part of last year and the few months this year I wanted to get away and get away from such problems and just completely forget the world. With my best friend in tow, we headed to Tenerife.
Early morning of the 16th of March, Ellen and I awoke at 3:15 to a cold morning full of excitement knowing we are escaping the cold and life problems of the U.K. We made the journey over to Birmingham Airport to await our flight at 6:40 to Tenerife. Checking in online beforehand was simple and let us roam free around the airport why we waited, letting us indulge in a Weatherspoon’s breakfast. In previous flights I have been very nervous about the whole flying experience but this time I was calm and actually enjoyed the 4-hour flight. Ellen and I played hangman for most of the journey to pass the time. Finally, we arrive in Tenerife to a very cloudy south side of the island. Ellen and I both looked at each other thinking “Oh god, please tell me the weather will get better”. We then had to find our transfer that was taking us to our hotel which didn’t take much time. Our transfer took us 2 hours to get to our hotel as we were at the south airport and our hotel was in the north. Driving through Tenerife was really beautiful, seeing sights that we may have missed if we hadn’t of gone on the transfer. Getting closer to our hotel and the blue skies appeared.
We drove around a mountain and there in front of us was where we were staying, Puerto De La Cruz with the beautiful sun beaming down on it. Arriving at our hotel the receptionist told us of a deal on about the hotel rooms, where we can upgrade for an extra 40 Euro (20 each) to get a better room. The receptionist took us to the room where we booked and instantly seeing the room we upgraded as the room was just terrible. However, the room we upgraded to was not. Very sophisticated with a balcony which is perfect for the evenings to sit outside with a drink!
After settling into our hotel room, we changed out of our airport clothes and went to explore what Puerto De La Cruz has to offer. Finding the beach and an awesome spot for photo taking we rounded up our trip with a lovely meal at a stunning restaurant as we hadn’t eaten since the Airport breakfast and we headed back to our hotel.
7 o’clock the alarm rang for the second day where Ellen and myself got ready and made our way to breakfast. The first time we had come down to breakfast. There was such a selection of things to have. I didn’t really want anything too heavy as we were going to a water park. So I settled with just toast and my very needed coffee. Today was the day we were heading to Siam water park. 2-hour bus journey later we arrive at Siam park with excitement. The sun was shining and we was ready. The water rides were amazing, apart from nearly dying on one of
them, they were so amazing. After a few water rides we were seriously adrenalined out, so it was time to hit the Siam beach, which was a fake beach with its very own wave machine. We got ourselves an alcoholic beverage and lay on the sun loungers and basked in the sunshine. We kept heading to the water and then back to our sun loungers to bask in the beautiful sunshine. 5pm came and it was time to return on our 2-hour bus journey back to the hotel where we went out for a meal.
Day 3 we had a lie in after the excitement of the water park. We hit breakfast at around 8.30am and again I wasn’t really feeling much of a breakfast again, as long as I had my coffee I was okay. Today we decided to go and explore Puerto De La Cruz and see what it has to offer. The streets were filled with people being a Saturday. The streets were cobbled took us on a windy path of the North island, showcasing the
little shops and restaurants it has to offer. The streets were filled with street performers and little side stalls. After a long walk around the north side of the island, we decided to head back to where we know and go for some lunch. We didn’t feel like anything too filling so we had a panini from this cute little shop. It was huge and really filling. After lunch we decided to hit the sea salt pools. The beaches aren’t that great in the north so there is man-made pools that have sea salt in them that are pretty much the same as the beach. You had to pay 5 Euro to get in but it’s totally worth and the aesthetic in there was just perfect for some amazing selfies.
The water was freezing but once you had been in there for a while you were fine. Once we had a little dip in the pools it was time to lie in the sun and soak up some rays. It was then time to return to the hotel and get dressed up for my birthday meal. We found a gorgeous little restaurant on our walk around the island. Right next to the sea with a stunning view, which we thought was just perfect for a lovely meal. We left the hotel around 7sih for the meal and as we sat down it just started to rain. This was not good as we were right next to the window which was open to the elements. We ordered our food and some alcoholic beverages. Well, a bottle of wine for me and by the time we had started drinking those we totally forgot about the rain. I ordered the chicken which came with a side of gorgeous chips. 4 glasses of wine later I decided it was time to return back from the meal. The rain had finally stopped so at least we didn’t have to walk back in the rain. The walk back was so funny as we were both a little tipsy from the alcohol but we got there in the end!
Sunday March the 19th. My birthday. I had finally reached 25 and I woke up and walked out onto the balcony and realised that I’m very lucky to be here and that whatever happened in my life has made me stronger and that I’m still here. Taking in the view, Ellen and I decided to go down for breakfast and I was having a super breakfast as it was my birthday. After breakfast we decided to go to Loro Park. A gorgeous zoo that holds an array of animals. To get there it was a transfer, but this was no ordinary transfer. A bright yellow train took us there. Which was lovely because we saw more sights that we wouldn’t get to see on foot. Arriving at Loro park we already purchased our tickets and could just go straight through. We saw so many different animals and went some shows to see bigger animals perform. After a busy couple of hours from walking around and watching animals preform we decided to hit the yellow train and headed back. When then went to the nearest supermarket to buy some wine and a cake for my birthday celebration later on in the evening. Could we find a birthday cake anywhere? nearly 3 shops we had to go and finally, we found a cake. We then headed back to the hotel and just laze around on our balcony. Soaking up any sun we had left. While doing so Ellen heard the door go in our hotel room and when we went inside we found they had given me a bottle of wine for my birthday with a card wishing me a happy birthday which was so kind of them. As the sunset over Puerto De La Cruz, we sat on our balcony drinking wine and having a laugh. It was just so nice to not have to worry about anything. I blew my candles out on my cake and cut Ellen and myself a slice. As it was getting late we decided to retire from drinking and eating cake as we were up early to catch our transfer to return home.
6:45am came and we awoke with dread and unhappiness knowing we were returning back to the cold weather of the UK. we rushed down stairs for a quick coffee and then waited for our 2 hour transfer to the Airport. Our flight was at 12:40 to return back to the UK. Arriving home at around 5:05pm to the cold and rainy weather of the UK.
I had an amazing time and for those 5 days, I realised just how much fun I can have and just how amazing it is to get away and experience another country. Troubles and problems are now gone. I’ve realised there is no point holding on to feelings and problems when nothing will ever come of them. I’ve let go and feel so much better for it. From now on I will just have so many laughs and creating memories with people that really mean something to me. I wouldn’t have been able to do this holiday without my amazing best friend Ellen. She seriously made this holiday so special and so amazing. She’s an amazing girl and we had so much fun and so many laughs.
I’ve done a video of our holiday which is below. Here’s to the next adventure ♥