I had a wonderful time visiting with my cousins. I spent time with one cousin in her town that is near Benidorm called Polop de la Marina. She drove me around and showed me the beautiful waterfront and later we walked around her town which is very nice. The next day we went to the pueblo Benilloba, and the road there is an adventure that I can't even describe. All I will say is that I made sure to breathe and concentrate on not getting sick in the car! The family home in Benilloba is beautiful but it was much colder than I imagined. They had a fire going for everyone to keep warm and the ambiance was like out of a Christmas movie. It was great to talk with all of them, and I was surprised that for the most part they understood my sub-par Spanish and I only gave them a few laughs with my pronunciation and bad grammar. I had a wonderful time in Benilloba and plan to return as soon as I can.
|Everyone at Christmas!|