I have to admit that when I first booked the Los Amigos Backpackers Hostel online, I had absolutely no idea what I would be getting myself into.  All I knew was that it had 100% ratings and that was basically it.  On the map it seemed like it was super close to the airport and that transportation was convenient as well.  However, when I actually bought my ticket I found out there is actually two…

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Today is my final night here at the Los Amigos Backpackers Hostel and I really don't want to leave.  It will be difficult tomorrow.  Saying goodbyes is never something I have been very good at and this time it feels especially tough.  I have grown so close to these people: Francesco, Ferdinado, Luigi, Federico, Diana, Lucia, Marta, Daniel, and Francesca. Lucia and I will be heading up to Tenerife Norte airport and that will be…

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My new friends Joe and Rick from Manchester left yesterday but before they did, we went around and sampled a bunch of different local fares.  Another one of the guys I met here at the hostel, Daniel, rented a car for his stay so we all went to Médano for lunch as well as to pick up some ingredients for chilli that I was going to make later that day.  We ended up at a…

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 05:46

A Day to Remember

Today started off fairly uneventful, woke up late and had the abundant free breakfast that the hostel always has available from 9 to 11 in the morning.  Today I decided to so something different.  I had two hardboiled eggs with a dash of salt each, some muesli with yoghurt, a grilled sandwich with cheese and tomatoes, and of course coffee.  It was simple but delicious. After checking some emails, I just laid in the sun…

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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 07:06

Taking Photos in the Rain

I was just getting ready to set up my camera to take a photo of the prized mango tree in the courtyard of Los Amigos for Ferdinando when it started to rain on Monday night.  It didn't rain hard but each droplet was large and in no time the ground was shimmering.  At first we almost abandoned our attempts for the night, then I remembered the beach umbrella!  It only took a few seconds to…

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