"A year long drunken memory blank!" Top 5 Page for this destination Benidorm by helsbels

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i'll start by telling you why i came...

it all started christmas 2002, when i was gettin ichy feet again and me and my friend charlie decided to get on, jack it all in and get away. we planned to learn a bit of the language and the culture, have some fun for the summer and earn some money to move on afterwards.
At the beginning of march 2003, we were on our way. we flew in to barcelona and travelled south until we found somewhere we didnt need to know the language and could find work. Benidorm stuck out on the map and after getting destracted for a month with the large measures of cheap vodka we got our act together and found work. Spent a year there and loved every minute-except being robbed a couple of times, but don't let that put u off! If i stayed much longer i feared i'd never leave, maybe i'll go back and settle one day but i'm pretty sure there's more to life than Benidorm.

What you can expect......

Something for everyone, sun, stunning beaches, shopping, all sorts of nightlife from shows and good food to drinking and dancing. Ideal for young people for partying in the summer, also plenty to do for families, winter more aimed for older people but still plenty to do for everyone.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Booze, Booze, Booze! you can drink 24/7 if u want to!
  • Cons:New town has little to none culture, but that doesn't really matter for a holiday!
  • Last visit to Benidorm: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 14, 2004
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  • May 4, 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Sorry, but the phrase 'ablo inglais' means 'do I speak english!' The correct phrase is 'habla (usted) Ingles?' 'do you speak English?' (the 'h' is silent, and usted is optional nowadays, but should be used when speaking to strangers)

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:08 AM

    Very good information here - only thing is, what number bus do we get from the Airport to Benidorm :) Thanks Rosie 65

  • Apr 5, 2006 at 7:57 AM

    Just returned they are getting very nasty with people why dont people just walk past

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    Aug 8, 2005 at 9:17 AM

    Thanks for the help Neil

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    Nov 29, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    Oh dear, lots of drunken memories coming back, thanks

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    Sep 22, 2004 at 12:31 PM

    Very very nice VT Benidorm page,... always good memories,... thanks, greetzzz RoyJava

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    Aug 16, 2004 at 5:38 PM

    You`ve done pretty well yourself! Thanks for putting Benidorm on the map for me!

  • May 4, 2004 at 4:48 AM

    Helen, nice start...awaiting more.

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