The first family holiday to Gran Canaria Spain 2007

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Isa sleeping in the plane.

In june of 2007 we went on our first trip with our newborn daughter Isa. She was half a year old and it was time to take her on her first trip. In the plane she got a bed and she slept well during a 4 hour flight. We had chosen not to go to far because she has to get used to flying and travelling. We stayed in a resort in Maspalomas. The water in the pool is to cold for her (she starts crying) so we bought an inflatable pool for her and we put it on our terras just outside the appartement. It's big fun for her she splashes around as a fish in the water and has a real good time. The heat doesn't seem to bother her at all. After a few days we rented a car and we drove up to Aguimes. We looked at the church here, with its towers and bows it looked a bit like a mosque. The town lays on an altitude of 270 metres.

The church of Aguimes.
The people here live of agriculture and growing cactuses. After that we drove through the Barranco de Guayadeque (a valley) to the cave houses. In some of the cave houses still live people. In this valley is a lot of history to find about the old Canarios who ones lived here.

A few days later we rented a car again and drove to Puerto de Mogan. This small village is known for its market. It has a nice harbour with its colourful sailing yachts. You find here nice terasses to overlook the crowds of tourists visiting the local souvenirshops.

A few days later I rented a car by myself and started cruising the island. From Puerto de Mogan I drove up to Mogan a small village just of the coast inland. Fruittrees, palmtrees, and bamboo make the Barranco de Mogan to a real garden of Eden on Gran Canaria.

Breafast at the resort.
Until the late 70's of the last century you could reach Mogan only by narrow paths. Because of the isolated situation of the village a lot of artists stayed and still are staying here. The sea is only 10 kilometres away. On my way up here I saw that the rocks had a beautiful yellow and green colour. At a foodstall along the road I asked what it was and the man told me that it was sulfite of the vulcano. After my stop I drove to San Nicolas. In San Nicolas I turned into a narrow street which brought me on a mountain pass to Artenera. I had a short lunch at Artenara and went on my way to Tejeda. From here I chose a road around Roque Nublo the highest point at the island. The big rock is a very touristic place on the island. After my island tour I went back to my both girls at the resort.

sylviandavid says:
I love this .... It's good to get kids used to traveling... they learn so much! Great fun reading this. Sylvia
Posted on: Mar 10, 2011
yheleen says:
cute Isa :)
Posted on: May 11, 2008
natalishechka says:
I spared time to look at Isa's first travel - you guys are awesome! She will love these pictures when she grows up!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
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Isa sleeping in the plane.
Isa sleeping in the plane.
The church of Aguimes.
The church of Aguimes.
Breafast at the resort.
Breafast at the resort.
A parakeet at the side of the road.
A parakeet at the side of the road.
Isa in her buggy.
Isa in her buggy.
Playing on the bed in the appartem…
Playing on the bed in the apparte…
Isas first time at the sea.
Isa's first time at the sea.
With mummy in her privat pool.
With mummy in her privat pool.
Palmtree.
Palmtree.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
Having breakfast.
Having breakfast.
Isa in the rental car.
Isa in the rental car.
Statues in Aguimes.
Statues in Aguimes.
The cave houses at Aguimes.
The cave houses at Aguimes.
Cavechurch at Aguimes.
Cavechurch at Aguimes.
The coastline of Gran Canaria.
The coastline of Gran Canaria.
On the terras.
On the terras.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
In the pool.
Her first souvenir of the island.
Her first souvenir of the island.
Playing in front of the appartemen…
Playing in front of the apparteme…
Playing in front of the appartemen…
Playing in front of the apparteme…
Playing in front of the appartemen…
Playing in front of the apparteme…
Sanddunes of Maspalomas.
Sanddunes of Maspalomas.
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The harbor of Puerto de Mogan.
The harbor of Puerto de Mogan.
In the sea.
In the sea.
In the sea.
In the sea.
After a hard day travelling, sleep…
After a hard day travelling, slee…
Typical Spanish windmill.
Typical Spanish windmill.
Typical Spanish windmill.
Typical Spanish windmill.
Colours of the sulfite.
Colours of the sulfite.
The rough inlands of the island.
The rough inlands of the island.
Typical Spanish windmill.
Typical Spanish windmill.
With my daughter in front of the s…
With my daughter in front of the …
With my daughter in front of the s…
With my daughter in front of the …
With my daughter and girlfriend in…
With my daughter and girlfriend i…
The sanddunes of Maspalomas.
The sanddunes of Maspalomas.
No beer yet, little one!!!
No beer yet, little one!!!
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The streets of Puerto de Mogan.
The harbour of Puerto de Mogan.
The harbour of Puerto de Mogan.
Eating paella.
Eating paella.
Typical spanish windmill.
Typical spanish windmill.
Isa playing.
Isa playing.
Isa playing.
Isa playing.
Walking along the sea.
Walking along the sea.
Sunset at Gran Canaria.
Sunset at Gran Canaria.
Sunset at Gran Canaria.
Sunset at Gran Canaria.
My love.
My love.
Back home again.
Back home again.
Isa playing.
Isa playing.
Inland of the island.
Inland of the island.
Roque Nublo.
Roque Nublo.
Roque Nublo.
Roque Nublo.
Feeding my lovely daughter.
Feeding my lovely daughter.
Little bird.
Little bird.
Isa.
Isa.
Me filming.
Me filming.
Me filming Isa.
Me filming Isa.
Having fun.
Having fun.
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