Friday, January 18, 2013

Back from Tenerife, the Neighbour Island

Hello everyone! I am back from the Neighbour Island, and wow! I have had such a great time, and again, I am completely blown away. 


Remember I told you I previously had prejudices about Gran Canaria? Well, it wasn't really about Gran Canaria, but the Canary Islands in general. I quickly learnt that I was so wrong, but because of those stupid prejudices I wasn't expecting too much from Tenerife either, as I have never really bothered to learn much about it. In fact, the main reason for the trip was a ticket to see Cirque du Soleil's Alegria. A huge fan of Cirque du Soleil could not pass up on the opportunity to see them now that they were "so close", right? Oh well, if nothing else, it was a great excuse to plan a trip and go see another island!

Having incredible beaches right off my door step in Las Palmas (and Gran Canaria in general), beaches were not on the menu for Tenerife. So, just like in Gran Canaria I wanted to see if I could find unexpected things, stuff that most tourists don't find or know exist. And I think I did!

Like this beautiful magical forest, El Bosque de las Mercedes. More on this later, it was a little bit like a forest out of a fairytale. Beautiful!


.... and a pretty old town, La Orotava, with lots of the typical wooden Canarian balconies (reminds me I have not written about them yet!) They are all over Gran Canaria as well. And I will get back to this town later too, because of a wonderful event celebrated there.


And going to the National Park of the highest mountain of Spain, Parque Nacional del Teide. Spectacular!
(What you sometimes can see from Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas)


...and more... I am so full of impressions (and new photos, or well my computer is) and I need some days to digest it all! Wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Have you ever been to Tenerife, and did you see any of these things?

22 comments:

  1. Har akkurat bestilt tur til Bahia Felize :))) så da blir det gran canaria på oss i august. nedtellinga begynner hihi
    Vi var på Tenerife en dagstur i fjor, nydelig øy og mye mer frodig enn gran canaria. Det vil si at det er jo mer skyer og fuktighet der. Vi var i Loro Park, nydelig dyrepark med et fantastisk spekkhoggershow! Har ikke vært på selve Teide, men den så vi da vi kjørte med bussen. Man kan se Teide på klare dager fra Arguineguin - Amodores :) Gleder meg til å se flere bilder fra turen din! Ha en fin dag. Klem fra det kalde nord.

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    1. Fint å ha noe å se frem til i vintermånedene, er det ikke? :) Jeg synes jeg har funnet mye frodige områder her på øya også jeg. Veldig grønt, de sier at jorda er takknemlig. :) Det regner ikke så mye, men jorda tar til seg det den får og det er mange grønne områder, nord og midt på øya. Vakkert! Har bare ikke fått skrevet om det enda, jeg har liksom bilder til hundrevis av poster men så dukker alltid noe annet opp og så blir det liggende. Men det kommer :)

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  2. And it truly does look like a magical forest! So eerie and beautiful and foreign. Share more pictures :)

    ps. Cirque du Soleili is something i still havent seen yet, but can't wait!

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    1. I will share more pictures, I promise :)
      Cirque du Soleil is spectacular, worth every penny!

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  3. It looks amazing! I have never been to Cirque de Soleil, but I'd love to go some day!

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    1. I think you do :) It really is spectacular!

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  4. Canary Island is great, isn't it? Everyday the weather is good, people are friendly, and you can enjoy of landscape like this... You are lucky!

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    1. Hi and thank you for stopping by! What you say is so very true! Weather is great all year around, people so friendly and the islands really have beautiful landscapes!

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  5. wow!! I just love every picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day!

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  6. i've never been to tenerife but it looks stunning!

    <3

    ps. we are now giving away a Msdressy $80 giftcard!

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  7. I can't wait to read more about that forest and see some pictures! Looks very promising!

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  8. la Orotava, did not impress me, but los acantiliados de los Gigantes-yes!!!

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    1. Oh I thought Orotava was a nice village, but los acantiliados de los Gigantes... darn I missed that!

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  9. So pretty. I love charming little towns.

    And your post on Cava? I learned something new today.

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  10. A friend of mine told me about a camp on this island and about how much fun she had there, too. So I decided to leave my fear about Gran Canaria aside and booked my holiday. Wish me luck :)

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    1. Why would you have a fear of Gran Canaria? :)

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