...because you thought Sweden was Switzerland!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm dreaming of a warm Christmas...

...just like the ones I used to know!

Yes, we're going on what thousands of other Swedes do every year: Fly charter. To somewhere warm. To the Canary Islands. It warms my heart in this -8 Celsius winter coldness to think of sun, beach, and the possibility of going out without wearing 3 layers.

The Canaries are a group of islands that belong to Spain, located some 100 kilometers from the coast of West Africa. The islands are volcanic, but there's a lot of sand, taken by the wind all the way from the Sahara. The island which we'll be staying at is called Gran Canaria, a round island sometimes described as a "mini continent" because it has all four climate zones. About a third of it is a national park. The rest of the island, except its capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is inhabited by tourists. The reason for their invasion is the stable, year-round warm weather, which has been its selling point since the boom of the charter industry in the 60s.

Looking forward to meeting the sun and to test my (heheh!) new-found swimming skills. If I don't appear in the blog within the week, you know where I am: in the beach, with sand between my toes. We're leaving in a bit. Until we return,

Happy Holidays!


Blogger Amy B. said...

enjoyin mo to the fullest ang inyong bakasyon ! at ingat sa paglangoy at sana wag kang mapulikat (leg cramps ) take your vitamins and minerals.mag uwi ng sandakot na buhangin as souvenir ng beach ng canary island. he he he

12:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maligayang Pasko, kabayan!

2:22 AM

Blogger Leplume said...

Enjoy your trip, Lilly! Get warmed up! Winters are long and cold in Sweden so store up as much sunshine as you can while you're away!

4:31 PM

Blogger The Pope said...

Across the Arabian Gulf, I'm wishing you a warm Christmas.

5:30 PM

Blogger Ahoy! said...

@ Mom: May Blogger ka na rin? WOW! Talaga naman...

@ Yogon & @ The Pope: Salamat uli at Maligayang Pasko din sa inyo. "Nakauwi" na ko sa Sweden. Sa February, sa Pilipinas naman! :-)

@ Leplume: One week of sunshine doesn't seem enough. We landed at 2PM here in Sweden and it was already dark! However, it was a very memorable and sunny week.

6:06 PM


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