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Debbie does...round the world
28th Dec 2013 - Tenerife and La Gomera
Los Christianos

Our last morning at La Hacienda - tidied up and went for breakfast. Then the fun started for a while - paying the bill and where my small amount of spanish came in handy. Owner had lost the original booking form that I had given him on arrival - he couldnt find it anywhere. He then tried to add on our daily breakfast to the price when it was already included. I was using a Visa debit so he decided to add on 4euro for the use of that - then the machine wouldnt work and wouldnt work. Eventually we had to drive approx 5 kms to the nearest cash machine - fortunately what i needed to get out was the same as my daily withdrawal limit and then drive back. I refused to pay the 4 euro charge because I was paying cash. He wasnt too happy. Lesson learnt for me is to pay the day before leaving so if there are any problems you have 24 hours to sort them out.

Lovely drive south and we just meandered. Took the rental car back to the airport - M doing a superb job negotiating the way there. Then a local bus back to Los Christianos - about 3 euro each. Got off at the main bus stop and we wowed at resort city pleased we were only staying here for the night. I had a map and it was early afternoon and quite hot. we started off walking as it looked walkable and it was. Unfortunately our map was a bit out of date and there was no entrance to the Oasis Mango apartments as promised. We then went back down the hill to go around and then back up the hill - of course we were right at the top - it wasnt really a steep hill but enough of a hill with my backpack on my back that I was knackered. we were right at the top of the complex so a number of stairs as well. Paid approx 85 euro for the night. good size one bedroom apartment - full size kitchen and good size bathroom with shower over bath. Nice size balcony but no view - only of roofs and solar systems of apartments beneath us. 2 single beds in living area which double as sofas. The beds in the bedroom were twins and after querying this as had asked for a double these were simply pushed together. horrible plasticy mattress protector again. M did the laundry - reasonable cost for washing machine including powder - about 5 euro. I sat and read on the balcony. Hung everything out and then went and did an explore of Los christianos. I had picked out several restaurants for then M to make the final choice. walked all the way down to the port to make sure it was walkable in the morning and it was. We decided that we werent resort people - far too many people in los Christianos and to be truthful the main beach we saw wasnt amazing. On the way back I was starving - M decided he wasnt feeling well but didnt tell me this just that he didnt want to go out for dinner. Back to the room - he went to bed and I swore i would not be eating salami and cheese sandwiches for a very long time. Did slightly sulk for a while as was really looking forward to going out for dinner. Poor dear he was sick and i felt bad.

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Diary Photos

La Gomera - in the distance

Tenerife - hill top village

Tenerife - ferry arriving in Los Christianos

Tenerife - the vast Atlantic ocean

Los Christianos - resort central

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