Globetrotting 006: Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Rae in Fuerteventura from www.lovefromberlin.net/

I wanted to share with you guys some photos of the place I stayed at while I was on holiday in Fuerteventura. I opted for a villa at Bahaizul Villas & Clubs in Corralejo over a hotel room because I was really intent on having a kitchen. In addition to my personal dietary preferences, I happen have a host of food allergies that makes it damned near impossible to eat food like a normal person. (Spoiler alert: it sucks.) I figured that having a kitchen would allow me to cook for myself and also save some money in the process.

bungalow pool in Fuerteventura from www.lovefromberlin.net/

The villas themselves were nestled away a few miles from the center of town. Although aspects of the villas were showing their age, overall the stay was lovely. The staff was super accommodating, the breakfast buffet was delicious, the on-site spa was incredible, and 24 hour security made me feel secure, especially as a female on her first solo holiday. The bungalows themselves were all equipped with their own private pools (unfortuantely it was still a bit to cold to dip in, although I jumped in once on the principle that I was paying for it so I might as well “enjoy it”), rooftop grill area, kitchen (as mentioned above), living room, and sleeping accommodation for up to 6 people.

bungalow in Fuerteventura

As I mentioned in a previous post, due to the nature of the bungalows, I was pretty much left to my own devices. Being secluded would have been perfect, had I been traveling with a significant other or my family, but in the end, for a solo trip it was not idea. I also ended up eating the majority of my meals outside anyway, which meant all that money I thought I would be saving on cooking wasn’t actually being saved. I made about one dinner in the villa and ate out the rest of the week since I was basically wiped out every day from surfing. (I did, however make sure to doggy bag meals and re-heat in the villa.) When solo-travelling, it’s highly unlikely that you will actually muster the energy to cook your own meals. Lesson learned.

kindle from www.lovefromberlin.net/

Being in a more social environment is something that I realized is really key for solo-travelling, so for my next solo trip, I will definitely be opting for a hostel or surf camp. Bonus points? They’re a hell of a lot cheaper as well. I would still definitely recommend vacationing in a bungalow as long as the holiday fits the location, a relaxed beach trip for couples or families being the ideal.

My biggest takeaways concerning travel accommodation?

The key to travel is matching your accommodation to the kind of trip you will be taking. In the end, I think that all kinds of accommodations have their place depending on the kind of trip you want to take. A bungalow might be perfect for a romantic getaway in the Bahamas, but a cheap hostel bed is more the sufficient for a weekend city trip.

Decide where you want to put your money. The same amount of money will get you different things. If you are looking for more of a relaxed luxury trip, then invest it in your dwellings. But if you are more interested in exploring everything there is to see, a hostel stay will be more then sufficient. The other thing to keep in mind is that fancy luxury trip could also fund 3 shorter less glamorous trips somewhere else.

You don’t have to stick to just one form of travel. I tend to like all kinds of trips. The super cheap ones where I save a ton of money and get to soak in all the sights and sounds of a place or a more relaxed trip where I’m all about chillin’ at the spa. And that’s totally fucking fine. No one said you have to be into only one form of travel.

photography: rae tashman
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Monthly recap: April 2015

The rundown… and what is to come

This month featured a lot of posts from my travels in Fuerteventura, including a write up about my experience travelling solo and the tips I would give to other solo travellers. Among the posts were some interior inspiration and instagram favorites.

What’s in store for May? Along with the usual series – including a few more travel posts from Fuerteventura, I will also be introducing something really exciting here on LFB, so stay tuned. If you would like to be the first to know about LFB’s exciting new project, or just generally be the first to know about new content and receive a monthly newsletter with exclusive content, please sign up for LFB’s brand new newsletter. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

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globetrotting 005: Food in Fuerteventura

Food in Fuerteventura - Fajitas

Hands down one of the best parts of travelling is testing out all of the local cuisine – Even if that local cuisine is actually ruled by international cuisine and tailored to the assumed needs and tastes of tourists. Breakfast was included at the resort I stayed at, which meant I was able to enjoy fresh fruit all week. I indulged in Fajitas (twice), Chinese food, and Indian for other meals. There is certainly no shortage of food in Corralejo, which is probably one of the more commercial towns on the island, meaning the downtown area was lined with restaurants owned by lots of English-speaking ex-pats (I swear I have never seen more British pubs in one place OUTSIDE of the UK). A lot of the restaurants were owned by one big chain as well. The commercialism of the restaurant scene wasn’t entirely my thing, but I definitely did not go hungry and the food was relatively decent, some meals better than others. And although the fajitas I had (pictured above) at this cute little cafe down a side street was hands down the best meal I had all week, it’s still pretty clear that it’s damned near impossible to find good authentic Mexican food outside of North America. Just another reason/excuse to book another trip back home. Because really, what is life without legit Fajitas and guac? (Although after reading this article, I’ll might just be re-thinking my avocado intake)…

Food in Fuerteventura - Naan bread

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Food in Fuerteventura - salsas

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  on the web 001: Ever really thought about the environmental impact that shopping online has? If so, this article is for you. If not, read it anyway. 002: In case you missed it, Earth day was this Wednesday. Check out This post from The Atlantic, which showcases 45 images from recent times that visualize…

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In the Home 005: Hammocks & Balconies

With the temperatures rising, and more and more restaurants and cafes setting out their outdoor seating, I’ve been dreaming of my own outdoor space. Unfortunately the closest thing that I’m getting to having my own balcony or backyard is opening the window. I am lucky enough to have a shared garden behind the back of…

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IN THE KITCHEN 015: pomegranates

I’ve decided that pomegranates are the fruit equivalent of someone playing hard to get. “You want me? Well then you’re gonna have to work for it.” Cos let me tell you, it takes me a good 20 minutes to completely de-seed a pomegranate and halfway through I’m always like, seriously, is this really worth it?…

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globetrotting 004: Fuerteventura, El Cotillo and Lajares

Editing photos after a holiday always makes me feel like Sisyphos. Except instead of rolling a giant rock up a mountain, only to roll it up again, I edit one photo, only to stare at the next one. And the next one. And… well you get the idea. Coupled with the fact that I am…

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How to… 001: travel alone (NEW SERIES!)

Travelling alone for the first time was an incredible experience, and although I’ve only done it once and am by no means any expert on the subject, I still think I have enough authority on the matter to talk about my own tips and tricks that I picked up during my 6 day stay on…

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globetrotting 003: Fuerteventura

(if you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen these shots already)  Oh hey there. I’m finally back. It’s been almost a week since I was sliding into a wetsuit to go surfing or soaking up the sun and breathing in the salty air. I left, feeling as If i could stay for a few…

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  Landed in Fuerteventura yesterday, sorted out my car rental, and drove 30 minutes up the island to Corralejo. The place I am staying at is amazing although solo travel is totally new to me and a bit intimidating – you would be amazed at how daunting the thought of having an entire day (and 5…

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Monthly Recap: March 2015

The lovely Kathryn over at Through the Thicket introduced a monthly recap on her blog last month. I loved the idea so much that I thought I would incorporate a monthly recap over here at LFB as well, giving you guys a chance to catch up on any posts you may have missed!   visual…

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