“La Máxima Libertad”
Alfas del Pi is known for having more foreign residents than Spanish residents. It is somewhere, that as a town, has never particularly appealed to me. Mainly, I think, because it doesn’t have a beach.
But, don’t let that put you off. If you’re heading to the Costa Blanca, then make sure Alfaz is on your ‘to-go’ list.
If you don’t have a car, you can access Alfaz del Pi by bus.
The number 10 will take you into the centre of Alfaz del Pi. You get the Number 10 from Avenida Mediterráneo. Buses are regular passing every 20 minutes.
I’m starting to become a big fan of walls. They seem to make outfits pop and some of them are like works of art. Maybe this is just the blogger coming out of me?
Anyway, Alfaz has plenty of pretty walls to admire, if that’s what you’re into.
“For two years I walked the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ’cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”
– Alexander Supertramp. May 1992.
We all know I love a good Spanish quote. It’s become one of my consistent features on my blog: adding a Spanish quote at the top. Making one for this post was super easy, thanks Alfaz!
So, travellers, if you’re looking for an ultimate aesthetic wall, this one in Alfaz del Pi might just be the one you’re looking for. I mean, it even has a traveller quote on it!
Just past the roundabout, where the bus drops you off, there is a sweet shop.
The Fini brand makes some of the best Pick and Mix sweets. Most of them are 5 cents. There were the old style pickers and a plate to put them on.
I really was like a child in a sweet shop.
Kids will absolutely love the number of sweets in there. There were 8 blocks of sweets to choose from, each having 15 different sweets in them.
Now, I’m not the best at maths, but to my calculations, that makes 120 different sweets.
The problem you’ll face is choosing which ones. We ended up spending €4. That big bag lasted us for the entire show of Aladdin.
Wine and Tapas Bars
Something for the grown-ups?
Alfaz del Pi has a large selection of wine and tapas bars. The wine was definitely tapas wine, if you know what I mean, then you know! There really is no other way to describe this?!
We had a drink before heading over to the Casa de Cultura. My wine and Alex’s coca-cola came to €3.60, so it was definitely a good price.
Though, I was bothered that everybody else was given tapas with their drinks and we weren’t. We’re too quiet to say anything though!
Aladdin at Casa de Cultura
The Casa de Cultura is located a few minutes walk from the bus stop.
Inside, there is a small theatre. The seats are fairly unique. They are organised by odds and evens. All of the odd numbers are on the left hand side as you walk in and all of the evens are to the right.
This caused some confusion as people were not too happy, they thought they weren’t sitting together. (they were!)
We watched a fabulous show of Aladdin. The show was really unique, adding Nicki Minaj, Spandau Ballet and even a variation of the Four Top – Going Loco Down in Acapulco.
“You can find what you’re seeking, when you get to Peking and it won’t take long!”
I don’t think I’m going to be getting this version out of my head anytime soon!
My favourites definitely were Wishy-Washy. They really brought the characters to life. The cast was all ages, it was super cute to see the really young ones involved and dancing away on stage.
Alex and I had a great time singing along to all of the songs. Especially A Whole New World.
It made a change to watch a show and head to the theatre in Spain. It was all in English too. During the interval, there was, of course, a raffle. We may not have been able to cope when the first number was called and we were ONE away.
I wanted that Simply Delicious package, I’ve been wanting to try that out!
I did manage to get some Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut from the sweet shop, which I DEFINITELY enjoyed. Yes, it was gone in 10 seconds.
Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is like gold dust over here. With limited places selling it, I do miss my favourite chocolate. If you’re coming over to Benidorm, all gifts of fruit and nut are greatly received. Kidding, kind of…
Broadway Academy of Alfaz del Pi
The show of Aladdin was created by the Broadway Academy of Alfaz del Pi, which you can find on Facebook here.
They are a dance and musical theatre academy for children and adults, teaching classes in English. If you’re thinking of moving out to the Costa Blanca, but are worried you or your child will be leaving the dance and drama clubs behind, then you can always sign up to this academy.
To join, you can find all the information including the phone number and email address on their facebook page.
They regularly hold shows, pantomimes and charity shows, so make sure you keep an eye on their Facebook page for future events.
All photos were taken by myself or Alex
A few of you have asked me how you can send me something for my upcoming birthday, so if you fancy sending me a cup of coffee for my birthday, you can send me the cost of a coffee securely here!