Arriving in paradise 进入天堂般的海岛
07.12.2007 23 °C
This morning, 9am, we flew to Teneriffa, Spain. It took us about 5 hours to arrive the destination. As soon as we reached this island, the sunny weather and warm temperature made us feel very comfortable. We love this feeling, just like in the summer, because compare with the cold Austria in December, Teneriffa is really much more nicer.
From the plane, we could see the famous volcano Teide of Teneriffa.
Now our plane arrived Teneriffa airport safely.
It was our plane, Austrian Airline (Lauda). The food was just so so, but the service was quite good.
At Teneriffa airport, after renting a car, we went to the parking place to put our luggages into the car.
Our hotel is Parque Santiago III, it locates in Playas de las Americas. In this small town, there are 3 Parque Santiago hotels, ours is the 3rd one, also is the biggest one, and the most beautiful one.
It is the entrance of the hotel. Christmas day is coming, so people can see many different christmas decorations.
Now my honey was checking in.
In this hotel, there are many different types of rooms, from the normal apartments to the luxury villas, all the guests can choose their favorite ones.
As for us, we just chose the normal apartment. The price was cheap, but the room was very cosy and clean. We were all very satisfied with it.
Now we left our room, and wanted to walk around the big hotel. It looked like a garden, every corner was as beautiful as a picture.
They had three swimming pools in the hotel.
This is the biggest one of them.
Leaving our hotel, we kept walking around. Now we arrived a big beach, there were many people swimming, fishing, surfing or playing volleyball.
Now we entered the shopping center.
Right around our place was the nicest area of the town, with the most beautiful hotels and most expensive shopping centers.
But we had to go to the supermarket to buy some food and juices for tomorrow's hiking. The prices of the things in this supermarket were much more expensive ( about 2 or 3 times ) than other ones.
All the streets near our hotel were very neat and clean, with beautiful decorations.
When walking there it nearly felt a bit like fancy land.
After shopping, we left the food and juices in the room, and then kept walking around.
Now we walked along the beach to the other side of the town.
There were many restaurants and souvenir shopps along the beach.
Such a beautiful sunset!
After the long walking, we were very hungry now, then we chose a restaurant to taste the delicious mixed grilled seafood.
After eating, on the way to the hotel, we visited the shopping center again. It looked completely different at night, and the christmas atmosphere was very strong.
This is the entrance of our neighbour hotel. It looked like a greek or roman temple with a pyramide inside.
A very impressive view, but unfortunately too big to capture nicely on photo.
Just across the road was another hotel which had a fancy water show in front, with water "dancing" to the music.
Literally every tree on the street was covered with light effects or christmas decoration.
Returning to our hotel now!