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... one area we were told the huge Russian development had only sold 10% of the units and let a further10% having 80% just standing idle. Several other sites had been built to varying levels and clearly stopped when the cash ran out leaving broken hearts and loosing thousands of euros for the unlucky investors. Such is the story of an economy reliant on tourism.
There was one small coastal town which felt good even though it held quite a few ...
... as curious about us as we are of them because they would roll on their side and look me right in the eye! They were delightful! We found a couple of pods of them and followed them for quite some time. I must say that I loved every second of it. They are mesmerizing. And frankly it was very moving. I found myself crying at one point. No idea why. Was just moved. Not sure what this says about me. But in other news I also cried at the Opera ...
... lime green Opel Corsa that we christened "El Ray". This turned out to be a great decision because we not only had a blast cruising all over the island but it was also SO nice not to have to rely on buses and taxis and have everything scheduled just so to be able to get around. Plus we just looked cool :). The day after we arrived we went for a drive down to tourist central: Playa de las Americas. THIS is the place to be as an overweight drunken tourist who just spends their ...
... The islands are getting ready for Carnaval which starts this weekend. We found the main shopping mall areas with many shops and restaurants, and yes, weird people! The streets are narrow and colorful and any open area had sidewalk tables for coffee and sweets. Stages were under construction in any open areas for the bands that would play throughout the weekend.
We didn't have a lot of time since the ship was leaving pretty ...
... I enjoyed ham salad, sandwiches, crisps and several glasses of wine, as we wouldn’t be getting a meal on the plane (budget airline and all that).
Eventually our flight was called and we made our way to Gate 9 to board. The aircraft was around half an hour late taking off, then we were airborne and on our way back to Blighty. At least it was only a four-hour flight this time, and not 14 hours the way it was last January ...
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