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2 October 2015

Week 41: eating at Moments, wine tasting, BBQ in Benidorm

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After all the travelling in the first part of the month, this was an ordinary week spent working, cycling and enjoying Alicante life.

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The sun sets behind the mountains during my after-work bicycle ride:
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It is always a good idea to turn around and look at what is being illuminated by the setting sun:
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Crossword puzzle in the park:
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Tree roots:
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Most people are still asleep as I walk my dog:
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Cats on Calle Tridente, on my way to the gym. This is a large abandoned plot of land with some leftover construction materials which provide shelter for a large number of cats. People from the surrounding neighbourhood feed them:
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One day we went for lunch at a new restaurant on the beach near my office, called Moments. It is an expansion of one of our perennial favourite restaurants, Capricho de Raquel, so we came with high expectations and were not disappointed. Both the surroundings and the food were excellent:
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Explaining the choices:
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Amuse-bouche:
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Crema catalana to finish the meal:
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Another day I went for lunch at a vegan restaurant near the Mercado Central. Beforehand, I took a short walk in the surrounding streets:
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Fruit and vegetables here in Spain are better than anywhere else I have lived or visited:
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The fish section is usually the most photogenic part of the market:
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I did some shopping for the weekend at Beer Shooters:
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And I peeked into a laundromat with colourful walls:
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On Friday afternoon we had a wine tasting at the office. Natalie Opstaele and her husband are originally from Belgium but have run a winery in South Africa since about 2000. Here, Natalie checks the wine before the tasting begins:
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She did a wonderful job talking about their wines but also about life in South Africa:
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Explaining the wine:
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Serving the wine:
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The tasting is over, and Natalie relaxes with her sister, who works at our office (that is why Natalie was in Alicante in the first place):
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Corinne enjoys a glass of wine:
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The eating and drinking continued Saturday evening, when we were invited to a BBQ at the home of a Dutch-Spanish couple in Benidorm. Here are two (Spanish) guys at work:
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Interested onlooker:
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Hot dog:
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Finally his efforts are rewarded:
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