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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Port Saplaya

We went to see our pals who live in Bétera near Valencia again this weekend. Apart from a trip to the mountains and into Valencia city we went to a seaside town called Port Saplaya. There's a big housing development there where each block of flats and each house is designed to be different to the rest. The idea was to build something unique and with the same watery feel as Venice.

It looks quite good. Unfortunately the designers forgot that there's not much of a tide on the Med; certainly not enough to swill the water around inside the development. Like Venice it got a tad smelly in summer. There are now huge pumps to slosh the water around a bit when necessary.

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