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... found the bus station where a very helpful girl told us which bus to catch to visit the old part of the city which was pedestrianised and really pleasant. Another bus took us back along the waterfront to return to the ship for some very late lunch, some time with our books and watching the sail away and then dinner and ...
... a 3rd world country.
So this beach which is the best because of the white sands and the warm water (about 24 C) and air temp was about 29 C and it extends for about 4 kilometers and is lined with sand dunes and a promenade with lots of stores and cafes. There are also many hotels so this resembles in some ways a Florida beach but with sand dunes and mountains in the background.
We did quite a bit of walking before we had our swim in ...
... amble through the bowl-shaped volcanic crater near Las Palmas.
10. Glam up for Garbo's dinner show
Garbo's is a Gran Canaria institution. This glamorous gala cabaret has been serenading audiences since 1997 with showstopping song and dance numbers, and enough sequins to make Strictly's wardrobe department jealous. The atmosphere is electric, and you'll be tapping your feet and singing along with the rock and pop tunes before its dazzling finale.
... Swiss style buckle hat (like your tray Nicola!), standing by a horse and buggy, handed us a map of the island. The name ‘Gran’ arose from the islanders’ resistance to European conquest. In the Middle Ages the French had a go, followed by the Dutch and Francis Drake, but it was the formidable Isabelle of Castille who finally claimed the prize on her third attempt in 1478. Isabelle, the mother of Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, is ...
... to it. The town was covered in Palm trees and the air temperature was 25°C. This is at current, my favourite port. The waters in Gran Canaria were very turquoise, creating the Caribbean feel. Along the quayside and throughout the town, there were many palm trees. After walking from the ship, we went to the adjacent shopping centre where there was free wifi. Thankfully it let me upload ...