Reblog of my Benidorm article published on Nov 26 2011
Twenty-nine years ago, my wife and I enjoyed a two-week package tour holiday in Benidorm. Yes, really – we enjoyed it!
I am not quite sure how we came to decide to visit the Costa Blanca for a holiday – perhaps it was cheap – I can’t remember.
Initially the resort itself didn’t impress us too much. It appeared to suffer from all the worst excesses of mass tourism. High rise hotels and apartment blocks, restaurants that served “full English breakfast”, burger bars, discos and nightclubs.
Even back then we weren’t really into lazing on the beach – nor were we party animals. Our idea of a good holiday was to do some sightseeing that maybe included a visit to a museum. We might go for a walk in the countryside making sure that we visited a hostelry for a midday drink or two. So how come we found Benidorm…
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