20 July 2014

Tenerife Part One

So, we've been home for over a week now, still wishing we were abroad and already talking about another holiday, I thought it was about time to document our holiday to Tenerife. It started as any holiday of mine should, a Burger King at the airport followed by a Duty Free browse leading me to pick up Benefit Gimme Brow for just over £14, something many bloggers had made me want. I didn't realise it was so small! I really do wish Newcastle airport housed a MAC counter. Once in Tenerife, Los Christianos to be precise, it was late so we made our way out to eat, both opting for a lovely four cheese calzone and ended the night with one drink in the hotel bar before crashing. Why is it that travelling makes you so sleepy? 
Unfortunately we weren't greeted with the weather we had been craving, instead, the whole week was overcast with sunny spells on just a few afternoons which was a little disappointing but there was still that Canarian warmth in the air. Since it wasn't exactly sun bathing weather, on the second day we explored the area and ate at the hotel before going on a SUPER long walk, finding some amazing sand castles along the way and seeing the wonderful Hard Rock cafe in all it's glory. This sadly resulted in my poor feet being in agony and covered in blisters, Lee thankfully saved the day with a piggy back. We found a rather nice beach bar and I slurped on a wonderful sex on the beach cocktail, my fave,whilst we watched a gorgeous sunset. We then discovered a local bar and decided to stay there for the night, drinking a tad too much I think. 
A very late night meant a very late morning, meaning missing breakfast and strolling back down to the local for some good English food to sort us out, Sunday dinner was the perfect option and Lee devoured a huge English breakfast. The rest of the day was pretty chilled. Our first excursion took place the day after, a trip to the zoo. That day ended with some good food; the steak, lasagne and cheesecake. The following day consisted of go karting; it was fun but I was terrified and hardly touched the accelerator the whole time as, of course, Lee opted for the fastest ones. That night, on the balcony, we ended up playing good old hang man for a good while before heading out. 
My favourite excursion was a catamaran boat trip where we experienced dolphins and whales in their natural environment, the ocean. It was incredible to see them so peaceful and it was magical when they jumped out of the water without the commands of any human trainers like we're used to seeing. Unlimited drinks and a buffet was included which was fab, although that pesky jelly fish pictured above did decide to sting a few of the fellow tourists whilst swimming in the sea. We took a short visit to the water park, Siam Park, (another late morning after another 'the night before') but could already tell from what we saw that it's a great water park and I would've loved to have gone back to ride on the slide with the flashing lights, if only we had more days. A meal at an Indian restaurant ended the holiday and we flew back the next day after a walk and indulging in our last holiday lunch; a toastie and an amazing chocolate covered crepe. 

Rachael x
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  1. Loved this post! You've really made me feel like I need to go to Tenerife soon :) Glad you had a lovely time!

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    1. Thank you Sophie, it was lovely, I just wish it was nice and sunny too! xx

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  2. That looks so nice! What a lovely holiday, I'm so jealous! Hope this isn't rude but I'm new to blogging and was wondering if you would check out my page? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, it was lovely indeed! x

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  3. I am seriously envious of that boat trip and seeing those beautiful creatures up close! It makes me seriously excited for my own holiday xx

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    1. Aah it was insane, I loved it! I hope you have a lovely holiday Amy! xx

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  4. I'm so jealous! Such a great photos, take me there next time haha
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    1. Aw thank you, hahaa it was lovely! x

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  5. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award here :)

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  6. I went to Los Christianos years ago when I was little and I remember it being beautiful :) looks like you had an amazing time, even though the weather didn't live up to your expectations! x

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    1. It is certainly a lovely place, thanks Kate :) I know, it was a tad disappointing haha but we still enjoyed it! x

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  7. These are such lovely photos! All of that food looks so yummy .. making me hungry LOL. Also, loving the beach shots. I could totally be there right now!

    Lauren xo
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    1. Thank you Lauren :) Haha it was so yummy, especially the lasagne! Aw me too haha, I wish I was back there x

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  8. Loved this post - made me so excited to go on a holiday myself. I will be going on one soon, so excited! x
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    1. Thank you, ooh I hope you have a wonderful time! x

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  9. Chanced upon your blog, hello from Newcastle too! : ) Am a Newcastle Uni student.

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  10. Ah this sounds like such a lovely holiday! It's a shame that you didn't get much sunshine but at least it was nice and warm. The boat trip with the dolphins leaping out of the water sounds incredible.

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    1. Thanks Charlene, yeah it was still warm so that was nice :) Aah it was amazing, I loved it, so nice seeing them in their natural environment x

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  11. Lovely pics! I've been to the Canary Islands a lot and have seen sand sculptures but never have I seen sand sculptures as good as those! Incredible! x x

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  12. *sigh* You're making me want to be abroad! I want to see tenerife, it looks so beautiful...xx

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