|CrystalblueoceanSailing and Diving Around the World|
sailing and diving around the world
Hey guys :) Sitting here, Jan 14, on Tenerife Island, in the Canary Islands. I'm uploading vids at Lilies Garden Cafe, one of the most charming cafes I've ever seen. Great food and cappuccinos, and fantastic wifi, so I've managed to upload all of the Canary Island vids. We're departing today, around 5pm, heading south to the Cape Verde Islands. It will take us around 5 days to sail the 800 or so miles. The Canaries are absolutely gorgeous. Similar to Madeira, but much more rugged. Very easy to get around, almost impossible to get lost because the streets are pretty much set up in a grid.
Pretty straight forward getting the bus from the airport in Rome to the main bus terminal. I had booked a room in a hostel, to show you guys what a stay in one would be like. I would have shared a room with three other people, but ended up not showing up to stay there because I met a fellow solo traveler, Raul, who was visiting Rome from Argentina. His hotel was located right across the road from the main train station, where the airport bus dropped me off. I had read that the area of the train station wasn't so 'safe,' so I had decided to not book a hotel in that area, but after I saw it for myself, and found out that Raul, who is an older gentleman, was perfectly safe where he was staying, I decided to take a room at the same hotel he was in. Ended up staying there for several days. It's a great location, guys, and it's perfectly safe, in my opinion. I didn't have a single problem. So, shout out to Raul....HOLA Raul!!! :):):):):)
Raul left Rome a day earlier than me, and after having spent so much time with him, Rome seemed empty without him. It was pretty cool, too, because Raul doesn't speak English, so I had to dig back into my memory to speak Spanish all the time, a language that I hadn't used in a while, which is why you can hear me butchering it. In any case, Raul was able to understand me, so I was able to communicate most of what I wanted to say, so mission accomplished, and I had a blast spending those days with him. I'm thrilled that I took the time to learn a couple new languages over the years. Raul had already been in Rome for a few days by the time I arrived, so he knew the city really well, so there was zero thought that I had to exert, because Raul basically showed me the city. So I had my own personal tour guide, and I got to practice my Spanish :)