When we first got there we thought that everything was shut down, most of the buildings in our area looked as if they were closed for the season
. Suprise! Suprise! All of the places turned out to be bars, and there were so many of them. Within a 5 block radius around our place there was about 25-30 different bars: in basements and above other places, it was a never-ending row of tiny bars. People were crowded around eachother, so many that some hungout in the alleys around the bars. That night we realized just how much spanish peopled partied, no matter how old they are. We went out and then after we went to bed, we randomly woke up around 6am and everyone was still partying. The spanish schedule is something like this: get up and work until 1pm, then nap until 3, finish work early evening, chill out and grab some tapas (fingerfood appetizers) around 7pm (visit with friends for a few hours), dinner at 11 or so, bars and clubs the rest of the night into the morning, and finally before going home, a quick stop at KFC (yep, even in Spain).
Alicante is a college town, with students coming from all over. We met people from Norway, France, Italy, Russia, and so on.
We aren't really sure why we chose to go to Alicante, maybe because it was in the south of Spain where it would be warmer. We rented an apartment for a month, well it was a room in this spanish house. The whole house was renovated, everything was brand new. Our room had a nice bed, microwave/oven, tv, a couple desks, dressers and a balcony with an awesome view. Basically we got a sweet place for a great price, it was 270 euros for the whole month. It was great also because we met some other travelers/students that were staying in the same house. The family that owned the house were also really cool people, not to mention there was a punk rock bar in the basement of the house. I was suprised that there were many punk rock bars in the area, spanish people love punk music. Two great combos, they love punk music and love to party, what's better than that?