Wednesday, 17 February 2010
WHERE IN THE WORLD WEDNESDAY: TALES FROM A HEN WEEK . . .
It's Wednesday and it's time for Classy In Philadelphia's feature "Where in the World" Wednesday.
This week I'm in Torrevieja, a little town in Spain near Alicante where I went for a hen week (I suppose this is the equivalent of a bachelorette holiday in North America) in May 2008. Having just broken up with someone at the end of February 2008, it was just what I needed.
Above is the last night on our roof terrace before we headed out for the BIG celebrations (the other five nights had just been leading up to this...)
One of the first night's out, where me and the girl beside me were presented with roses by random dudes. Does it sound romantic? Yes. Until I tell you that neither of the guys had any teeth and were NOT attractive...
This is the point where you thank your lucky stars that YOU are not the one getting married. Having to do a pole dance in the middle of a roundabout in daylight dressed in barely any clothes . . .? Not the best? (Thankfully she had a fab figure AND pole dancing lessons under her belt...)
Me showing off my (limited) gymnastic skills in the middle of the same roundabout several days before, but in the middle of the night. Later that night, we all ended up in the back of a random white van - the guys had just driven past and some of the girls had managed to convey to them we wanted a ride. AND amazingly, considering we HAD no Spanish, they GAVE us a lift AND didn't kill us. Wow. They also ended up having a party at our flats but I had given up and gone to bed by this time. (Did I mention the only person there older than me was pregnant and gave up and went home after two days?)
Posing in the street in Torrevieja on our last night. A random security guard snapped this pic for us.
Like most Scottish Catholics, when abroad we gravitate to Irish pubs. This was one of those times . . .
This is me and the bride to be above. I felt like a bit of a heffer next to her...
Up on our roof terrace another night.
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