Crevillent Part Two

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all of you who are following our blog! Last night was New Year’s Eve – nochevieja here – so we headed into town at about 11pm with our bunch of grapes, and were surprised to find the streets empty and all the bars closed – it … Read more

Crevillent Part One

After spending ten days in the madness that is Benidorm, it was good to move inland and back to normality. Crevillent is a medium-sized town around 25 km from Alicante, with a population of 28,000. It has a moorish-style old town with lots of narrow lanes and alleyways making it very easy to get lost … Read more


It’s only 15 miles (or 25 km) from Calpe, but Benidorm is another world! It’s certainly very different from when I came here as a child back in 1974. According to Giles Tremlett (author of Ghosts of Spain – recommended reading) Benidorm “is to package tourism what Las Vegas is to gambling – the undisputed … Read more

Calpe Part Two

We’ve enjoyed our second week in Calpe (or Calp as it’s know to the locals), going out and about every day. The weather has stayed warm and dry, which certainly helps. Thursday was ‘Constitution Day’ which this year marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the country’s constitution in 1978, a key milestone in … Read more

Calpe Part One

Leaving Valencia we steered clear of the AP7 toll road, and drove the 150km to Calpe on the national roads. The weather in this part of Spain has been great – sunny most days with hardly any rain, and daytime temperatures in the 20’s (though it does get quite chilly at night). We need to … Read more

Back to Valencia – Part Two

A very brief update. We met up with Clare and Sarah on Friday afternoon and spend a fantastic weekend together seeing the sights and catching up. Clare’s now returned to the UK, Sarah has flown down to Sevilla, and tomorrow we will be driving to Calpe. Mike

Back to Valencia – Part One

The weather took a turn for the worse as we left Benicàssim, with heavy rain having caused severe flooding in the Valencia area the day before. After stopping to fill up with LPG, we arrived at a very busy Valencia Camper Park. It was the final weekend of the Moto Grand Prix (motorcycling) season at … Read more


The main reason for going straight to Benicàssim from Girona is that there’s a Euromaster in the next town where we could get the van’s front brakes and tyres changed. We found a campsite with great reviews on CamperContact and had reserved a pitch for a week, giving us enough time to get the van … Read more


It took less than an hour to drive to Girona. The aire is very well located, a 10 minute walk from the old town, and a bargain at €12/night. The attendant was very friendly and super helpful, giving us information leaflets and a map of the city. He didn’t speak any English and I made … Read more

From Montpellier to Roses

Having arrived in Montpellier a day earlier than expected to escape the snow in Millau, we ended up staying there for three nights. The aire was located on the outskirts of the city, secured by an electric gate. All the while we were there, the weather was atrocious with almost non-stop heavy rain regularly turning … Read more