Our Cool Honeymoon, Part 3

After a very exciting week in Bahia Feliz, we headed north. We took a very comfortable and fast bus to the center of Las Palmas, and from there took a short walk to our next hotel. For the last week we chose Hotel Reina Isabel, a beautiful and comfortable hotel on the beachfront. Reina Isabel is proud of its 9th floor spa which offers magnificent views of the sea and the bay. The best thing-it is included in the price! Another awesome feature is the outdoor pool on the 8th floor-again, fab!Β 

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We were very pleased with the hotel and its service. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to junior suite because the room we booked was taken! We really enjoyed that extra space πŸ™‚ When the air temperatures started dropping outside, we moved from the beach to the spa and the gym for some exercise.

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Las Palmas has a lot to offer, but we limited ourselves to walking distances. We were thrilled to discover Museo Elder, the Science Museum, just 10 minutes away. Actually, Derek was thrilled more than me at first but then I read in the brochure in our hotel room that this is an interactive museum, which made me excited to go. The museum was really interactive-from sitting in an old fighter plane and being able to operate some commands to testing the speed of sound and visiting a space station, they had it all covered. We spent a whole day there.

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Oh, forgot this one-“us in the desert”, the film studio in the museum πŸ™‚ Don’t we look good on big screen? πŸ˜›

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And, of course, more dinners-I just had to put these two in because you can see the wine bottle on both, our favorite from the trip, the wine of our honeymoon πŸ™‚ It’s of Spanish origin, San ValentinΒ from Torres. We brought a few bottles in our suitcases back to Austria πŸ˜‰

I think all honeymoons are beautiful and cool, simply because they are honeymoons. That’s what makes them so special and unique. Do you agree?

Hope you enjoyed this report!

Nina

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Our Cool Honeymoon: Part 2

Here is the second part of our honeymoon in Gran Canaria. After 5 days of soaking up the beauty of nature in Rocca Negra, we packed our bags and traveled to southeast. Our destination: Hotel Monte Feliz in Bahia feliz. Now that we were rested and fresh, we were ready for some action πŸ™‚ And Bahia Feliz had a lot to offer! During our one week stay there, we windsurfed almost every day, went for a quad tour in the dessert, and for a jet ski safari.

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We chose this hotel because it was convenient -a 5 min walk from the beach, neat, and good price – which was our priority this time because we were intending to splurge on different activities πŸ˜‰

surfingtextThis was the first time for me to try windsurfing. I took lessons at Club Mistral. Bahia Feliz is one of the top windsurfing destinations in the world and I was a little bit afraid that it would be too challenging for a beginner like me. I was lucky-the conditions were perfect for learning! But I also need to give big credit to the amazing instructors at Mistral, they are doing such a great job. I was able to go already after the first lesson, somewhat awkwardly, but I went πŸ™‚ On the pictures above, you can see me and my instructor Michael, always giving instructions πŸ™‚ Derek was so happy that I liked it, he has been surfing for years. And now we can do it together πŸ™‚ Well I didn’t just like it, I loved it! I highly recommend Club Mistral!

grancanyonofThis is us on the quad tour. Another first-timer for me! So Derek allowed me to drive for as long as I wanted to, and I did drive for more than an hour (the trip lasted 2 hours in total) until my thumb started hurting like crazy and I couldn’t speed anymore! So we had to swop πŸ™‚ The tour lead us through the rocky dessert and many times we had to drive over big stones, uphill, through the valleys, and make tight turns-so cool! Once we stopped at the biggest canyon of Gran Canaria.

jetskiJet ski safari: during and after πŸ˜‰ We went a little crazy due to all the speed! Haha. This was the first time for Derek, I already did it two times. I can tell you, I DID NOT enjoy being the passenger. AT ALL. I really don’t like not having control. But when I was driving, yeah, then it’s a different story πŸ˜‰ Amazing!

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And, as on a proper honeymoon, we also had romantic dinners πŸ™‚ My favorite one was the one above, which I call “dinner in white” πŸ™‚

This is all for this time, hope you enjoyed it! Next time I will show you the 3rd part.

Nina