Tenerife: The One Canary Island You Have To Visit!

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Although Spanish is the official language of the Canary Islands, they are actually closer to the continent of Africa than they are the mainland of Spain. This means that the climate in the archipelago on the islands such as Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura is quite consistent, offering a warm temperature throughout the year. However, with quite an abundance of places to choose from when picking where to go, Tenerife can get looked over often – despite being able to offer so much…

A Fiery History

Tenerife is the largest of all of the isles that make up the Canaries, and it has much of the same background as the others – made from the residues of active volcanoes. There is a huge volcanic crater in the middle of the island at the Teide National Park, with Mount Teide dominating the views over it. Again, although not strictly residing in Spain, this is the highest of any peaks that Spain have to offer.

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Mixing Fire With Water

One of the best aquatic theme parks in the whole world is the Siam Park in Tenerife. This offers steep, fast slides for you to slip down at high speeds as well as deep pools for you to relax in as the day goes on. Not only that, but there are shows from dolphins and other marine creatures for you to view at specific times – what more could you want from your holidays to Tenerife? It’s great for both adults and kids, so don’t limit yourself if you don’t fit the arbitrary criteria of having to be a child to enter. It’s especially good at filling the whole day if you have nothing else better planned – although this is probably one of the best things that you can find to do! If sitting all day in a water park doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can get out onto one of the many glorious beaches (there are black beaches on the West side of Tenerife that have been made up from volcanic ash should you fancy a change) and go on one of the many dolphin and whale watching trips that are on offer to you. Make sure that you go with a recommended tour guide to ensure that you are fully covered insurance wise, as well as being safe out on the water; it’s a great day out.

The History Of The Island

While a lot of people just have Tenerife noted down as a holiday destination, there is a vast history that has made up the island over the years to what we know it as today. The Cueva del Viento is a labyrinth that runs underneath the town of Icod de Los Vienos, going on for eleven miles over three floors. There are guided tours that you can get around this volcanic feature, but don’t expect to do the whole route in a night – it’s far more than anyone can be expected to walk in the average day, never mind packed into one night.

Don’t Let the Rain Spoil Your Stay in Swansea

When going on holiday, the last thing anyone wants to experience is rain. Unfortunately, no one can control the weather. While Swansea is filled with so many scenic walks and beautiful beaches nearby, it doesn’t mean that you have to sit and sulk in your hotel room if it is raining. Below, we reveal some of the best things to do in Swansea when the weather is bad. After all, it is always good to have a backup plan.

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Visit The Chocolate Factory

When booking your holiday in Swansea, it is likely that you will research all of the best places to visit. Come rain or shine, if you are a chocolate lover, this is definitely a place you will want to have at the top of your list. The Chocolate Factory is a family-run chocolatier, with guided tours that give you an insight into how chocolate is made. It is really interesting but, of course, the best part is the sampling!

Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum is actually the oldest museum in the whole of Wales, however, it does not get the attention it deserves, as it is often overshadowed by the maritime museum that is located nearby. Despite this, Swansea Museum is definitely worth a visit. You will find displays of ships and boats, as well as a celebration of the relationship between horse and human, and exhibitions that mark 100 years of the Women’s Institute of Swansea. To say it is an interesting place is an understatement. You will definitely learn a lot!

Plantasia

No matter whether you are taking a solo trip to Swansea or you are going with the family, a trip to Plantasia does not disappoint. Here you will find a rainforest bang in the middle of Swansea, where you will witness a hothouse trail with giant plants and tropical zones. Plus, you will be able to get close to the spiders, bearded dragons, chameleons, and Tamarin monkeys. This is definitely one of the best ways to put a smile on your face when the weather is gloomy.

Swansea Market

Most markets are held outdoors, but the good news for you is that Swansea market is not only held indoors, but it is also the largest indoor market in Wales. You will find more than 100 stalls, which sell clothes, jewellery, gifts, local produce, and much more. You will be able to find plenty of Welsh goodies, including lavabread, cockles, and freshly made Welsh cakes. Plus, if all of the shopping has you feeling tired, you will find a number of different cafes so that you can have a welcome breather.

Dylan Thomas Birthplace

Last but not least, the list would not be complete without mentioning the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, one of Wales’ literary giants. The house looks exactly like it did when Dylan’s family bought it in 1914, and it is open for a number of tours throughout the day. If you want a guided tour, you should either book online or call in advance.

Brighton: Ride on the Worlds Tallest Moving Observation Tower!

The British Airways I360 is to Brighton what the London Eye is to London; a futuristic centrepiece for the city which provides a unique experience, boasts spectacular views, and bring in the tourists. Funnily enough, the architects who designed the I360 also designed the London Eye, you could say they’re doing a pretty good job designing at the moment! Opened in Late 2016 the I360 rises up its centre column to a height of 162m and boasts spectacular 360° views across the city and out to sea. The I360 is, in fact, the world’s tallest moving observation tower! The attraction looks extremely futuristic, glistens spectacularly in the sun, and is a great addition to any day in Brighton.

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There’s an Awesome Farm in The Middle of London!

I remember going to farms as a youngster; the excitement of seeing all the animals, feeding them, and thinking I could actually talk to them. My favorite were the sheep and goats who nearly took your hand with them when they gobbled up the food you gave them. Now that i’m older I realize, to my disappointment, that I am no Dr Doolittle. However, the memories of visiting farms as a youngster are still very vivid and i’m sure I learnt a thing or to when I visited them!

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The Problem With Optional Service Charge in The UK.

“Can you take the service charge off the bill please?”

The idea of saying this probably fills you with dred.

Don’t worry, it’s very British of you.

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