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Day 1 - The dream

In less than the 30 minutes I need to get to the airport, to drop off the luggage, go trough security and board. I take a taxi to hurry up. Everyone is already there and they are angry I'm late. They thought I would not show up. I get to the counter to drop off my luggage. There's a problem, I carry on more items than allowed on my ticket. I manage some how to put everything in one and I arrive to the gate. My friends are not speaking with me, I heard my name called for boarding. Haha.. One point checked from my bucket list. I go out through the gate doors and now which is my plane? I woke up, everything was just a bad dream.
I get up from bed and practice for 20 minutes some yoga to strengthen  my inner warrior. I'm packing my last items and going out for a coffee. I can't leave without drinking that magical liquor.
I took an uber, met with Victor and went together to the airport.
By far this is the longest flight I've had. During all this time I read and listened music.
Once arrived on Tenerife south airport we headed to the rental office to take a car and drove to the house we've rented for this week.
The house is very nice, very large but it's so close to the airport. The airplanes are flying very low and the noise is very loud.
Another thing a little bit annoying is the data connection, there are few wifi spots which are not working and I can't configure my data in roaming.
The day ended up with us in a Irish pub near the place we are staying. They started playing karaoke when we left.
A happy panda
El Teide 



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