Let the ocean wind blow sand alongyour cheeksat LasDunas deMaspalomas, Gran Canaria
Choose adune,take a seat andwatch.Look around you, see thesand dunes transforming continuallyby the oceanwinds,followeverygrain of sand, listen to thesea in the background.Yes, LasDunas deMaspalomasin the South of Gran Canariais a fine place.The vast, sandyfieldsneverget boring.
Go surfingduring sunsetonPlayade Las Canteras,GranCanaria
Pick a colourfulsurfboard, walk barefeetto the beautifulPlayade Las Canterasand settle yourselfinthe warm seawhile the sun is slowly settingandthe foam of the waves turn pink.Surfingat sunsethas something. Getting to know the waves has something.And feetin the sand,thathas always beensomething. My surf experience (daily, I even had my own board)inSouth Africadisappeared somewherebetweenthe waves, it tookan hour before I could stand.I missit andI wouldlike tomove Las Canteras to my backyard.
Hike into thecrater ofCalderade Bandama
OnGran Canariayou canmakea nice hiketowards the craterof the volcanoCaldera de Bandama.Well,you should also hike back up again,but it’s worth it.It isbizarreto standin the middle ofsuch alarge crater.
Drinksangriain anybeautifulCanariancoast village
GranCanaria and Tenerife both have greatcoastal villages.And sangria.And tapas.Get lost inbeautiful,historic cities such asLas Palmas andBandana inGran Canaria, or dive into the local life in Puerto de la Cruzand, my favorite, La Laguna inTenerife.
I wastrulystunnedabout how beautifulTenerife is.We haveexploredtheNorth coastby caranddrove up the mountains as well. Enchantedvillages, mountains, volcanoes,abeautiful coastline, sea, rocks, authenticcoastal villages, banana plantations, I could not be more surprised about a destination. Don’t you think?
And believe me,there are thousands. Whennight falls, we decidetoclimb the Teide volcano. By car,that is.While wefindawindingway up, I want tostop every minute.The views arewonderful,especially when the sun sets and throws her last raysover the mountainvillages.On top the dark, whimsical shapesof the volcanorocks arejust barelydistinguishableandslowly the stars appear in the sky.An astrologeriswaiting for usand tells usnineteen to the dozen about the stars,the shapes thatthey make andwhat they mean. When the moon appears as a huge whiteglobeabove the volcano I just want tolieflat on the groundand stare. And make wishes. Beautiful.
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