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Tenerife, an oasis of nature and peace to rest and enjoy. Or at least that’s what you might conclude from the video down below.
But let me tell you how it actually was for us.
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Two hours before the departure flight to Tenerife I was giving myself manicure at home. I won’t mention about my partner, but neither he was ready. What a relief! 🙂
Then “Panic, panic! Call an Uber, we are late!”. I was wearing half of my sport wardrobe because we usually don’t buy cabin luggage. The ticket is cheaper, so we save money for another holiday. We were lucky to live very close to Schiphol. When we got to the airport, I felt like I took a bath due to the many clothing layers. Then, surprise, the flight was 2h delayed.
Arrived in Tenerife. Met with our friends. Took the rented car and the keys for the booked villa. Amazing ocean view and big villa for that reasonable price. Went to Carrefour, bought polenta and feta cheese and cooked an MBS (Mamaliga cu branza si smantana, a Romanian traditional dish).
Next day, the fun started. Bad weather in Anaga, rain, wind. Lucky with our mountain boots, waterproof clothing. Did a hike. Laurel arches. AMAZING, fell in love with Anaga!
Next, Teide, active volcano. Due to a knee problem, took the cable car. Mountain top, not very spectacular (as the Hawaiian volcanoes :D), but still beautiful and a unique place. Strong smell of sulfur dioxide.
Then, relaxing. Beach, sun, cliffs. Much hotter than in Anaga. In the evening, barbecue in our villa’s yard.
Next on the list, kayaking among dolphins. Big group. Kayak capsized in the middle of the ocean. One mobile phone fell into the water (surprisingly, but not mine:D). Ocean, 40 meters in depth, as the guide was saying, so the phone was for ever lost in the Atlantic Ocean. Scared of what happened, I refused to go snorkeling and I preferred to stay in the kayak to look after my belongings (2 phones, 1 DSLR camera, 1 GoPro – now I realize I was completely crazy to take them all with me on the ocean).
Next, Masca village. Narrow, winding road. Very beautiful village. Sneak in through a closed door that led to Masca Barranco. That trail is officially closed. Went a few hundreds of meters until we heard the workers. Went back to the village. Chose another trail. Noisy goats, amazing weather. The sun burned us.
The last day, hiking among high cacti. Abundant vegetation covering the path. Got lost. Arrived in front of a 3 meters long spider web. Detour, getting deeper into the wild. Steep terrain, used the camera tripod to lean on it. High risk of slipping and getting injured into the cactus thorns. Finally, managed to reach the path again.
All in all, a cool experience, sometimes adventurous.
The island was for us unexpectedly beautiful and cheap. I want to visit it again and go to Siam Park, the biggest water park park in Europe, with one of the highest waterslides in the world.
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Until next time, leave your worries behind and keep on exploring the world!