A FACEBOOK group for Benidorm with 98,000 members has gone into meltdown after one questioned: “Why do people go to Spain to eat traditional English food, watch English TV in English pubs and drink English beer? It baffles me.”
The original post by Adam E on the Benidorm Seriously group provoked a barrage of responses until an admin turned off comments as she had “better things to do than to keep deleting comments with swearing.”
Group member Jane answered the post with: “Because it’s cheap and hot I don’t go abroad to taste different foods or beer I can do that at home. I go for the sun and to have time off away from home.”
Lee-Anne explained: “I’m a very fussy eater and we save very hard for our holiday and spends so If I paid for something and didn’t like it I’d then have to spend again for food I do like. I will try certain things tapas paella, stuff like that but tend to stick with what I know and why shouldn’t I. My holiday to do with what I like really. I’m not doing anything wrong or hurting you. Each to there own I say. Happy hols. x”
Vicky reasoned: “It’s up to each individual whether they eat traditional English food or try Spanish food. At the end of the day it’s the person themselves paid for the holiday and it’s up to them to enjoy it whatever they want.”
But some Brits took issues with the original poster’s comments.
Gary B said: “We don’t we love trying al the Spanish food and the tapas etc.”
Mark also added: “I always go local and avoid English places when I can. But I do like some of the English places.”
Margaret Williams chipped in with: “I love the old town, drinking sangria and eating tapas.”
“Each to their own. Not everyone likes Spanish cuisine, same as not everyone likes Indian or Chinese etc. Everyone can eat what they want. I personally eat a variety of English, Indian, Tex Mex etc. I don’t really go for Spanish food as not really to my taste, ” said Steph R.
And Christine B rounded things off by saying: “I don’t like Spanish food, Spanish telly and Spanish beer but I like the Spanish sun!”