for a night of fireworks from our summer competition.
It wasn't the best I've seen here (nor the best of the week), but it was still over 20' of impressive light and sound!!! :o)
I like having visitors, it gives me a chance to visit spots I haven't been to in a while. Like these (very cold!) river and waterfalls at a place called "Las Fuentes del Algar":
I haven't been there in 5 years, and with all the rain we had this spring the place is beautiful right now!
Another place I haven't been in a really long time is Tabarca, the island in the bay across from Alicante.
Well, I haven't been ON it... I did go scuba diving last summer! ;o) This time we went snorkeling...
but before then ate waaay too much of the delicious local cuisine...
|entrada: gambitas y pescaditos fritos|
|primer plato: caldero de gallina (a kind of rockfish)|
|segundo plato: arroz abanda (made with the broth from above fish)|
Hopefully with all this time out in the sun (covered in sunscreen mind you!), I'll reduce a bit of this contrast:
but considering my natural colours... probably not! lol!
Vacation's over and I've got a massive amount of English classes starting up this week, so as soon as I've got those ready I'll get back to sharing images of the Hogueras with you! All this of course after I watch Spain keep winning its way towards the World Cup Championship (1/4F tonight against Paraguay!), and Nadal get his second Wimbledon trophy tomorrow! ;o)
ohé! ohé! ohé! ohéeeeee!!!!