Our Travels

Our next travel adventure is Cape Town

A few weeks ago we were discussing where we should travel to in October/November for our next adventure, we wanted it to be a long haul destination and batted around a few ideas, including Thailand, Far East & South Africa. I wanted Mike to influence this trip as Morocco had been something I’d wanted to do for years. We finally settled on South Africa and decided that we would go in November, straight after the World Travel Market in London…

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Naviera Armas Ferry – Arrecife to Las Palmas

We were planning a trip to Gran Canaria from our home in Lanzarote, and our first thought was to fly there and hire a car. But I decided to look at the comparative costs of using the ferry service, and I was surprised to find that they were broadly similar, so we elected for the ferry, on the grounds that we could take our own, convertible, car and enjoy cruising around Gran Canaria. It turned out to be a classic…

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Riad Dar Mayssane, Rabat

When we were planning our trip to Morocco, everyone was saying that we should include at least 1 riad, for us that was the Dar Mayssane in Rabat. Isabelle, the owner contacted us prior to arrival to check how we were travelling and what time to expect us, she gave us instructions how to find the property and where to park. On arrival Isabelle greeted us and showed us our room, La Belle Endormie on the top floor of the…

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Hotel Palais Medina & Spa, Fes

We weren’t planning to stay at the Palais Medina & Spa in Fès, however we weren’t happy with the location of our accommodation we’d booked, so we cancelled and reserved a room at this 5* hotel. The hotel is situated on a main road, opposite the medina and next to a good sized shopping centre. We booked a standard double room with bed & breakfast and were allocated one with a lovely view over the pool and medina. Our room…

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Canary Island Hopping With Binter Airlines

I was in the middle of a holiday in Gran Canaria, but I needed to get back to Lanzarote for a meeting. It seemed crazy, but I checked online and found out that it is not only possible to fly from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote and back in the same day, it can also be quite cheap if you avoid peak times! I left Las Palmas at Midday, and returned early evening having had my meeting, and the whole thing…

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Tenerife Trip Planning

So we’re all organised for our trip to Tenerife. As always, the aim is to try a few excellent hotels and to discover what makes the island “tick.” That means spending some time travelling to all parts of the island, and seeing both the tourist hot spots, and the hidden gems we always seem to discover on our travels. We’re flying Binter again on one of their little island hoppers – did you know all passengers get a 20KG luggage…

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Sands Beach Resort, Costa Teguise

Sands Beach Resort is on our doorstep, and we train there often as we’re members of the triathlon club based there, but that didn’t stop us from checking it out with a short break! It’s 4 star status suggests that it’s a cut above the usual “complexes” in Lanzarote, and that’s reflected in the fact that accommodation there is mostly small bungalows and villas, rather than apartments. First Impressions The entrance is seriously grand! There’s a huge canopy over the…

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Bohemia Suites & Spa, Playa del Inglés

We were on holiday in Crete when we met Alex, who is a hotel promoter. When we told him we lived in The Canary Islands, he said: “You MUST go and stay at Bohemia Suites & Spa in Gran Canaria – you’ll love it!” We rarely pass up strong personal recommendations, so we booked a two night stay at the hotel almost as soon as we returned from Crete. Alex had told us that there had been a huge investment…

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Our Travels

Last trip: Tenerife South

Next Trip: Mainland Spain road trip

Fave Trip so far:

Julie: Cape Town

Mike: Hong Kong

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