In fall 2022, I tried out something new: I combined (a bit over) three weeks of vacations with (a bit under) three weeks of teleworking. In total, I spent six weeks on the Canary Islands – more precisely, on Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
My second week of teleworking from Los Gigantes was basically very similar to the first one. The main difference is that it was shorter: I am already flying home today (ie. on Thursday). Other than that, I spent my free time again with swimming and watching the sunset. Continue reading A second (work) week in Los Gigantes
As hiking around Los Gigantes is not that easy (as already explained in the last blog entry), I took the bus towards the South today. I decided to explore a very popular canyon: Barranco del Infierno. Continue reading Walking through hell
As I am spending some time working in Los Gigantes, I also wanted to go hiking in the area. However, this turned out to be not that easy, as a lot of hiking trails are closed due to the danger of rockfalls – which is maybe not too surprising if you consider the steep Los Gigantes cliffs. Still, I finally managed to find a nice, albeit rather short hike from Tamaimo down to Los Gigantes. Continue reading Hiking above Los Gigantes
After my vaction, it is time for teleworking again. This time, I am based in Los Gigantes on the (South) West coast of Tenerife. Compared to my first work week in Gran Canaria, I may have explored the area a bit less, and concentrated more on swimming in the sea – but that is nothing to complain about, especially in mid-November. Continue reading A (work) week in Los Gigantes
My last vacation day was a rather relaxing one: I only had 24 kilometres to drive – and that is all I did. However, I took the opportunity to stop at the village of Masca on the way. Continue reading Ending my vacation at a leisurely pace
For the past two days, I have already been looking over Los Carrizales valley from the terrace of my apartment. So, it was only fitting to explore this valley on foot today. For that, I opted to hike the Abache trail to Roque de Abache. Continue reading Staying in Los Carrizales valley
Originally, I wanted to have a relaxing day today. However, just after 9 a.m., as the sun was cresting the hills (and peaking through the clouds), I got antsy again. So, I went on the hike that I had originally planned for the next day. In the end, I was very happy that I did, because it was a gorgeous hike – and who knows how the weather will be on the next day? Continue reading At 1000 meters on the Teno plateau
After having enjoyed a relaxing day on the day before, it was time for another hike. Today, I explored yet another quite popular hiking destination in Tenerife: the Teno mountains. Continue reading More risco, more fun!
Today, I decided not to drive anywhere for hiking. Instead, I started my hike directly on my doorstep again: In just two hours, you can hike from Vilaflor (almost) to the moon – or more precisely, to a “lunar landscape”: the Paisaje Lunar. Continue reading Side trip to the moon?