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Costa Cruise 2009: Tenerife, Canary Islands – Geek Turned Athlete

Costa Cruise 2009: Tenerife, Canary Islands

Steve and I took a 12 day cruise the very beginning of December, and I’m still doing recaps for it!  If you missed other parts of the cruise:

For this island, we decided to share a taxi with a fellow cruiser, and tour the island that way.  Here are pics of the port area.  This island was much more urban and tropical than the last one. DSC04589

For our first stop, the taxi driver wanted to take us to the mountains.  He did not speak English, by the way.  Let’s just say I got to review my Spanish after being in Germany for two years.  It was interesting to say the least!  I was glad that I got to use it though!DSC04619

It was freezing up there!  I switched to my jacket after this.  I had no idea that we were going to be up in the mountains, otherwise I would have definitely worn something else besides a dress!DSC04595

This was our view.  Absolutely amazing!DSC04597

It was so crazy to be above the clouds, and NOT in an airplane at the same time.  :)DSC04612

They had a lot of very cool rock formations as well up there…DSC04625

This island also had active volcanoes.  Those lava flows in the background are just a few hundred years old.DSC04687

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After the mountain touring, we were starving and headed back into the town.  It was all decked out for Christmas.

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The sign (below, left) was really cool so I thought that I would take a pic, and the other pic is of the restaurant kitchen that we went to.

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All of these are inside the restaurant where we had lunch.

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This pic is really blurry, but it is the only one of it’s kind!DSC04731

I ordered the halibut with potatoes and salad.  The fish was so moist and flavorful drizzled with an herb sauce.  The potatoes were crusted with salt and had a red sauce poured over them.  The salad was perfect with just lemon juice squeezed over the top.  DSC04735

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Their theater was modeled after the opera house in Sydney, Australia.DSC04762

And our taxi driver.  He was so funny!  He kept giving me his wine at lunch.  You can tell, I was a little tipsy from where I chose to button my sweater!  I look like a grandma!!DSC04765

Stay tuned for our gondola ride the next day in Madeira, Portugal!

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Charisa December 23, 2009, 1:50 am

    LOVE the cool rock formations – really cool.

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  • Emily Elizabeth December 23, 2009, 2:13 pm

    Wow! It is soooo beautiful there. I need to talk my Husband into this cruise!

    We need a Honeymoon redo. We went to Costa Rica and got our rental car stuck in a river!! Not funny at the time, but in a couple of years it will be a funny story to tell. Haha

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    • Nicole December 23, 2009, 2:42 pm

      Oh my gosh! You DO need a redo!! haha

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