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Tuesday, 13 July 2010



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There are lots of Mediterranean Cruises  with all sorts of places to visit,so i thought i would write about some nice places to see if you ever go on a cruise to the Canary Islands. I went to Gran Canaria and stayed in a hotel in Las Palmas in 1986 and it was a fantastic place then and i don't suppose that it has changed very much today. So here are my three choices which i hope you will like.


This fantastic park includes an enormous volcanic crater some 48 km in circumference,must have been one hell of a bang when that went off.The park itself is 2000 metres above sea level and in winter you have gale force winds which sometimes close the roads,not due to snow but to sandstorms. The landscape gives one the impression of one of the old Clint Eastwood cowboy movies, maybe they where filmed there,and the temp can get to aroung 40 degrees C. You can get access to the volcano either by foot or by cable car and on a clear day from the summit you have a fantastic view of Gran Canaria. This is a most visited attraction and not to be missed.


Archaeologists scoffed when a local newspaper said that they had found step pyramids on Tenerife. Saying that they were only agricultural stone terraces. Later they found out that these were niether terraces or random piles of stone. They were almost the same as found in Mexico,Peru and ancient Mesopotamia. So go and have a visit and maybe the lost city of atlantis theory is alive and well and living there.


Now this place is a tourist mecca built in the late 1960's and it is the place where North Europeans come and party. So if you want noise and fun staying up all night then this is the place for you. With row upon row of British pubs and fish and chip shops this is a home from home for those who don't like Spanish food and want to spend the nights in the coolest hotspots and sleep it off on the beach the next day.

Take a cruise some day,i am not saying that you will get to see these places that i have just written about. So if not, there are many more attractions you can arrange to see from the staff on board ship.



One day i would like to go for my holidays to Miami and do some thing which is very dear to my heart and that is go big game fishing. The nearsest i got to it was Belize in 1984,but alas i did not even catch a worm,so much for the early bird eh! So i have done a little research and thought i would write a few lines on the subject.

The magic blue waters of Miami brings all types of anglers. Yo may be the angler who has been fishing since childhood and it is a life long passion or the total novice who wants to experience big game fishing at first hand. The scream of the reel and the rod doubled over as you strike into a monster sailfish must be awsome indeed. The place is full of charter boats with experienced captains who will guide you through every aspect of big game fishing.

For families with kids fishing can be arranged a  bit closer to the shore so that they can catch a wide variety of small bottom fish. Miami is best known for swordfish,sailfish,wahoo,dorado and a list of other big game fish including grouper,giant red snapper and others whilst fishing the wrecks of Miami.

Just imagine catching a giant red snapper and later having a barby on the beach as the sun goes down. Pure paradise so it would be me hearties. So if you can afford it give it a try and one day maybe so will i.  

Monday, 12 July 2010



I used to live in Renfrew near Paisley and i used to love going to Edinburgh at the weekends.It's one of the most beautiful city's in the world and for a good holiday you can find cheap hotels in edinburgh city centre. Strange thing about Edinburgh is that it is built on extinct volcanoes atop an inlet from the North sea,the Firth of Forth and it is surrounded by rolling hills Lochs and forests . The city is a magic place of elegant streets,cobbled alleys and sunsets to die for.You may have a problem with the local dialect i know i did,only cracked it after living in Scotland for nine years.

Pronounced (Edin-burra) is also a busy and noisy place. The buildings in this magic capital city are out of this world,from the historic houses of The Royal mile,to the Georgian terraces of the new town.Edinburgh's most famous castle is a must for all visitors. There are fantastic views from the castle wall including a clear view of the distant sea.Well unless it's foggy of course.The castle sits high on a rock formation in defiance of any invader.

Edinburgh is a fantastic family destination,take the kids for a ride on a double decker bus and that will open their bright little eyes.Also a trip to the zoo is a good day out,i found one of my long lost relations there. For the adults among us the night life is fantastic in some really ole worldy settings and there is always the question of which is the best malt whisky in the world.

I hope you enjoyed this short insight into a beautiful city,please give it a try someday i can promise you it will be worth your while.