Travel Blogs from Playa del Ingles
... beer. The papas are boiled in very salty water with the skin and served like that, but its the mojo that is the important part of the meal. We then walked down the paseo by the sea for a while, on the left we had the buildings and moutains, and on the right we had the vast sea filled with ships, tankers, cargo ships and three oil drilling platforms under construction, so that scenery was not the best.
... about the apartment, he gave me a pair of keys and I gave him rent for this month. The way he smiled at me is what made me doubt this whole thing, it was as if he knew something I did not. Once in Las Palmas the taxi driver dropped me on the right street but the building number was nowhere to be found, and then he drove off. I walked back some 20-25 meters and found the correct building. The moment of truth was if either of the keys worked with the front door. If ...
... Vegueta. The architecture is Spanish and Canarian. Unfortunately, the Museum of the Canaries closed at 2 pm (on a Saturday!), but I did visit the Cathedral of Santa Ana and Columbus House Museum. Christopher Columbus stopped and stayed in the Canary Islands on each of his four expeditions, to provision his ships and prepare for his voyages of discovery of the New World (what he thought was India).
With the smell of salty sea air and the taste of adventure we left sunny Las Palmas behind passing by some gigantic sea vessels. From giant oil rigs to tankers, container ships and German vessels of war all dwarfing the catamaran we were sailing on. After a week on land the motion of the sea was alien again and required several days to get used too.
We were finally underway, it felt good, ...
... as he just told us the basic step for trying to get up on the wave. So we got in the water and spent the 2 hours face planting and swallowing a lot of water. It was tons of fun and I wish I was there longer to keep trying. I did manage to get up and ride the wave a few times and it was awesome. So cool. Need to move to Cali or Australia and just spend all my time surfing! When I was told that it was my last run I wanted to ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility