It looks like this September I’m going back to Spain for a week! This is especially good news, it looked for a long while like I might not be able to get away for a break this year, not a proper one anyway. Yesterday we confirmed a booking for a small villa on the East coast of Spain, just outside Javea. We stayed there last year with a big group of friends and it was amazing, the perfect mix of quiet and being not too far from town and restaurants. This time around it’ll only be me and my other half, and my brother and his better half too, but we certainly don’t seem to be sacrificing anything in terms of the quality of the villa or location. It’ll be the perfect unwind after the long summer at work and a good chance to recharge before autumn and winter set in on the run up to Christmas (yeah, I used the ‘C’ word).
There are so many parts of it I’m looking forward to that I can’t really list them all here, quite apart from spending a lot of hours in and around the pool, floating and reading respectively. Something about just being in the warmth and sunshine is good for the soul, it recharges you and makes you feel better in every way. I’m hoping that on at least one occasion we head back into the ‘new’ town at Javea along the Arenal, because there’s a few places I want to visit again. Namely:
Easily the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten, and probably the best food I’ve ever eaten. We came back here twice last year, the food was that good. It’s always a good sing of a place to eat when you see the place rammed full of people with more people queuing to get a table. I would kill to eat their Spanish ham and Italian sausage tortellini with garlic and chilli oil again.
We stumbled into this place after a few drinks, and what a treat it was. A gorgeous cocktail bar, really atmospheric with amazing drinks. Every inch of wall space in there was covered in bottles of drinks and backlit, it was such a cool place to drink.
We found Bora Bora up a side street after a night out on our way back to the taxis, and ended up staying there for hours! It’s a karaoke bar, nothing glamorous, but just the most fun place. Gin measures big enough fill a fish bowl, enough songs to keep even the most ardent karaoke fan going into the small hours, and fantastic atmosphere.
I’m sure we’ll find other places as well; we ate at a Tapas bar in the old town last time which was amazing, found a bar outside the old church serving generous spirits until the early morning, so I dare say we’ll find some great places in the area we’re in south of the town. I can’t wait now, eight short weeks to go!