Gran Canaria – The Real Island

I do not holiday. I travel. When my Significant Other surprised me with a ‘holiday’ for my 21st birthday I went through a cycle of emotions that I hadn’t really experienced before. I was looking forward to sun, relaxation, and the swimming pool – in contrast to my usual, ‘heritage, culture, and living the “do as the Romans do” way’. …

Gran Canaria – Arriving

So I finished university and we went to Gran Canaria to celebrate! As a frequent traveler it was strange for me to take an actual ‘holiday’. Despite my European travels, Sweden and Japan, I hadn’t been on a package holiday since I was around 13, when I went to Majorca. It was there that I became frustrated with the commercialism…