Jun 022010
A Visit from fellow Casa Rural Owners!
No sooner had the weekend’s despedida party left on the Sunday, than we received a phone call on the Monday to enquire whether we could accommodate a couple for 2 nights.  We could, so shortly before lunchtime we had the pleasure of welcoming Jean-Philippe and his partner Thomy to our home.  Originally from Switzerland, they were taking a well-earned break from their working lives, in the form of a brief honeymoon (they were married a couple of weeks ago), and had spent time in Valencia city before beginning the trip home – and staying with us for a couple of days’ relaxation along the way!
It turns out that they also run a Casa Rural, inland from the Elche and Alicante area.  They were really great people to have stay with us, and it was interesting to talk with them and exchange ideas about the type of lives and businesses we run.  Of course, we had so much in common and it was refreshing to find that we were not the only ones who had encountered certain problems in establishing this kind of business in a country that was new to us all.  They spent their time mainly relaxing around the pool on the Monday, and then dined with us in the evening.  On Tuesday they explored Gandia and Playa de Gandia before spending some time on the beach itself before returning for some more relaxation around our pool.  Tuesday night was spent having a really enjoyable barbeque together and talking afterwards in the garden about ideas we all had for developing our businesses.  A thoroughly enjoyable visit from two very nice guys, and we shall certainly stay in contact with each other in the future – and probably visit them in their Casa Rural when we feel the need of a short holiday ourselves!

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