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.
Plaza de Cervantes
One thing I love about Alcala is the unexpected events I seem to always be walking into: so far we've seen a wine festival, various markets, and countless unexplained processions. Last night on leaving uni I stumbled across a dance party in the main square — they were trying to break a Guinness world record for most couples dancing a particular kind of dance. It was awesome.
Plaza de San Diego
Not the sea, but…
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