When I came to study in London I wanted to make the most of my location and do a lot of travelling. The grey weather was getting me down so I decided to take a holiday someplace sunny. I found some all inclusive holidays to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and booked my ticket. So this my another trip like Malaga.
The Canaries are desert islands off the west coast of Morocco, with near constant sunshine and temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees (and, awesomely, the whole island is a Unesco Biosphere reserve). There are a lot of good Canaries holiday deals but I decided on Fuerteventura instead of the more famous islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria because it is less crowded, so I could get away from the stress of studying and the bustle of London.
I rented a car and hopped between the great windsurfing beaches in the west, the sheltered beaches in the east for snorkelling, the Dunes Nature Reserve in the north and the rugged desert interior. There were many other tourists but also a vibrant local community, with old-world Spanish towns tumbling downhill to the sea.
I stayed in Corralejo because it seemed like the liveliest, and was close to the dunes and best beaches. After a day in the sun I didn’t think I’d have the energy for nightlife, but I met some other students and ended up going out – there were so many bustling restaurants, bars and clubs that it was hard to choose! After a few more days I took the short ferry to Lanzarote to explore a little more of the area.
I felt so refreshed from the sun, sport and surf in Fuerteventura that going back to my studies felt like a fresh start. A sunny break was a great idea to shake the grey skies and get excited about London again.
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