Ten months in one place is a lot for us; ten months away from the sea is inconceivable. But not only did we survive, we loved our inland city of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where we lived from September 2014 to July 2015. Although it’s home to 200,000 people, it feels more like a village than a city. Its charming town square and main street are always full of locals meeting for a drink or a chat, and there are plenty of great places to eat.

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Plaza de Cervantes

The roses are out in Alcalá!

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Plaza de San Diego

The roses are out in Alcalá!

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Alcalá is full of convents, and I quite like this view of one of them. This is a statue of San Diego of Alcalá outside the convent of las Clarisas de San Diego.

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Architecture

Alcalá by night is just as spectacular as Alcalá by day, but in a darkly charming way.

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I love the buildings of Alcalá!

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Not the sea, but…

We love Alcalá — the only thing missing is the sea. At least we have a river, though!

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Moments

Cyborg-style street art in Alcalá de Henares. I've never seen Don Quixote quite like this before!

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This is the view from my uni class last week — it's like a magic garden.

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