Wednesday, 9 October 2013

mount teide

Another trip that I went on whilst on holiday was travelling to the top of Mount Teide. Now Teide is the highest point in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world..amazing! I was a bit unsure at first as to how high up this volcano I was going to go. I am absolutely petrified of heights and the thought of going in a cable car freaked me out more than anything too.

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At this point we were half way up. This is when I decided to just bite the bullet and go the whole way, it was one of those moments when the yes came out of my mouth before I had actually thought about my answer but by then it was too late. We drove a bit further up until we reached the cable car station which took us as far up as we could go without a visa. If you look at the top photo, the little black box near the top is as high as we went.

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The cable car ride was the bit that I dreaded the most and even now I have experienced it, my mind hasn't been changed. The bit where the cable changed lines was the most horrible bit, the car swung lots and they crammed so many people in that you couldn't move so I don't think that helped either.

Once at the top though, the view was absolutely breathtaking. You could feel how pure the air was at the top and that it actually felt so fresh breathing, if that makes sense. The funny thing is that I had a horrible cold before I went up there, I know who gets a cold on holiday right?! And then when I went back down, it was gone, so obviously if you are starting to get a cold, climb a mountain!

It felt so surreal to be above the clouds, the view reminded me of a fairytale. The pine trees stuck out above the clouds too and I felt like I was part of a Brothers Grimm story. The whole experience made a pleasant change to lying on the beach and I am really glad that I made it the whole way! 

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  1. This looks absolutely beautiful! I have a fear of cable cars so I'd have had a hard time getting on it (Though for this I might have braved it,) I don't trust how heavy the 'cars' are and filled with people and when they wobble... ugh!

    Thanks for sharing though :)

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    1. That was the issue I had too. They seemed to just be letting people on and not actually counting how many had passed them. Once I got up to the top though, I forgot how scary it was for a minute haha! :)

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  2. WOW! lucky! I wanted to go there all my life!

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