Relaxing and Hot: Tenerife
This place is gorgeous. We got here almost five weeks ago and I could happily live here forever. A bottle of beer is 50c from a place down the road. Coffee is about one euro in most cafes. Add in the friendly people everywhere, a multitude of gorgeous beaches lining the coast and the beautiful lonesome scenery and you’ve got yourself a real holiday destination.
One of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is frequented by vacationing Brits. Pale, overweight, zooming around on their hired motorised scooters (those things should be reserved for the handicapped), they dominate the tourism scene in the South, and it’s for this reason I highly recommend staying in the North. We’re in a place called Santa Cruz and a lot of the locals don’t speak much English. This might sound like a roadblock, but everyone we’ve chatted to seems to be only too happy to stumble through half conversations.
While we’ve been here, I’ve been getting into the hit craze of ‘vlogging’. Yes, I’m very late to this particular party, but I’m here now. It’s a fantastic way to keep people up on your travels, and I love making films. The act of shooting and editing pleases me. Check some out!
While we love the place we’re staying, Santa Cruz, hiring a car opened up the whole island to adventures.
Once we got that car, we used the google machine to find some sights worth seeing. First stop, a 5000 year old tree…
We decided we needed to find some waves. Most beaches in the populated areas are calm beaches, inlets from the sea with no major swells. Lovely to laze in, no good for body surfing and splashing about. We asked around and heard that Benijo is a beautiful place, so we geared up and took a drive, bringing along a gorgeous German for the ride.
Being here for five weeks meant we could go exploring more than most tourists can. We took a trip down the South West part of the island in search of rock pools. The town of Garachico is well known for having bad luck due to a volcano eruption demolishing the town, then earthquakes flattening the place once it was rebuilt. As a result, there are lot of old crumbling ruins, and Tenerifians have managed to make it into an attraction. The best part of all though: Nature’s Wave Pools.
Ah, the good times we had. Nearing the end of our month in Tenerife, we decided we’d do a day where we simply got into the hire car and drove. Any direction for any distance, and we hoped we’d come across a beach. Being an island, this was a hope easily fulfilled.
I present you, our last video in Tenerife, Lucky Dip Day
And that concludes our trip to Tenerife. Next stop is a fourteen hour whirlwind trip of planes, trains and automobiles to Lecce, Italy.
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