The Big Blue

June 30, 2010

by Maya

Happy Wednesday everyone. It’s high noon of the work week and this is definitely a good thing. Luckily my spirits have been considerably lifted by the fact that my boyfriend and I have finally booked our summer holiday. It’s nothing special, just a package holiday to Gran Canaria. But … I am absolutely dying to go since I haven’t had a summer vacation for 3 years. I am in desperate need of a break and there is nothing like watching the Atlantic Ocean unleash its power and feeling the sand between your toes to take your mind off things and help regain one’s focus. I have loved the sea since I was a child. Just the sight of it makes me giddy with excitement.

This will be our third trip to the Canary Islands. We have already been to Tenerife and Fuerteventura. The Canaries are not as crowded and touristy as other typical European holiday destinations. Fuerteventura is actually the most deserted.

One would say that there isn’t anything to see, just sand and water. They are right. If you want a party or culture you will be disappointed. But if you wish to see the most beautiful beaches in Europe this will be the right place to go.  (I definitely recommend renting a car.) I love Canarian cuisine … papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatos) with mojo sauce are just yummy. And it will be a great opportunity to reactivate my rusty Spanish.



  1. by Charlie:
    I was there a couple of years ago and it was beautiful! On this island you have all the climate zones, (except snow ;-)) from desert to rainforrest. And the Dunes of Maspalomas are famous… .
    Make sure you have a (rain) coat with you going up the mountain.
    Discover the cactus park and Puerto de Mogan, a very picturesque little town.

    • Our hotel is actually at the dunes of Maspalomas. 😉

  2. ❤ Canarias y patatas con mojo!

  3. by Gibson Hummingbird: Are you guys going to fly with AB?

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