Why is Elche also called Elx?
Palm Trees, Lots of Palm Trees
Anyway, Elx or Elche isn’t really a tourist destination. It is, however, famous for its palm trees. The Elche Palm Grove with over 200,000 palm trees has been around since time of Muslim emirate It was proclaimed a World Heritage site in 2000.
The city is a only 26 minute train ride from Alicante. Yesterday morning Susan and I jumped on the Cercanias train and went to see the palm trees. It was worth it.
I’ve never seen so many palm trees in one place. We spent the day enjoying the palm trees, taking in the Huerto del Cura or Priest’s Garden, and just wandering around.
We also enjoyed an inexpensive (1 euro) but delicious glass of wine. The wine was so inexpensive it took me a minute to believe it when I asked for the bill. Dos euros can sound a bit like doce (12) euros.
Jamie wants “life on gentle cycle” to be a story of enough rather than a search for more. His focus is on simplicity, quiet presence, low impact travel, and mostly on living gently. He also manages the technical aspects of GentleCycle.net