Holiday on Gran Canaria: The Journey

Last year Silke and I focused our time and resources on finding a new home. But this year it was time for another nice holiday trip. After looking at various nice locations like Crete we decided to visit Gran Canaria.

Because we both don’t like getting up in the middle of the night to catch our plane my wife booked a flight in the afternoon. Like our flight to Tenerife it was operated by Monarch Airlines. As we had forgotten to book seats with extra legroom online in time we asked while checking in our luggage. We were very lucky and got seats in row 4 for free. Row 4 turned out to be quite spacious and is part of the so called extra legroom seats. After a quiet and pleasant flight with excellent sight most of time we arrived at the Gran Canaria Airport. The airport building was nice and clean and we managed to get through the passport controls and baggage reclaim in less than 15 minutes.

After finally finding our rental car (a Volkswagen Polo as he had hoped for) in the spacious multi-storeycar park we took off to the hotel. After driving for about half an hour we found the hotel after a minor detour. We were greeted by a member of staff driving around on a Segway. He arranged the transport of our luggage and showed me where to par the car. We marveled at the impressive hotel building for a moment and finally entered.