My personal experience is about my holiday to Gran Canaria, which is one of the Canry Islands. I went on the 17th of June 2002, and returned on the 24th. I went with my mum and dad. I took one of my friends with me called Pat/ and my brother and three of his friends, Mark, Scott, and John also went with us. We travelled by aeroplane and the flight seemed really long. Everybody was asleep most of the way there but I was awake the whole way either watching TV, listening to music, or thinking about the holiday. I was so exited.
We finally arrived at the airport in sunny Gran Canaria and waited for our luggage to come through. We were told by a holiday rep to get on a bus that would take us to the Barbados apartments where we were staying, but when we walked out the doors there were about twenty buses sitting there. We tried asking a bus driver what bus to get on but he didn’t speak English. We went back into the airport where there were a few holiday reps and they showed us where to go. The bus journey lasted for about half an hour and then we arrived at the apartments.
We unloaded our luggage and then headed towards the reception which was underground. We signed in and then myself, my mum, dad, and Pat took the lift up to the third floor while my brother and his friends took another lift up to the second floor on the other side of the apartments. There were two sides to the apartments. Both sides had a swimming pool and the pool on our side had a bar and two pool tables. The apartments were really nice inside and had two big bedrooms with a big bathroom and a fair sized living room with a joined on kitchen. The apartments also had a TV and a balcony that overhangs the pool.
When we had settled in we all went for a meal at a fancy restaurant just across from the apartments. Then at night we went out to explore and have something to eat and drink. On the second day of our holiday we went down to the swimming pool and then got a taxi down to the beach which only cost two euros. It was 37i?? at the beach and we stayed there for most of the day. Later on we went looking around the shopping centres and markets. At night pat and I were allowed to go and explore for a little while. The third day was the 19th of June. It was my birthday.
For my birthday we went go-karting for the day, and at night my brother took Pat and I out to a place called Harleys and we met a few Scottish lads and we had a really nice time. I was allowed to have a few beers as a treat for my birthday. On the fourth day we went for a day out in Puerto Rico and my dad, Pat and I went fishing. We tried to find a fishing trip that would take us out to sea. Puerto Rico is a very picturesque place. The scenery was really nice with the hotels built into the rock face. There was a harbour with lots of beautiful boats and a lovely beach where you could sunbathe.
We would really have liked to stay an extra day or so. We got back quite late so we just went to a pub that had live entertainment. The last few nights were spent at the beach, the poolside, the shops and the markets. At night we went somewhere with entertainment. The hottest temperature at the beach was 42i??. When we got the flight home, I had forgotten to change back into my winter clothes and when we got off the plane it was absolutely freezing. It was one of the best holidays I have ever had and I would definitely go back and I would recommend this holiday to anyone.