Personal | Holiday Snapshots #1

Even though I’m already stocking up on winter items, I do feel the need to prolong my summer holiday feelings just a little while longer. With this mini series I’ll give you a little intake on what I’ve been up to during my week of internet-absence and who knows maybe you’ll feel like visiting Gran Canaria on your next holiday? I for one had a blast and I’d love to go back (even NOW, if I could)!

First up is some pics of the boulevard of El Faro (meaning lighthouse) I talked about in my previous post. It’s located alongside the coast of Meloneras (super romantic at night) and has various dining facilities and shops. Food is so cheap, I had baby squids in garlic sauce with vegetables and a typical Canarian dish, potatoes with mojo sauce, which was only about 10 euro. During my lunch we also had a little visitor :D. Ok well, not that a 80cm lizard is very little. Some people’s feet found themselves quickly in the air. HA! Shopping-wise Mint was my favorite store of the area with their big range of designer brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Armani, Burberry etc. They have several stores on the island and also on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

I went on 3 excursions hosted by our travel agency, Jetair. One of them was going on a 2 hour boat trip to spot dolphins and whales. Of course there wasn’t a guarantee we would actually see some, but there are a lot of species living in the area, our chances were pretty big. First we would take the bus to Puerto Rico where the boat was waiting to set sail. Along the way our guide gave us some useful info about the island, the inhabitants, its history etc.

Upon arrival the people from the previous tour didn’t look so happy, so we started to doubt wether we were actually going to see some whales and/or dolphins. Unfortunately I couldn’t get any pics (everything happens so fast) but we did see a whale, sea turtle and flying fish. Oh yeah, and some seasick people too! And before you ask, NO it wasn’t me. I got sick as a kid once during a dolphin spotting trip in Crete, no way I was going to make the same mistake again! Luckily the boat crew had prepared enough barf bags. But of course, taking a Touristil beforehand is always a better option.

I thought it was a great trip, even though we didn’t get to see much of the animals. The sea breeze felt great and I came back ashore a happy camper.

I have some more holiday posts on the way, including some info on where to eat and shop! 🙂

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