Hotel Rural Orotava
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... down to Santa Cruz for dinner, and we all looked super snazzy for our farewell party. We all met outside this incredibly fancy restaurant (the Casino--not like Las Vegas casinos, but more like social clubs), and took an obnoxious amount of group photos, selfies and final shots with friends. When we finally ended up going inside this restaurant--which was the most upscale place I've ever been in (and probably ever will be in)--we were escorted to one of the most fancy dining halls ...
... before. We arrived at the unit at about 8:15 as we always do, and we spent about 45 minutes in the morning meeting where all the doctors gather together to discuss various patients and particularly challenging cases. To be honest, I'm sure what they were saying was very interesting, but I was so tired from waking up so early that I could not understand a single word of what any of those doctors was saying, and I quickly found my head bobbing as I struggled ...
... how they form caves, while also getting to see some creepy huge spiders and experience complete pitch black when we all turned off our headlights. In addition to the eerie atmosphere this cave held, the guide told us about this one trench (40 kilometers deep) where an old woman apparently fell and never came out of. The popular story is that she haunts it, which I could not handle believing, because in the dark, that cave was scary.
Tomorrow we are going to the ...
... area and I was determined to do it without any walking aid; consequently we did not get far by normal standards but my stroll in the park pace with stops at various waterholes achieved a reasonable standard.
The town buzzes with tourists from all over Europe and their languages sound like various parts of a great orchestra with differing tones and sounds,some are soft and smooth, others seem to flow up and down the scales in staccato while the ...
... trip, and since it's been awhile since any of us have had semi-American food, we all dug in.
The next morning, we went on a hike in a northern part of the island called Teno--a mountainous region. Since we were at such a high elevation, the vegetation was very similar to that of deserts--all kinds of cactus and weird flowers/shrubs that only grow in places where water is in short supply. The views from the trail were totally amazing; we were right on the edge of the ...