TENERIFE: From the UNESCO site of San Cristobal de la Laguna to Los Gigantes, plus a proposal I couldn’t say ‘no’ to!

Here’s my last entry about our trip to the volcanic Canarian island of Tenerife last month. 🙂 Carl and I enjoyed traversing through the mountainous landscape, spending great time watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, feeding wild birds with the giant Los Gigantes rock formations in the background, getting amazed by the smart … More TENERIFE: From the UNESCO site of San Cristobal de la Laguna to Los Gigantes, plus a proposal I couldn’t say ‘no’ to!

TENERIFE: Learning more about the volcanic island thru the bustling capital city of Sta. Cruz (Things to see & do)

After spending a fun day at Loro Parque, Carl and I packed our bags and traveled by bus to Sta. Cruz, situated on the northeast quadrant of the volcanic island. We planned to stay there for a few days, during which we would spend time with his mother and stepfather and celebrate his birthday. It … More TENERIFE: Learning more about the volcanic island thru the bustling capital city of Sta. Cruz (Things to see & do)

TENERIFE: Visiting Loro Parque, TripAdvisor’s best zoo in Europe!

Disclaimer: I do not condone the caging, abuse and matreatment of animals in general. Animals in Loro Parque are well-treated and well-fed, and for that, I am thankful. Only through parks and zoos like Loro Parque can I get a better of view of the animal and plant world, i.e., without putting myself in danger! … More TENERIFE: Visiting Loro Parque, TripAdvisor’s best zoo in Europe!

TENERIFE: Exploring the stunning resort town of Los Gigantes + dolphin- and whale-watching and feeding wild birds

And here comes my second entry this year! 😉 Last month, Carl took me to a wonderful trip to the Canarian island of Tenerife, located west of Africa. The island is known for its majestic black sand beaches and rocky coasts, the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island in the world – Mt. … More TENERIFE: Exploring the stunning resort town of Los Gigantes + dolphin- and whale-watching and feeding wild birds

Málaga, SPAIN: A one-day trip to the vibrant provincial capital and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso (Things to see and do)

Málaga, the vibrant capital of the Province of Málaga in Andalusia, was my final destination during my first trip to Spain. It was a brave solo travel by buses from Calahonda to the bigger city of Fuengirola, and on towards Málaga. The scenery of the Spanish coasts from the bus was undoubtedly beautiful! Although the speedy driving … More Málaga, SPAIN: A one-day trip to the vibrant provincial capital and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso (Things to see and do)

SPAIN: Of deserted beaches, crowded fish restaurants and an ancient fortress in Zahara de los Atunes

Zahara de los Atunes is a small village in the province of Cádiz in Andalusia, south of Spain. Ideal for sunbathing, short sightseeing walks, and seafoods (especially the red tuna) dining, the town has been a favorite stop-over destination for visitors in the region. It has wide fine sand beaches kissed by aquamarine seawaves, desert species … More SPAIN: Of deserted beaches, crowded fish restaurants and an ancient fortress in Zahara de los Atunes

SPAIN: Exploring Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in western Europe

As the title suggests, the port and city of Cádiz in Andalusia in southwestern Spain is an ancient jewel for local and foreign visitors alike. It offers beautiful beaches, well-preserved fortifications, majestic cathedrals among others. It is one of the places where one should know a little bit of Spanish to get a message across. … More SPAIN: Exploring Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in western Europe