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Friday, July 22, 2016

UK & Canary Islands Travelogue | The Most Beautiful Place Ever

With nothing much planned for the day in Tenerife, we decided to head off after breakfast to the park nearby to take a walk before we took the ferry back to Gran Canaria. The park nearby was huge, in comparison to the parks we usually find in Singapore at least, and there were so many people going about their days.

We saw kids dancing in the park with their teacher, dog owners play with their furry kids in an enclosed space with obstacles for the furry ones, families enjoying a stroll in the shade, even some sitting quietly alone loss in thought. 

We were blessed with calm waters this time round and the ride back to Gran Canaria was pleasant without the rolling of the waves. The food on the other hand though... By this stage in the trip I was frantically craving Chinese food so badly. I'm the kind of person who doesn't think twice about how much I love Chinese food until I leave Singapore and then I crave Chinese food like mad.

I was desperate enough to actually order fried rice on the ferry and it was pretty horrible. The rice was definitely undercooked and hard as rocks and tasteless. I was so sad because I really wanted it to be decent, not necessarily the best fried rice I've ever eaten but at least something decent.

Ham and Cheese Baguette (€3)

Fried Rice (4.75€)

When we reached Gran Canaria, we headed directly to our hotel to drop off the luggages and this is probably one of my favourite hotels on this trip. The back of the hotel has Santorini vibes, and overlooks the ocean. The beach behind the hotel is on fleek as well.

Our original plan was to head up the mountains but it was late in the afternoon by the time we settled down in the hotel room so instead of making a trip up the winding mountain roads, instead we decided to head to Acuras which was a nearby village.

There was complimentary tea and cakes available beside the pool area and that was where we went to. The tea was pretty watered down and not that impressive but the cakes were really delicious. I, of course, went for all the chocolate ones.

After tea, mum and I wandered down to the beach side and boy was it breathtaking down there. There weren't many people around which made the place all the more magical. Pictures really do not do this place any justice.

There weren't many food places around our hotel so we opted to have dinner at the restaurant that was directly opposite our hotel. The dinner set menu was really affordable. For 10€, you get access to the buffet and a choice of one main dish.

There was a really good selection of salads (pasta, potato, vegetables and so on), cold meats, even desserts and fruits so I thought 10€ was a really good price to pay.

Cod Loin in Portuguese sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast in Demi-Glaze sauce and Baking Potatoes

Teror Vegetable Stew
Zucchini, carrot, onion, tomato.

Thank you so much for reading! x

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