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Small business trip to Alicante

One day I received an invitation to a job interview that was being held in Alicante. So, as you can imagine I couldn't miss an opportunity visit this wonderful city and gain some experience in international corporation.

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My trip to Alicante started with a flight from Riga to Oslo. I was taken there by a very small almost like a private plane.

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In Oslo I took another plane from SAS company. It was my first time using it and I was really surprised to find out it had an onboard wifi connection. Couldn't wish for more on a plane. Really great company.

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First of all I had to go to an interview. This is the place I got off the bus. Alicante is straight ahead.

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But I have to say that this is probably one of the best bus stops I've ever seen.

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And here is an office building I was heading to.

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After the interview I headed straight to Alicante.

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The temperature was really hot. Too hot I would say.

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Not many people on the streets as well, since it's Fiesta and nobody is working in the middle of a day.

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The old part of town in Alicante.

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Really small clean streets.

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In the middle of it is Mount Benacantil and Castle of Santa Bárbara.

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Mount Benacantil is a mount that dominates the urban part of Alicante, and is the characteristic image of the city.

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The Castle of Santa Bárbara is a fortification in the center of Alicante. It stands on the Mount Benacantil 166 m heigh.

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View on Alicante, Spain.

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Coastline of Alicante.

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On top of it of course is a Spanish flag.

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On top of The Castle of Santa Bárbara.

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Port right in the middle of the city.

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Watching early sunset.

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Castle wall that goes all the way down the mountain.

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It is possible to get up there using elevator but I didn't want to miss the views so I took a long walk.

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Really small and tourist friendly part of the city.

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Lots of different restaurants, bars and cafes.

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At night it gets a little bit cooler, and it's much easier to walk around the city.

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Much more people that at daytime.

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Funny truck.

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One of the largest trees in Alicante and in Spain. They are really huge. Remind me of an "Avatar" movie tree.

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The later it gets the more people appear on the streets. I suppose it's more of a night city.

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Some classic souvenirs.

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City center.

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The Castle of Santa Barbara on the background.

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Local casino.

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Seashore at night. Lots of people are having night meals or take a swim. The water is really warm.

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The same view in the morning.

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Sooo good.

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Since in Latvia it was already cold and rainy it was like a small holiday for me.

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Please correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's 1980 308 GTSi Ferrari.

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Main streets of Alicante.

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A fish market. Spain is famous for it's fresh fish. This one has been caught just this morning.

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Fruits are just amazing. So fresh and juicy.

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Spanish turron which is made in Alicante. A must try thing if you ever visit Spain.

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Once again the same "Avatar" trees at day time.

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It's so old that many trees have been joined together to form one big tree.

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So huge it can't even hold its own weight.

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Couldn't resist buying one earlier at the fruit market.

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Pedestrian path, Alicante, Spain.

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As you can see I was the only one there. No people at all what so ever.

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Well, almost. These guys are everywhere. :)

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Sitting by the docs.

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Local entertainment ship. It stays in one city for a while and then heads to the next one.

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Great view on the city from the pier.

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Alicante, Spain.

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Time to go back home. Thank you for the wonderful weekend.

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