Alicante and Elche.

  “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”     I fell in love with Spain at the first breath i took when i landed. I felt like it would be a great country to live in, where the weather is nice, food is delicious and not so strange for me like it was in Indonesia, people are friendly, and what more do you want ?   The perks of being a tourism student are being able to travel a lot. Last week’s project took me to Spain. Since i am doing a destination management course at the moment we got an assignment to write a strategic plan to a small scale destination in Spain. Trough some local contacts we chose the city Elche that was unknown to us. It is located near Alicante a slightly bigger and more touristy city by the sea. The nearest well-known city is Valencia.   Elche is very historic city and filled with palm trees. Where ever you look you will see a palm tree! Elche has three UNESCO world heritage sites, the palm grove that we also […]


I’m missing the sun from Gran Canaria so badly already. Even though here in the Netherlands most days are sunny, the wind is so cold and strong that it goes through every bone and stays there and when you arrive home and get under your warm blanket you still feel like you are in Siberia buried under the thick snow. My trip to Gran Canaria was great. Firstly, the plane departed at 5.30 in the morning. Around 3 o’clock in the morning, I had to be at the airport. The last train to the airport left around one o’clock, hence i decided not to go to sleep at all and crossed my fingers that maybe i can sleep on the plane. That is usually impossible for me. When we arrived at Gran Canaria 9 o’clock in the morning the sun was shining and the weather was nice. I forgot all about the sleepless night and became happy within seconds. The local bus driver told us that it never rains on Gran Canaria when he saw that we started to get worried about the dark clouds in the sky. The first night we went out to eat and to drink cocktails […]