Visiting the Jardin de Cactus – Cactus Garden – in Lanzarote

The Cactus Garden (in Spanish Jardin de Cactus) is located at the town of Guatiza. It was designed by César Manrique, the island’s most influential artist.

There are more than 7,200 cactus plants with more than 1,100 different species even from countries like Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco or Peru. You can find here many different shapes, sizes, colours, in my opinion it is a photographers’ paradise to come here and spend some time taking pictures of huge 2-meter-tall ones to more unusual species.

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A heart shaped cactus 🙂

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10 photos to convince you to go to the Papagayo Beach

Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo) is in the south of Lanzarote, it is one of the most popular beaches of the Island.

White sandy beaches & crystal clear water you can find here. The entrance to the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches is  3 EUR, there is enough parking place for a lot of visitors. There is a small restaurant on the hillside of the beach, from where there is a beautiful view over the bay. On foot you can walk to different secluded beaches, almost nobody is there so you won’t be disturbed at all. Many excursion ships come by, catamarans, sailing ships, you can take nice photos of ships too 🙂

Vicky

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Playa del Pozo

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Amazing Angkor – (re)discovering the Temples

This was the second time I visited the Angkor Archeological Park, first in 2010 and now in 2016 December. I find it simply amazing and I feel lucky I had the opportunity to see it and also to show it to my mother 🙂

dec-14_210ggI think you can find many articles about the park if you write in the Google ‘angkor’. I Have found some useful web sites:

Some facts are: There are different 3 types of tickets, 1, 3, 7 day-tickets. The prices so far were 20$, 40$, 60$, but as fas as I know from February 2017 the prices will almost double, now the tickets will cost 37$/62$/72$ (I read it in the Telegraph).
I bought the 3-day-ticket each time. The park is open from early in the morning till late afternoon, you can plan your visits so.

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Catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat

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Discovering the tiny Island Chalki from Rhodes

My first post on my new travel blog site 🙂

I went on my loyalty day-off (got it from my company because i have been working for them for more than 5 years) to Chalki from Rhodes. My colleague told me it was beautiful, she had been there some weeks earlier so I decided why not? It is not so hot anymore so I will enjoy it.

2 days earlier I had my normal day-off and I decided to go to find the port, where the ship leaves from, Kamiros Skala. First I thought it is in Kamiros, so I went from Lardos, where I live, to the North to Kolymbia and after crossing the island to the West I reached Kamiros.
Well, Kamiros is not Kamiros Skala, the port is not there, where I thought it would be 🙂 So I was driving along the coastline backwards to the South and in 20 minutes I reached Kamiros Skala. Instead of 1 hour it took for about 1,5 / 2 hours to reach the port from Lardos 🙂 But now I knew I had to go first to the South and not doing the extra miles…

It is a small harbour, there are about 3 excursion ship companies, most ships leave at around 9.00/9.15. I bought a ticket to the biggest ship, which was supposed to leave at 9.15 and of course it didn’t leave then 🙂 Because there was an excursion bus full of tourists that didn’t arrive on time. So with a half-hour delay we left and it took for about an hour to get to the Island Chalki.
The ship was coming back from Chalki at 16.00 so we had about 5 hours to see everything. I must say 5 hours are more than enough. There are almost no tourists on this small island, so if you like it quiet then it is ideal for you. For me it was yes quiet but a bit too quiet. I don’t know what I would do here for more than 5 hours…

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The Harbour seen from the ship
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You can find plenty of Restaurants at the Harbour

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