Seville, part 2

Now when it’s the first week of December, Christmas is around the corner, in Tenerife it’s raining cats and dogs, and in our home countries it’s already snowing at a full winter degree, – wouldn’t it be nice to feel some sun & heat again? At least on the pictures! When we literally were dreaming about snow, rain and all this coldness…

Первая неделя декабря.. Рождество и Новый год уже вот-вот наступят, Тенерифе радует дождем и зеленью, а в наших родных странах уже вовсю идет снег, – разве не классно почувствовать немного солнца и тепла? Хотя бы через фотографии, когда мы буквально мечтали о переменах, дожде и холодной погоде…

islas canarias en sevilla

Canarian corner (and a proud Canarian gal, hehe) at the Plaza de España // Канарский уголок (и радостная канарка))) на Площади Испании

seville canaries

corridor of arches

plaza de españa sevilla

The plaza looks practically empty as it was impossible to be out there in the 40-deg heat… // Площадь выглядит  практически пустой, т.к. было просто невозможно находиться на открытой поверхности без тени, в 40-градусную жару.

palacio de la plaza de españa seville

seville tiles andalusia

plaza de espana seville

leaves sunshine

green park in seville

Moving around mostly in shades of trees and buildings, through parks and taxis with A/C.. // Передвигаемся в основном в тени зданий и деревьев, через парки и в такси с кондеем..

coffee, tu cafe natural


spanish rikshas

finca sevilla

seville architecture

souvenirs shop


seville cafe outdoor eating

90% of cafes have cold water drizzlers (??))) and fans for outdoor seating // 90% кафе имеют холодные водные разбрызгиватели и вентиляторы для столиков снаружи

Narrow streets protect you from the heat & sunshine thanks to these so-called sails, stretched between the rooftops // узкие улочки защищают от солнца благодаря растянутым между крышами “парусам”

sevilla heat

..while streets that are a bit wider, remain unprotected and exposed to the sun // ..в то время как более широкие улицы остаются открытыми солнцу.


sun peeking through branches

No people outside. Everyone’s hiding inside their houses/offices/cars with A/C // Никого на улице. Все прячутся по домам/офисам/машинам с кондиционерами

(we’re the only crazy ones)) // (одни мы такие двинутые)))

Edu is looking quite fed up with the heat and long hours of walking, right before we leave our cozy hotel and head back home.. // Эду выглядит так как и должен выглядеть человек, которого достала жара и многочасовые гулянья по ней, – прямо перед тем как мы уедем из нашего маленького, супер комфортного и уютного отеля и отправимся домой. <3

Till soon! Next: Olga + Alehop, Portugal and a bit of Madrid =) Soon we’ll have to call ourselves ‘Girl Life in Spain and around it’ probably, lol (please feel free to let us know whether you like it or would prefer to stay in Tenerife & Canaries within this blog).

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

До скорого! Дальше будет Оля + Алехоп, Португалия и немножко Мадрида. Так что, похоже, будем переименовывать наш блог в “Девчачья жизнь в Испании и ее окрестностях”))) Не стесняйтесь и пишите здесь или нам на почту, интересен ли для вас такой подход или предпочитаете только Тенерифе и Канарские о-ва в данном блоге?

Отличных всем выходных!

For the love of hiking

Another FUNtastic day spent hiking with my love and taking snapshots on iPhone (all photos presented here), walking around 14 km with the crazy altitude between 0 and 1 km above sea level… Ah, why can’t we do it all day every day?! :)

The itinerary: left car at/ started walking from Playa Benijo – El Draguillo – Punta Baja de las Palmas to Roque de Dentro (Roques de Anaga, Las Brenas) and all the way back with a short but very much needed pause at the beach with some coffee & munchies that we prepared beforehand. Again, when it’s too hot everywhere in the world (except Russia only, perhaps?!)), head to the North and stay cool ;)

Started here

beach, rocks, Benijo, playa, Tenerife north, waves

See the little piece of rock on the top right corner? THat’s our rock that we’ve walked to!

road, mountain road

In the beginning you think it couldn’t be any easier than this..)

selfie, blonde, rocky road, view

..and we take lotsa pics

mountains, beach, playa, roques, Almaciga, Anaga, Taganana

Playa Benijo left behind as well as the feeling that it’s not gonna be too difficult (in fact it is not, Im just way unprepared / unexperienced with mountain walks…)

El Draguillo Tenerife, mountain life, house in mountains

Sort of middle of the way at El Draguillo village

El Draguillo, mountain village, горная деревушка, север Тенерифе

Literally few houses of El Draguillo village, and the road divides in two: one to Chamorga (see the post here), another one to our destination point at Roques de Anaga

view from above, ocean, Tenerife, high, высоко, страшно, scary dary

This is where I started shitting myself from heights the road gets higher, wilder and narrower with breathtaking views down at the coast and the ocean’s distant roar…

Roques de Anaga, Punta baja de las Palmas

Btw, we were super lucky with the lighting conditions and weather: windy and cloudy, perfect for a hard walk!

hiker, walker, mountains, sporty, fit, blonde, smile, thumbs up

OK, this was an almost Fake Thumbs-Up moment, lol (I felt like i was gonna die any minute from a heart attack, if too lucky…)

hard walk, tired, still happy, pain, no pain no gain

More real one

man, beard, dog, happy, smiley dog, hipster, handsome, Love him, legs, Salomon, #timetoplay

We are always lucky with the friends along the way :)

donkey, doggy, man, local people, authentic, smiley, friendly

Apathetic donkey Perico, very friendly local Francisco, scary but super friendly doggy Husan and the love of my life Eduardovski :)

Roque de Dentro, high tide, waves, Atlantic, ocean, wildness

His majesty Roque de Dentro :) Beautiful and lonely, we’ll have to get back there to walk in a low tide to discover him better!

picture of taking picture, rock, cliff, bushes, man, ocean, nature, thank you mother nature

One of the last pictures on the way back. Surprisingly, it was much faster and less scarier :)

Thank you, mother Nature, we’ll be back! =)

Mirador San Pedro, part 2 (last one)

Couple of weeks ago we’ve published the first part of my trip to the Mirador San Pedro – and here’s, finally!, – the last part. Beautiful, somewhat mysterious and a bit abandoned place with so many different plants, colours, views, small hidden corners and overall it’s quite unique in its’ ennobled wildness. Coming back from it makes you feel super calm, serene & happy, in some way ;)

Несколько недель назад мы опубликовали первую часть поездки на север острова в местечко под названием “Мирадор Сан Педро”, – и вот, наконец-то!, – вторая и последняя часть фотографий. Красивое, немного мистическое полузаброшенное место с большим количеством разнообразных растений, красок, видов и спрятанных уголков. Когда возвращаешься оттуда, чувствуешь себя хорошо, спокойно и как-то умиротворенно :)

palms and ocean


ocean, cliffs

ocean, seabreeze

sign post





llantos muy secos

path, way, тропинка к океану, ocean path

dry plants

DOF, depth of field

man walking down the path

beach house

wave, волна

Mirador San Pedro, Tenerife North

cliffs, rocks, waves, Atlantic

My GIF attempt ;P // Попытка GIF’a