16.3.12

Travel: Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

I have spent the past week with my friend in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. We had great weather, nice accommodation and delicious food.  The only downside to the resort was it was geared towards the Brits abroad.  I hate the English restaurants offering fry ups and chips with every meal.  I never understand why some Brits bother getting on a plane if they refuse to eat the local cuisine.  My friend and I did manage to seek out a couple of authentic Spanish restaurants which were away from the resort centre.  I filled my belly with Papas Arrugadas and Mojo.  For those that do not know this is a traditional Canarian dish of small potatoes which are cooked in salted water then baked so the skins become wrinkly.  They are then served with a pepper sauce called Mojo.


I thought I would share with you some of the skincare products I took with me on my travels.
Bodhi Palmarosa Verde Body Wash
Lavera After Sun
Elizabeth's Daughter Intensive Moisturiser
Dr Organic Rose Otto Hand cream
Macadamia Nut Oil
Dr Organic Manuka Face Scrub
Alva Pimple Stick
Crazy Rumors Amaretto Lip Balm
Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss in English Rose


I also took away some new products which I had been sent.  Once I get back into the swing of things then I will be doing full reviews.  In the meantime here are a couple of holiday pictures.
Pictured above is the view from our apartment balcony.  We stayed at the Cala Nova.  Puerto Rico is built into the cliffs on either side of a valley 

We took a ferry to the neighbouring resort of Puerto de Mogan (pictured above) which is dubbed "La Venecia de Canarias" (the "Venice of the Canaries").  

Sarah x

10 comments:

  1. I also don't understand why people don't want to try local dishes when they are on holiday! Your holidays snaps are lovely x

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    1. Glad someone agrees with me :) It is such a shame people don't try these foods Spanish cuisine is delicious bring on the paella I say

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  2. the food looks amazing! i looooove potatoes :)

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    1. I can not get enough of these potatoes when on holiday the simplest dish but so yummy :)

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  3. It looks lovely there! I want to try those potatoes :^D

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  4. Your trip looks and sounds fab! Excellent pics. I'm definitely a person that prefers local cuisine also, can never understand what the point is in travelling all that way to eat fish & chips!! Hope your holiday has done you the world of good :)

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    1. Glad someone agrees with me fish & chips should remain at home, it was a lovely break, not looking forward to returning to work tomorrow

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  5. hello miss, nice pics and couldnt agree with you more about local cuisine !!!! :-)
    it makes me dream a bit now to see those lovely palmtrees.......:-).x

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    1. Thank you & now that I am back to my desk I too am dreaming of those palm trees, my holiday went past very quickly :(

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