Internship in Alicante - week 3

10/10/2019

The third week was quite active (for change). The traditional chase of sunset, movie night (finally), beer night (FINALLY) and a great trip to Valencia. Somehow I'm starting feeling my age...

We started the week celebrating my birthday. I got a fantastic quiche from my friends (seriously, never had a better one) and in the evening we took a bottle of wine and went to the castle to see the sunset. It was a bit cloudy, so the sunset was not as breath taking as last week, but still beautiful. 

I'll never get tired of this
I'll never get tired of this

Thanks to my co-trainees I got to watch a couple of episodes of Chernobyl and, as pretty much everyone on this planet, I was amazed! And I'm not afraid to say that we all were in need of a calm evening :) However, the best evening ever was the one when we discovered Malatesta - a small cute bar in the city center where they have 16+ tap beers, including Czech treats like Primator, Budvar, Staropramen and Pilsner. Priceless.

So much love in one picture
So much love in one picture

Last week's highlight was my friend's house warming party. Since we had to take the bus to Valencia at 7 Saturday morning, we agreed on leaving the party at midnight, so we are all nice and fresh for the trip.

Right.

I came home at 4 am, set up the alarm for 6, woke up, texted my friend I was awake and fell asleep again. 6:35 he called me and we managed to take the bus at 6:59, unlike 3 other members of the expedition that simply kept sleeping. Amateurs.


I have already been to Valencia last year, but like sunsets in Alicante, it never ceases to impress me. Never. Not even after only 2 hours of sleep (and a bit of hangover). Like true millennials, we had some awesome avo toasts in Artysana - really recommend - took the free walking tour (also recommend) and, of course, we had to take a nap in the park. Everybody calls it "the river", but since the 50s it's a huge park. Take the tour, they will tell you what happened :) Fun fact about Valencia - it has a lot in common with Brno!

Apparently it has something to do with taxes those ladies used to pay and the Inquisition that wanted to make people think differently about the oldest profession.

Naturally, we weren't able to go out again, but at least we were all fresh and ready to explore the modern part of the city - Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias. We finished the trip with an absolutely awesome paella, even though we almost didn't get it, as the waiter totally forgot about us. As a compensation we got some sangria (again). Definitely worth it, just like the whole trip. We walked at least 30 km, took at least 10 GB of pictures and slept so little that.. Well, that.

Give us food and we might smile
Give us food and we might smile

Of course, it's not all about trips and free time, but since I can't tell what I'm working with, I can mention it involves a lot of Excel. Now it sounds so cool... :)

And what's next? Surfing (yes, we do have waves this week) and a short trip to Murcia! Talk soon :)