Today was a supremely fun day. I went out with a couple of ladies from the ship to a town called Agaete. I wanted to locate an archeological site I found on the internet. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but what I did find was spectacular all the same.
We left the ship at 8am. We made it to the first bus station by 8:45 and hopped on the bus to the next bus stop in time to catch the next bus at 9am. We reached Agaete by 10:30. We wandered around the tiny village for half an hour, enjoying the stunning views all around us. By 11am, we were ready for a bite to eat and coffee. While we were in the cafè, I asked for tourist information. The kind lady directed us to the botanical garden. It is small, but pretty.
At the botanical garden, I discovered a brochure for the archeological area called Maipés. It is an awesome prehispanic burial area with 700 tombs, some of which were constructed 1300years ago! Jackpot! This is my kind of touristy thing. The tombs are constructed of volcanic rock. There are 3 volcanoes just in this area of the island alone!
After Maipés, we headed back into town for another coffee and the bus back to Las Palmas. As we waited for the bus, we discussed Spanish greetings.
Canada – there are 3, right? Buenos días, buenos noches, and buenas tardes?
Me – that’s correct.
Britain – well, what is buenos aires?
ME – a city in Brazil! Hahahahaha!
(Turns out, my geography is wrong. Hahahahaha! Buenos Aires is in Argentina. In my defense, I did major in nursing, not geography.)
We had a really great day! Tomorrow, Telde!