In week 7 me and my family traveled to Spain for vacation. I don’t travel very often but have been to Spain 3 times before. so this was my 4 trip to Spain. More exactly we traveled to Gran Canaria which is a scallop-shaped island in the sea, More close to Senegal than Spain.
I don’t know why these islands so far from Spain belong to Spain. My every trip to Spain have been to this island. and we have always stayed around the cities Puerto Rico, and Amadores.
Well, that’s the facts. What I really wanted to talk about is how I feel about this dry and sandy rock in the sea. It’s probably paradise for most people, but not to me. When I was there, after just two days I kinda felt trapped. I very soon missed the cold but green Norway, the refreshing cold air and clean water. We can’t even drink the water produced on that island, we need to buy it on bottles in the store, and I don’t even like the taste of that water. It’s not tasting fresh. Most water in Norway is by melted glaciers, then the water flows free through the nature and get’s naturally purified by sand and rocks and nature down the river and waterfalls. And when i’m thinking about that, I did also miss that when I was in Spain. Seeing rivers and waterfalls. In Spain there isn’t even a single little stream. But there was allot of water however, but I prefer fresh water. Crystal Clear Living Fresh Water! In the nature, not just around it. Get it?
Also I quickly got bored of the dry, rocky, and sandy landscape. If I got to pick the name for this island i would name it: Dead Island. Because nothing grow’s there naturally. The plants and nature there is not able to take care of itself. The most green point of the island is around the highway, where you also clearly see the watering cables. And what grows there got planted. On the bright side, they don’t have to pull weeds. And if there is stuff growing by itself on this Island, it doesn’t look nice. I have seen some dry (looking dead) bushes in the rocky-sandy mountains there. Even all the plant’s that was planted and do get watered seems to have allot of dead leaves and stuff hanging on them.
The air temperature is hot and can be nice, but I din’t like the air quality. It was not dirty, but something still missing. I think it’s the refreshening thing the plant’s do with the air here in Norway and Scandinavia, and probably elsewhere. But not here! It’s just allot of sea and some dead and half dead plant’s.
I also was a bit bored staying here, I felt my options of what to do was limited. We stayed much at the pool and a little in the pool. I think the pool actually was very dirty. At night in the spotlight you could actually see the fat and dead skin floating around on the water surface. This pool cleaning system was not by taking in water from the surface, no. the exit holes to the cleaning system was far below the water surface. Effectively making the pool quiet, but not clean! I think BlueStar Hotell Should look into this! And the internet I had to pay for, stooped working the 3 last days!
We was also on the beach some of the days. It is as nice as it looks on the pictures without the facts. Salty water, but cleaner than the pool (probably not) But I like to think that, because i sure swallowed to much of that sea water… Also it was a bit disturbing seeing everything I would not want to see there on the beach. It was too many old half dead people and to little of the good looking younger people. So I started to think, Maybe Spain is for Old people and not young ones. Yea, I think that’s it! Old rotting people like sun and heat, and don’t care about fresh stuff. While young people want’s thing fresh and cold and want to do sporty stuff.
At evening/night all you can do is go to town and get drunk for little money. I don’t usually drink or get drunk. But one of the night’s we was too see a Michael Jackson show, but it was so terribly bad that I went and had to many drinks but I got in a better mode. That’s also the night I again learned they don’t mix the drinks the way they do in Norway here. But at least it made the time go very fast for a while. But then I had to pay the price, and I’m not talking about money.
In the end of the week we finally returned to Norway the same way we got there. In a big but cramped Norwegian plane. I still believe it’s better than SAS, but I hate traveling by air. where I really feel trapped. You got very little space, you can not walk around whenever you want. and must sit in you tiny seat for 5-6 hours. I cant get of the plane whenever I want like I can if I’m siting on a bus. Or a boat. And if you can’t get of a boat at last you can walk around and got space around you. actually i feel there is more space on a bus than on a plane. My favorite traveling method is by boat. And I love BIG Boats! When a boat is that big that you can bring shopping centers, pools, apartment’s with bedrooms and bathrooms, and maybe golf areas and stuff you got on land with you. Then the boat and traveling object is perfect. The bigger the better! I would rather travel a year on a cruise ship than 5 hours with a plane. I also bet the boat would get from Norway to Spain within a week. And when it arrives Spain I would not leave the boat! When i’m on a movable cruise ship I would feel perfectly fine. On a grounded rock in the sea I would not!