Long stretches of fine sand beaches, aqua blue seas, endless sand dunes and a temperate climate all year round — these are what makes Fuerteventura a famous destination for Northerners during winter. A sort of escape from the numbing coldness of ice and snow. The flight from Norway to the Canary Islands takes about 6 hours, … More FUERTEVENTURA: Grandes Playas and Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
Corralejo is probably the most popular town for visitors in Fuerteventura. Located on the northern tip of the island, it faces the Atlantic Ocean and is home to the famous sand dunes which sits by the wide sand beaches of the once was a fishing town. 😉 Carl & I stayed in Oasis Village, a … More FUERTEVENTURA: Amazing ways to get to know the little resort town of Corralejo
Named after the sea wolves that used to inhabit the island, Isla de Lobos is a small volcanic island with arid an landscape — dry, hot, sandy, with rocky coasts and mounds, and rich in desert flora and fauna. It has been a nature reserve since 1982, and is recognized as a special protection area … More FUERTEVENTURA: Falling in love with the little volcanic island of Lobos
Oasis Park is a famous tourist destination for people visiting the Canarian Island of Fuerteventura. It started as an ornamental plant nursery in 1985, housing different species from around the world. Today, it is proud Biosphere Reserve, featuring a wide variety of flora and fauna conserved in habitat-like nature. I was super impressed with the … More FUERTEVENTURA: Oasis Park – a must-see biosphere reserve!
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!
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)
Disclaimer: I do not condone the caging, abuse and maltreatment 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!
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, 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)
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