Back to the good news, everyone. Cipri has just forwarded me the confirmation of our New Year's trip. The idea was to spend Christmas and New Year somewhere nice, but we postponed our plans too much and we are 'this' close to stay in London. The original idea was proposed by Mariana in July; we would join Mari and Barny in Marrakech. We were going to rent a car and drive around Morocco, doing a sort of beach degustation. In the end, Mari will have to work between Christmas and NYE, so she wouldn't be able to go for so long. Then we tried to convince Roberto, but he will also have to work. Then he tried to convince us to go to Morocco now, but it was too many trips for me, and he ended by going to Indonesia. Then Alireza said he would join us to Tenerife (the famous island where Daniella Cicarelli was filmed doing notty things with her boyfriend. hehehe), but Tenerife was TOO expensive. Then Morocco started to get too expensive. Then everything started to get to expensive. Then finally we found a Thomas Cook package that wasn't too expensive (but not as cheap as what we've seen before) and now we are going to Gran Canaria island.
Las Canarias, or The Canary Island, are a group of island belonging to Spain in the middle of nowhere.
See the circle? It is where we are going! :-) Thanks to this fantastic location, the weather is supposed to be mild all year long. Winter is around 22° - 24° C.
There are seven (I've counted on the map below) main island: La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. As I've told, we are going to Gran Canaria. Not sure how easy it is to go from one island to another, if there are day trips, or whatever, but I am sure Gran Canaria is big enough to be explored in 7 days.
We are leaving London on the 25th of December - yes, Christmas' Eve in London, and coming back on the 1st of January. For those who don't care much about dates, traveling in between seasons can be very cheap. For example, if you go on the 26/12 and return on the 31/01 you can find great bargains!
Ok, good news delievered. Now we all can go back to our normal lives.