Except walking around the Old Town and the harbour we went to Teatromano, the Roman theater of Cartagena. It's a real masterpiece and the museum is interesting and beautiful as well. I think it was six years ago since I was there last time. Cartagena, in the region of Murcia, is a real nice city to walk around town, have a café solo, helado and just relax. I keep coming back.
On the street outside of a very nice, and "home-y" café they had these plants. Sadly I didn't get the name oof the place, but it was right outside the exit of Teatromano.
One afternoon dad brought Fanny and me to Nautilus, a restaurant and bar in the south Torrevieja-area. The view was incredible! You could see the whole coastline in the city of Torrevieja and also the big ocean and cliffs around the place. Considering the view and the service you would think it's expensive but you get a cerveza pequeña for just 1€.
On our way, walking by the canal, to Villamartín Plaza and CHE!!! Pizza & Pasta. They have some of the best pizzas I've ever had.
Miss this one already and she left about 14 hours ago.
In one hour it's Thursday. One week from The Thursday, 13th. The Thursday when I leave Spain for Sweden again, fly back home to an empty house, my work and get to know whether or not I'm going to study to become a physiotherapist this fall. And move to another city. I would be lying if I said it wasn't pretty much everything I can think about. I have to get in I have to get in I have to get it. Sure it would be OK if I didn't... but I want it so bad.
This last week I've been on the beach a lot. I think today was one of the first days I didn't spend any time at all on the beach? I've been feeling a bit sick, and hurt my foot a bit while surfing yesterday, so I've been eating and sleeping all day. And playing poker with mom, my aunt and her husband of course. That's a tradition when we spend time together. Although it's been a bit boring and hard to keep track of the hours of the day it's been good to me. Yesterday was full and I slept like a baby tonight. I started by surfing for 2,5 hours with a short water break after maybe 2. I was supposed to stay and surf some white water (because hey it's fun and the waves out there are pretty big...) but as soon as I started paddling Moi, one of our neighbours here, came paddling my way yelling "Victoríiia!! Venga!". So I swallowed my fear and followed him further out. Remember this man has been surfing for 15 years, not accepting (not because he was stubborn, because he wanted me to get the best waves) that I haven't. Although I had some troubles actually riding the waves out there I almost caught a few and started to feel less scared of the waves and their power. It always takes me a while to get there. After working my ass off out there we decided to go get some beer but I didn't feel finished so I got out to the white water and had some fun for a while, catching wave after wave, twisting and turning. My second to last ride I was stupid enough to step off the board with just a step in very shallow water. Somehow my ankle twisted and it now hurts sometimes while walking and just moving it while sitting down. Therefor I decided to skip the surfing today, which was an awful decision. I went to La Mata, north of Torrevieja, to check the waves and it all ended with dad and me sitting watching the nice waves and the surfers for a while. Hopefully the foot will be fine in a couple of days and I'll have at least one more surf day. And not to forget - after playing around in the white water I finally did get my beer. And sunburned. Not tanned. Burned.
Tomorrow will be a slow day as well. Which is exactly what I need. It's the last day here with my aunt, her husband and my cousin so I guess we'll go to the beach, play some more poker and maybe go out to eat dinner. But first I'll have a loooooong night's sleep. With my air conditioning. They installed one in my room so I don't have to sweat half to death before the air from the living room gets to my room. Makes the whole thing much more pleasant! Thanks for that mom and dad!
Love and light,