|All the players!|
As you might know, usually the chess players have no time to see something else, besides the playing hall. I got lucky, I had a free day at the beginning of the tournament and half a day at the end:) To be honest, I didn't expect Benidorm to be so beautiful and now I am looking forward to come back!
Due to the unique skyline formed by its numerous tall hotels and apartment buildings it is sometimes referred to as the "Manhattan of Spain" or "Beniyork", which is unlike any other on the Costa Blanca (White Coast). Benidorm's initial growth in popularity can be attributed to the package holiday explosion, and continues year round, due to the night-life based around the central concentration of bars and clubs. The large number of free cabaret acts that start around 21 hours and continue into the early hours set Benidorm apart from other similar resorts. The city has a special micro-climate all year round thanks to the mountains which surround the town, no wonder it was so warm in December! (we had 25 degrees!)
The following video gives you an insight of the Benidorm's atmosphere:
And a few more pictures:
|A delicious drink - strong coffee on top of condensed milk!|
Although, I am not sure it's on everyone's taste.
It's very sweet but very efficient against a heavy head during your game:)
|Our Hotel: Gran Bali in miniature and my artistic skills:)|