Experiencing Tenerife’s Traditional African Market in Santa Cruz

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the blissful sound of the countryside. I walked through the dark villa, slats of brilliant sunlight lighting up horizontal lines on the red stone floor. My feet slapped quietly on the cold tiles. One by one, I approached the wooden shutters, pulled down the heavy grey iron bolts… Read More

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Deciding to Travel to Tenerife Just Before the Pandemic Began

January 2020. I sat on the soft sofa in my living room, allowing myself to sink into the deep cushions. I felt so low. It was a feeling I was well acquainted with. Feeling like I didn’t want to do anything, not even things that would normally make me happy. Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19)… Read More

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Eating Tapas by the Beach in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is famed for its party scene and being one of Tenerife’s main tourist hubs along the southern coast. I tend to avoid anywhere that is filled with British-like pubs playing football and serving chicken nuggets but Los Cristianos is different. Los Cristianos has sentimental value to me. A couple of years ago, this… Read More

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Treacherous Road to Casa del Vino

It has been a successful morning of exploring Teide National Park. After soaking up the beautiful surroundings, it was now time to wind down with some wine tasting at Casa del Vino which literally translates to ‘The House of Wine’. Lewis and I loved sampling natural wines in Kefalonia at a vineyard called Sclavos wines.… Read More

Monday, 9 September 2019

Exploring Magnificent Teide National Park

When I booked my flight to the volcanic island of Tenerife, there was one stand-out destination that I knew I needed to visit. It had dominated my bucket-list for years, ever since I saw it plastered over post-cards in tacky souvenir shops. The iconic landscape didn’t make it onto the reverse of Tenerife’s old currency,… Read More

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Our Luxury Villa in The Mountains in Tenerife

I never imagined that I would stay anywhere like this. I stood at the foot of our huge villa which was sprawled out in front of me for as far as my eye could see. This land was ours for the weekend. I almost felt like Simba looking out over the pridelands. Everything the light… Read More

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Proposal in Tenerife

I knew Lewis was going to propose. The exact extent of my involvement is quite funny, mostly because everyone thought I was oblivious to what was going on around me. The first hint that something was amiss was when Lewis was driving me home after an evening at my mum’s house. He couldn’t stop grinning… Read More

Friday, 23 August 2019

Kefalonia, I Love You!

The sun reached its peak in the sky before slowly crawling to the west. This afternoon, we’d be following the dying trails of the sun over to the west peninsular in Kefalonia. However, before we left the east coast altogether, I wanted to have one last stop-off to allow this part of the island to… Read More

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Why Melissani Cave Left Me Feeling Disappointed

I remember sitting at home and browsing on my laptop for things to do in Kefalonia. Although I don’t tend to do that much planning before visiting a place, I do like to have a basic idea of the best spots to visit. An image of a vibrant cyan cave caught my attention. The water… Read More

Wednesday, 21 August 2019