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Hasta pronto,

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Buenas dias from Gisela’s Olive Garden

I love to have late breakfasts at weekends. To sleep in, have a peek out of the window into the lush garden of Gisela’s Olive Garden, blue sky and sunshine announced on the weather app and then a healthy fruit smoothie is my favorite! How can your day start better than this?

How did your day start today?
With this first post on the blog in this year, I’ll take the chance to announce that we have officially started with the third season of Gisela’s Olive Garden here in Alicante, Spain, and are wondering how many  holiday makers will come and stay in the house this year.
With  the feedback of last year we have improved the house with a long needed gadget: Air Conditioning! It can be used as a heating during colder months but will mostly be very useful during the hot summer.
Are you ready for a vacation  yet?  Get in touch.
See you in Alicante soon!

Miss Sushi Alicante

During my last vacation in Alicante Miss Sushi caught my eye immediately. Not only its gay interior with lots of pink, dark walls and silver notes which can easily been seen through its vast windows make me stop but its humongous variety of different dishes is thrilling. They serve sushi in all different kind and colors like tempuras, exitos, tartar, cakes, sashimi, tataki, nikkei, vegetal sushi, temakis, sushi desserts and many others. You have to have a look at the menu yourself!

Miss Sushi is open only for tree months yet and every time I walked through calle Castaños 3 in Alicante, the restaurant was very busy and people had to been turned away when they didn’t reserve a table before.

This is what I did and I had two fabulous dinners within two weeks with my love. The delicious Miss Sushi Combos are pure pleasure for eye and stomach and are served by attentive, friendly and cute waiters.

Miss Sushi are available as take aways or home delivery, too.

If you are a sushi junkie you’d better have a go when you stroll the streets of Alicante!

¡Buen provecho chicos!


My Fifty Shades of Alicante

I can call myself very lucky to escape some days from the cold, wet and grey weather back home. An only two hours flight brings me to beautiful and sunny Alicante and back to summer.
Very much indeed, while other shiver and struggle with the flu, I’m enjoying my fifty shades of Alicante! As soon as I touch ground, I can’t help than…

1. Be astonished how much warmer it is here than at home when stepping outside the airport.

2. Fetch the bus from the airport to Alicante.

3. Look at the endless Mediterranean while getting to Alicante Postiguet beach.

4. Gaze at the many palm trees on the ride.

5. Do a night walk at the port and the Esplanada. 

6. To find the perfect pick for some tasty tapas.

7. Support some newcomers who tour Europe with their new CD.

8. To have a glass of Monastrell, a tasty red wine.

10. To find new bars and restaurants in Alicante which opened recently.

11. To walk around the barrio and find out what has changed since the last time I came.

12. Do as many beach walks as possible to soak up the sun. This time I went to Playa San Juan and el Cabo.

13. To test the Med’s temperature. Though, still chilly at this time of the year.

14. To do a morning run in San Vicente. This is where Gisela’s Olive Garden is.

15. Fill up the fridge with Spanish specialties.

16. To eat heaps of Manchego cheese.

17. To check the garden and plants how they dwell since I’ve left.

18. To feel right at home when I open the door.

19. To stay up late and sleep in next day.

20. To chat with neighbors and find out about the latest rumours.

21. To sign up for a painting lesson with the neighbor.

22. To paint a picture with oil-based paint.

23. To learn from a gifted painter and follow her instructions.

24. To make myself tostadas with tomatoes and cheese for lunch.

25. To listen to local radio stations and swing along some new spanish songs.

26. To enjoy the silence in the garden.

27. To put on lots of sunscreen.

28. To be amused about the barking dogs when walking in the street.

29. To count dog shit when walking along Avenida Haygon. This time I counted 3… Not bad. 😉

30. To take a tram ride to Alicante with Linea 2.

31. To watch a movie at Megarama at Outlet Stores Alicante. You figure our which film it was this time… 😉 .

32. To be amused how little people go to the cinema during the week. I counted 10 peeps included me for a supposed to be blockbuster.

33. Try to understand as much as possible of the film.

34. To eat a bucket of popcorn during the film.

35. To feel bad when eating junk food after the film.

36. To improve my Spanish by talking and listening carefully to people.

37. To meet up with friends from Ibi and Castalla.

38. To have dinner with them. What about Sushi?

39. To sunbath and nap in the garden.

40. To try out our Ecuadorian hammock.

41. To change from winter clothes to summer clothes.

42. To find clothes I left at Gisela’s Olive Garden last time and I have forgotten about. Yeah!

43. Always to wear my sunglasses when I’m outside.

44. To count the many “For Sale” signs in the area.

45. To have breakfast in the garden every day.

46. To chill on the sunbed and read a good book.

47. To take too many pictures of everything.

48. To eat dulce de leche ice cream in the barrio. 

49. To drink lots of Spanish wine.

50. To wish my next stay to Alicante comes very soon.

Can you feel me? 😉


Spreading the word on Facebook!

To all my followers I wish you a happy New Year, all the best for you and your dear ones and I hope all your wishes and hopes come true in 2015!

One of my New Year’s resolution was that I continue this project of writing my blog of giving you information about Alicante and its region in case you want to explore and travel this beautiful coastline on the Med. I’m sure you are already dreaming about some days in the warm sun and who knows, I might can inspire you for your next holiday destination.

I would be delighted if my posts would be of any help to you now or in the future.

To find my information easier than before I decided to create a site on Facebook. Doing so, liking my posts never have been easier before.

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I soon come up with some news from my favorite summer destination. Stay tuned and…

hasta luego,


The race is on: Leg 1, Alicante – Cape Town

On Sunday 11 October I made it finally to Alicante port to see live all the boats, the teams and the huge organisation behind Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15.

I was really looking forward to immerse into the race atmosphere having known that only from other bloggers or from the main website. When I arrived in the morning, many visitors were on site and the Ocean Race Village was very busy already.

I just made it for the sailor’s parade where I was able to get some close up’s from the teams. The excitement was at the top when all of the vessels left the port one after the other under the cheer shouts of the supporters, their families and the fans from all over the world.

To watch the race I made it on to Muelle, the pier, where I could see the race take off 90 minutes later. The racing teams weren’t the only boats in the bay that afternoon. People watched the start from self chartered excursion boats, private yachts, helicopters and from the beach around Alicante.

Vestas Team didn’t have the smoothest start at all as they were forced to turn back to the starting point because of crossing the starting line before the start signal. The teams had to sail a cruise in the bay for about 50 minutes before they made it around the last buoy and finally towards Cape Town.

Weather forecast that night predicted rough sea and wind gales all the way to Gibraltar. We can say that the teams were tested the very first night on the Med! Right?

When you are more into film footage, here you’ll find an awesome report on Leg 1 start in Alicante! Enjoy!

Good wind and save travels to Cape Town everybody!


Awesome In-Port footage of Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante

Thank you for this exciting film footage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race in Alicante.

Very looking forward to Saturday 11 October for leg start 1 to Cape Town, South Africa, when the seven teams set off for their first off shore sailing race this year. I will try to get some new and own made impressions and photographs on the spot in Alicante, so you might check my blog again soon!

See you then and enjoy one of the official videos of Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 above,



Volvo Ocean Race, big opening today in Alicante

Today Ocean Race Village opens its doors thanks to a thoroughly preparation and with the help of more than 450 volunteers. After a long time of silence Volvo Ocean Race is back on its feet with seven teams on start ready to compete around the world.

First In-Port Race starts on 4 October at 2pm and one week later on 11 October at 2pm leg start 1 to Cape Town is set.

I’m looking forward to seeing that live in Alicante in short time. Are you there, too?

Good wind to everybody,


More background information here!