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... reveal palm trees and cactuses, now adorned with their springtime blossoms of yellow, orange and pink. (A movie coming out soon, Exodus, was filmed here, the part where Moses crosses the Sinai Desert.)
The name of the Canary Islands does not come from the bird but from the Latin Canariae Insulae, meaning "Island of the Dogs," the name given to Gran Canaria by visiting Romans who found the islands inhabited by a large and ...
... would have to do our packing later. But never mind that for now; the weather looked as though it would be a lot better today so we were going to make the most of our last day.
We disembarked the Braemar and enjoyed a pleasant slow stroll along the harbour. Gran Tarajal is, apparently, one of the biggest towns on the island and owes its success to the fact that all of the island’s tomatoes were once shipped from here. From ...
... traders can't wait to pounce on you to sell their wares but here in Gran Tarajal we were greeted with a smile FREE!Almost half the Islands population live in Puerto del Rosario, the port town and is the Islands capital since 1860.Following Spain's departure from the Sahara in 1975, 5000 soldiers of the Foreign Legion were garrisoned here. Their quarters are still used ...
We are warmly welcomed at the hotel for our 5 night all inclusive stay. Our room is very spacious with an excellent balcony and sea views. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens.
We spend the next few days relaxing locally and travelling around the southern tip of Fuerteventura.
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We head south and travel through some scenic sand dine areas and then through some small roads over and through the mountains. There are numerous volcanoes and lava flows in a variety of colours and contrasts of texture. The small towns are very interesting too, particularly Betancuria which is very pretty with interesting buildings and colourful flowers.
In the evening ...
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