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Reading some/all of the Benidorm threads it would appear that alcohol plays big in the Benidorm social scene. Do you find that you drink more heavily while you are away in your van for extended periods or are you all general piss heads anyway.....;):)
 
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Reading some/all of the Benidorm threads it would appear that alcohol plays big in the Benidorm social scene. Do you find that you drink more heavily while you are away in your van for extended periods or are you all general piss heads anyway.....;):)
Sorry heading should say inebriated, no I'm not pi$$ed...
 

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Don't know what it's like right now, but when we spent a few weeks there you were just as likely find funsters going cycling or walking as going for a beer. Cameras come out when you are having a beer and a giggle so your view might be skewed. Of course there are always exceptions, some don't drink at all, there will be those that have a drink most days.

My experience is that you can be in party mode for a while, but if your longer term you settle back into regular patterns quite quickly.
 

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I only drink on afternoons and nighttime’s now :LOL:

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I did once spend an extended period with ex pats living in Cyprus. A similar situation to Benidorm. Within six months of their arrival they were Gin soaked. Nothing to do all day but sit on the balcony and get pixilated. It also played a part in marriage break-ups with one party or the other going back to the UK.
 

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I only drink an aperitif before meals, half a bottle of red during meals and something to help flush the fat down after a meal accompanied with my coffee. Rarely drink on the odd occasion am home unless friends are visiting for a barby.
I blame it on the Europeans, as they have alcohol with just about everything. Just look what they did to my brochette, poured brandy all over it and set it alight.
Then you have to have large beers to quench your thirst.
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I did once spend an extended period with ex pats living in Cyprus. A similar situation to Benidorm. Within six months of their arrival they were Gin soaked. Nothing to do all day but sit on the balcony and get pixilated. It also played a part in marriage break-ups with one party or the other going back to the UK.

Gin? Gin?

Haven't they heard of Cyprus Brandy Sours with local cognac and freshly squeezed lemon juice?

Nikos, the barman at Tina's taverna next to the Hilton, used to get just five of them from a bottle - got really inebriated with a Lt/Col. Padre from Canadian Armed Forces.

Now we travel most days in the MH and I am only driver so that restricts the alcohol.

Geoff
 

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Gin? Gin?

Haven't they heard of Cyprus Brandy Sours with local cognac and freshly squeezed lemon juice?

Nikos, the barman at Tina's taverna next to the Hilton, used to get just five of them from a bottle - got really inebriated with a Lt/Col. Padre from Canadian Armed Forces.

Now we travel most days in the MH and I am only driver so that restricts the alcohol.

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Yes we love both Brandy sours and Cyprus in fact we are planning a short break as I speak. You can always guarantee to meet some really interesting people and I have a few gems that I could talk about. We tend to stay in or around Paphos but I know more or less every inch of the south part of the island.:cool:

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A few funsters in Beni but the scene is usually very sociable with drinks ranging from coffee, wine beers or spirits, very rare to see a funster inebriated its quite the opposite really. :wine:
Yeah my eyesight tends to go a bit after a few drinks, I sometimes have to ask my partner who we were out with the previous night..;)
 
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I only drink an aperitif before meals, half a bottle of red during meals and something to help flush the fat down after a meal accompanied with my coffee. Rarely drink on the odd occasion am home unless friends are visiting for a barby.
I blame it on the Europeans, as they have alcohol with just about everything. Just look what they did to my brochette, poured brandy all over it and set it alight.
Then you have to have large beers to quench your thirst.
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That is what you call a glass of beer.(y) Do you socialise with arsonists :)
 

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That is what you call a glass of beer.(y) Do you socialise with arsonists :)

Its a block of something with spikes in. They stick steak in the spikes and cook it, then bring it to the table, tip brandy all over it and set the whole thing alight. This crisps the meat deliciously and the liquor drips into a bowl of rice placed underneath. I never was a rice eater, considering it as a pudding, but the gravy is something else (y).
 

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"How much time do you spend inebriated."
How the hell do you expect me to remember that:doh:
 

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I don't really drink ... until somebody classed as a friend ;) gives me a Baileys and then I laugh for ten minutes .... then fall asleep. :(

Only happens about once every 18 months .. I don't need alcohol to be first on the dance floor or laugh the night away.

 

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We don't drink anymore. We've both given up for health reasons and boy do we feel better for it.
 

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I did once spend an extended period with ex pats living in Cyprus. A similar situation to Benidorm. Within six months of their arrival they were Gin soaked. Nothing to do all day but sit on the balcony and get pixilated. It also played a part in marriage break-ups with one party or the other going back to the UK.
Nothing to do with the location, more to do with the people in my experience.
 

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I did build a brewery in the back garden, made ethanol (vodka) as well then watered down the 22% mixture to 5.5% with tonic water and juice to make the equivelent of a WKD which i named as "Tart Fuel" which i then gave to the girls in 2 litre containers from when they were 15+ to take to parties.
Regularly make my own baileys, have quite a quantity of wines (running short now) but getting ready for the European trip to fill up with this year.
Whilst away we will have a couple of cheap leffe type beers whilst waiting for the dinner to be cooked, go through a bottle of wine between us and then maybe have a vokda or white rum to cap the night off during 4/5/6 hours of an evening.
I would describe us as social drinkers though. That will be highly likely to be every night for a couple of months though, and would rarely consider myself drunk.

Is that bad ?

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