A Wonderful Trip To Gran Canaria Las Palmas

I finally made it to the place that I had dreamed about for a long time. The flight there took about 6 hours. When I stepped out of the plane a warm gust of wind blew in my face and the thermometer showed 26 degrees. The sun was shining and the sky was clear. There were a lot of people at the airport and there were a lot of different languages, Finnish, Spanish, English… An international atmosphere! I had been arrived in Las Palmas.


Hotel Imperial Playa

  The journey continued by bus towards  the hotel. I had chosen a hotel that was called Imperial Playa and was located on the beach of Las Canteras. In from my balcony there was a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. There were a lot of people on the beach, mainly Spanish. Many people sun bathed, some swam and some played football. The sea was reflected by the sail boats and the surfers. The sea smelled great. I was familiar with Spanish food culture and the food was outstanding! I found a restaurant which was called La Cabana Criolla. I have never eaten such a great steak. The place was nice and the waiters were friendly. I must go there again.

Las Canteras beach

I had booked tickets to a football match, UD Las Palmas against Sabadell. The match was played at Estadio Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Stadium. The atmosphere at the stadium was awesome. The home team and the away team`s supporters stood on opposite sides of the stadium. They waved their flags, played drums and encouraged own home teams. Win was important  for the UD Las Palmas because it ensured  access to the first division of the Spanish League which is called La Liga. At first, the visitors took the lead, but later the home team tied the match at 1-1. The atmosphere was exciting. Five minutes before the end of the match, Las Palmas Manuel Canpillo settled the match with a superb goal. The ball hit the goalkeeper`s hand in the upper right corner. The game ended. Las Palmas won the match 2-1 and made it possible to gain access to the La League. Great!

   After the game, Manuel Canpillo gave me an autograph and a photo. Of course I was going to put it in frames. I was missing the great restaurants, friendly and talkative people, the international atmosphere, the sunset, the sea and the warm climate. The trip was far too short!
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  1. #1 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 29, 2015 - 9:21 am

    Contents: Excellent
    You have really made an effort to use all your senses in describing the place and there are no tedious adjectives. I can feel your enthusiasm and imagine the weather there! Fantastic work, Henri!

    Media: Good
    Try to style the text so that it looks cohesive. No links?

    Grammar: Very good
    – I HAD arrived (olin saapunut)
    – FROM my balcony (älä laita turhaan kahta prepositiota)
    – WINNING was important
    – I was GOING TO MISS

  2. #2 by Miss Maria on January 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    The title is good but it could be a little bit more interesting. The blog post is very well written and it’s easy to read. I like how you describe your environment using unusual adjectives. You used many senses except your smell. It would have been nice to know how the food smells. You didn’t use any idioms which would have been nice addition to the text. The blog post’s structure is a bit all over the place and you could have made it more logical. Maybe next time you could use more idioms and have a clear gist to your story. Overall the post is great and I would also love to see a football game in Spain. Excellent job!! 🙂

    • #3 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 8, 2015 - 5:27 pm

      A constructive, mature and very polite comment! I am impressed!
      – A nice addition

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