Monday, October 29, 2012

From Place To Space: Fuerteventura - Part One



Just in time with the first snow here in Munich (and we had plenty of it the past weekend), I am bringing back the sunshine and balmy memories of ravishing holidays on the Canary island Fuerteventura. It was my very fist time on the Canary Islands and Fuerteventura proved to be a great choice. 



Fuerteventura marks the Eastern edge of the Canaries and is very close to the African coast. It is the oldest island of the archipelago and the driest, too. The latter fact can easily be noticed by the dominance of earthy hues and a striking absence of vegetation. However, the island leaves its visitors breathless with amazing sand beaches. The dunes of Corralejo, the sandy lagoons of El Cotillo, the wide beaches of Sotavento and the endless strand of Morro Jable - these beaches combined with the crystal clear sea make the recipe for perfect seaside holidays. And enough to make me go frenzy as you can see!


But Fuerteventura is not all about beaches. The island's rough landscape is scarcely inhabited by people but vastly occupied by goats. These set the basis for two of the island's culinary delicacies: excellent local goat cheese marked 'majorero' and the local traditional dish, goat roast. Try both, you will be astonished by the exquisite taste! And local fish is a must - accompany it by local 'papas arrugadas con mojo' - baked potatoes with a spicy pepper sauce. And finish your meals with a good 'cortado', a Spanish espresso topped with creamy milk foam. Sigh.

If you ever plan on visiting the island, I strongly recommend you rent a car to be flexible and discover the island's multifaceted spaces and places. And don't save on accommodation - pick a good address to fully enjoy your holidays. I was staying at the fabulous Sheraton Beach, Golf & Spa Resort - I will blog about that later. And the island is more than what I've posted here today. Stay tuned for part two next Monday!

Have a great new week, my friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic



16 comments :

  1. what a fun trip!! Love your outfits and you look amazing in those pictures! Wish I was there as well. I so need a break from all work and no play to sun, sand, and sea!!

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    1. Thank you very much, my friend! I would need the sun now, too. But alas, here's only snow around me!! Have a great week!

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  2. Love Morro del Jable and his little fish bars...

    Magical Cofete...

    Wish April where here to travel again !!!

    ;-)

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  3. How lovely to get a bit of sunshine at the beginning of a cold and grey week! :-)caroline

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  4. Fantastic photos, Igor! What a beautiful place. Your blog is also definitely a bright, happy place. So happy to find it through Einat!

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  5. Such great photos...looks like you were miserable. Just miserable. ;)

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  6. First, I love the redesigned festoons and fonts on the blog. Second, I absolutely needed this blue horizon today as the weather is gloomy in Serbia as well. I love the photo of you against that supercool colorful wall. Ah, and all the cacti and palm trees. Sigh!

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  7. Today we had the first snow and I heard from my parents in Iceland who are going to the Canary Islands tomorrow; they go every winter and have been doing so for years.

    I wouldn't mind playing in the sun right now. Just by viewing these happy photos I can almost feel the heat from the sun. I'm dying to have one of those cortado cups right now!

    PS. How wonderful that you're going to Paris. I will be going back in the spring but I'm hoping to take one or two day trips before that.

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  8. I love your photos Igor!!:)
    Soooo crazy!!!xaxa
    :)

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  9. Igor, this is just great. I love all the photos!!
    You are so photogenic.... brilliant post. Oh, and thanks for some sunshine:)

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  10. Όμορφα χρώματα παντου... απο τα ρουχα σου εως τον τοίχο!

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  11. that was painful to watch :) those sunny beaches look surreal against the greyish sky I'm ënjoying" here these days.
    lovely pictures anyway!
    two questions: 1. what was that pile of stones with the towels on top? and 2. did you match your t-sirt with the tiled wall on purpose? :)

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    1. LOL I love this comment! The pile of stones is common on the big sandy beach of Corralejo and tourists use them as little secluded beach spots. And my t-shirt and that wall? A great coincidence that screamed to be photographed:-)

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  12. On a freezing cold day in London this has come as a welcome treat. Another fabulous selection of images Igor (I'm also loving the t-shirt/wall combo). Bet that sand was warm between your toes :)

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  13. Blago se tebi!! Mislila sam da je fino sto je malo zahladilo, ali ipak ne..uvek bih se pre vratila moru i suncu..uzivancija :)

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