Getaway in Italy

Finally we managed to get away for the weekend, and we drove to our (becoming traditional) “nest” in Grado, Italy. We so needed to unwind and chillax πŸ™‚ In addition to laying on the beach (if it’s warm enough), we were hoping to do some windsurfing (if it’s windy enough). And we were lucky with both! Such a great little vacation!

On Sunday there was crazy wind, and our beach became was crowdedΒ to the last spot with kite surfers and windsurfers. I only went in the water in the morning, because the wind was too strong to be out there without a harness (which I still don’t have). But Derek stood out there pretty much the whole day, and right at the end he busted my sail -yes, he was surfing with mine, because the wind was too strong for his huge 7 meters. I was very disappointed because I was really looking forward to going again the next day when the wind calms down. So we decided to fix it ourselves with tape and a sturdy shopping bag! πŸ˜€ I tested it the same morning and it held perfectly well! Good thing I’m not ashamed of going out with a piece of shopping bag on my sail πŸ˜‰ I really don’t care, as long as it goes.

Here is me fixing the sail on our balcony.Β fixing the sail during Grado getaway

And here is me going with the sail, proof that it works πŸ˜‰Β me surfing in Grado during Grado getaway

We celebrated our 7 months with a nice dinner in the old town. It was also our 2 years of being together! We got married on the 12th of October 2013 and we started dating 12th of May 2012 πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

aniversay dinner in Grado Β celebrating 2 years during Grado getaway

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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.

hotelmontefeliz

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