Looking back through photographs recently, I came across the pictures of our honeymoon in Lanzarote, back before we had children, over 8 years ago. It is somewhere we both enjoyed being on holiday and somewhere I would like to go back to and to explore further.
The landscape is so different, everywhere you look is black volcanic sand in the gardens around the hotels and palm trees everywhere, but then when you look to the beach there are golden sands or bleached white sands too, such an interesting place to explore.
A trip on the bus (fab public transport by the way) into Arrecife one afternoon showed us the delights and culture of the islands capital, We took a trip up into the hotel (in the pic below) right up to the cafe on the top floor and viewed the city from the glass floor.
Away from the city and up into the hills stands Timanfaya National Park, a remnant of all the volcanic activity all those years ago. Black sand and rock everywhere are rarely a plant to be seen, the barren moon like terrain is a must see.
We went on a guided tour by bus to the attraction there, a resturant and shop where they show you how the island still has underlying volcanic activity, sweet potatoes cooking over holes going deep into the ground giving off such heat from the volcanic activity deep below.
Then we were shown by our guide, water poured into a hole and a shooting steamy geyser came flying out. It really was an interesting place to visit.
We finished our holiday with a trip to the Rancho Texas Animal park, full of reptiles and sun loving animals basking in the mid-day sun, we were lucky enough to see a white tiger too, he was magnificent.
N.B This was a collaborative post.