Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Road trip to Mount Teide

Road trip to Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands, Spain

 “To visit Tenerife and not to see the Mount Teide is like to come to Rome with no intention of seeing the Colosseum”, that’s what I thought when I was checking Tenerife travel brochure in the morning.  So, on the last day of our vacation we finally went to see the famous Peak up-close. Spoiler alert: best decision ever!

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Accommodation in Tallinn: TALLINK hotels

Accommodation in Tallinn, Tallink hotels, Estonia

There are three Tallink hotels in Tallinn: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel, Tallink City Hotel and Tallink Express Hotel. I’ve stayed in all of them more than once. And in this post I would like to share my accommodation experience.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Flipper Uno. Aboard the pirate ship

Puerto de Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary, Islands, Spain

After watching Pirates of Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003 I got obsessed with the wooden ships, and ever since I was hoping that one day it will be possible to sail one. I also remember how excited I was being onboard the Russian frigate Shtandart during the Turku Tall Ship Races in 2017. If someone asked me then would I leave my 9 to 5 job and join the crew for a minimum wage, I would happily say yes without any hesitation.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Las Americas and Los Cristianos

Las Americas, Tenerife, Spain

The only thing we wanted to do after a long and exhausting day we had yesterday was to take it easy and have as less driving as possible. And since we didn’t want to spend the whole day in the apartment or by the pool, we went to see one of the most famous beaches in Tenerife, Las Americas.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Puerto de la Cruz and the sea of clouds

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

For our fourth vacation day we wanted to do something special. Something big. A real road trip! But not just any road trip, we were planning to drive around the whole Tenerife island and make at least four stops on our way: Puerto de la Cruz, Mirador la Tarta, San Cristobal de la Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spoiler alert, it didn’t go as planned.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Los Gigantes

Vigilia Park Apartments, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain

I thought it would be nice to have one day when we don’t need to drive anywhere. A day-off for my husband since he is the only driver in our family. Yep, I am 30+ and I still don’t have a driving licence. Why not? Well, first of all, driving schools are extremely expensive in Finland, and secondly, I work in Helsinki center and it’s much easier to come there by public transport than by car. Although I admit, sometimes driving license can be really handy during our travels.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Costa Adeje and Monkey Park

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

I woke up early in the morning but kept my eyes shut as long as I could. The surreal feeling hasn’t left me, and I was almost sure that all our yesterday’s adventures were just a wonderful dream. But as soon as I opened my eyes and looked around, I breathed a sigh of relief. The dream was actually a reality. Good morning, magical Tenerife! And good morning, beautiful ocean view!

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