A Stranger in Town ..
An Englishman in Spain - thoughts and impressions.
The story of our adventure in Spain
In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.
This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.
Internet connection costs in Spain are very expensive - Euro 40 per month for broadband compared with £18 ( Euro 20 ) in the UK.
Expensive if you are only going to visit Spain for 3 or 4 months in the year and are still paying for your broadband connection in the UK.
Solution - visit one of the bars that provides free Wi-Fi and have a drink at the same time !!
In Guardamar the bars I use are Meson de Laura and Dia y Noche. Hoops I understand will have free connection soon.
Laptops are a considerable sum especially if you have your main iMac sitting at home in the UK while you are away. Another cheaper solution is an iPod Touch which has internet connection and it may be small but I can keep up with the news in Manchester and the football results.
I've never seen so much water in the Segura at this part of the river. A lot of remedial work is being carried out and it is hoped that the river will return to what it originally looked like a hundred odd years ago.
Attracting lots of birds and mammals in the mean time .