Canary Islands – Part 2 Moya
Driving over Gran Canaria
We left Taurito on the southern coast of Gran Canaria and within 10 minutes realized we should not have declined the insurance on the car.
Driving over Gran Canaria can be a shock at first. Narrow roads that only accommodate one car are actually two lane roads that wrap around hair pin blind curves. Luckily everyone drives slow, honks around corners and it can actually be pretty exciting, once you get used to it.
After a fun and somewhat white knuckle day of driving over Gran Canaria we found the sleepy little town of Moya and our accommodations for the next three nights. Now, to find the person with the key. Turns out it was an entire house. The location was incredible. The home sits right on the town square next to the church and on the side of the cliff. There were three bedrooms, two sitting areas. Numerous outside terraces, a rooftop and the kitchen looked out over the gorge. The lady that checked us in said “Just the two of you?”
So as you can see the house is huge, old and really cool. We took the place over, turned on some music and went to the corner market to see what we could find for dinner. It is usually a safe bet you can find a fresh chicken in a small town. There is only one store and one bar open, no restaurants in this small town of 600 people.
After dinner we walked the town, took about 5 minutes and checked out the one thing open, the local bar. We would find ourselves here each night as this is literally the only thing open. The next day we would make some day trips to visit the wine country and other small towns.
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