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A different view of Benidorm

Old Mar 13th 2011, 1:57 pm
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I think the first photo is of the leon dormido (sleeping lion) mountain range. I had some friends in Polop and there were fantastic views from there.
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Where are all the lovely houses and flowers, quaint villages and 'country pubs'
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Where are all the lovely houses and flowers, quaint villages and 'country pubs'
In England
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We left there though so guess that we prefer Spains mountains etc.

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Originally Posted by The Oddities
We left there though so guess that we prefer Spains mountains etc.

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so do I - especially my mountain which we can actually see for the first time in days!!

it's been shrouded in fog but today it's back in the sun
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Where are all the lovely houses and flowers, quaint villages and 'country pubs'
Not here but then had had 60 years of that and are very pleased we moved somewhere different but then it depends on your outlook.
Do wonder sometimes, there is a phrase from Hamlet ; "the lady doth protest too much methinks" .
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Originally Posted by The Oddities
We left there though so guess that we prefer Spains mountains etc.

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Yikes - I wasn't expecting this thread to become a UK versus Spain one !

Some spectacular views on that blog though. Made me look at Benidorm in a new way. It must have been a harsh place to earn a living prior to the tourism influx.
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Yikes - I wasn't expecting this thread to become a UK versus Spain one !

Some spectacular views on that blog though. Made me look at Benidorm in a new way. It must have been a harsh place to earn a living prior to the tourism influx.
Have to be honest Stevie those photos are absolutely superb thanks for 15 minutes of enjoyment.
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Have to be honest Stevie those photos are absolutely superb thanks for 15 minutes of enjoyment.
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Well it's not my blog, nor my pictures, but I thought a few people here would enjoy looking at it. Good to see some nice, positive pictures of nature, after what else has happened this week.
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.....and as it was before it became a concrete jungle.
The older ones at the bottom are the best.

http://www.realbenidorm.net/guide-benidormhistory2.html
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
.....and as it was before it became a concrete jungle.
The older ones at the bottom are the best.

http://www.realbenidorm.net/guide-benidormhistory2.html
Good link Dick. I'm not sure about the quote stating Benidorm providing 12% of Spain's GDP though. Maybe the whole tourist sector (which include Malaga, the Baleares and the Canary isles) though?

I did like this quote:

In those early years the
coach trip from Valencia took four and a half hours.
I think I may have been on that coach in the past!
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Originally Posted by The Oddities
We left there though so guess that we prefer Spains mountains etc.

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Not me .... lovely to see them again now that I am home
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Good link Dick. I'm not sure about the quote stating Benidorm providing 12% of Spain's GDP though. Maybe the whole tourist sector (which include Malaga, the Baleares and the Canary isles) though?
I did like this quote:
I think I may have been on that coach in the past!
Can't be bad, a week half board incl flight for 21e, about 17 quid at the 4 star Delfin, shown in that interesting clip.
Flying in to Valencia with a break on the four and a half hour journey for a bite to eat,..bottle of wine 9 pesetas,(6 pence) dinner 15 pesetas,(10 pence),at a guess.
First a Spanish resort,then Dutch,then German,before the Brits took over the Levante end.
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Benidorm is a strange place that I know very well. You’ve got that three-mile stretch of high rises bouncing with holidaymakers and a hinterland that never gets a mention in the tourist brochures. The mountain walks around Benidorm are amazing.

You can walk from Rincoln de Loix to Albir across an incredible mountain range, bordering the sea; inland from Finistrat you’re in mountain walkers heaven; and if you’re not impressed with Polop, you should stick to Blackpool (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

I would imagine that 99% of holidaymakers will never even get to see the cross above Rincoln de Loix, they’ll be happy enough dancing the night away in the Square and lying on the Levante Beach to get brown and recover their senses.

And the mountain walkers don’t spend near as much money as a stag party from Leeds.
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