Twas a long journey. We arrived at the first of four airports at 08:30 Warsaw time and arrived at the villa at 23:15 Warsaw time, one hour earlier Tenerife time.
Three flights is a pain but at least we didn’t have stupid middle-of-the-night tourist timing and more importantly we and our bags made all the transfers without a hitch.
The car hire was the usual rip-off. You think you’ve paid for everything including removal of the excess but of course they find a way to fleece you anyway. This time it was because the normal insurance covers things like bodywork and engine but doesn’t cover glass or wheels! The emergency breakdown works during normal hours but not at night. So you have to fork out another 60 Euro to have “proper” insurance. I shall rant at length about rip-off car rental companies another day but they make me sick!
We’ve got a Seat Leon 1.4 and whilst it’s perfectly good for our purpose I feel the need to buy a whip to get it moving properly.
Sat-Nav got us here okay and seems to have acclimatised well aside from a few “recalculating” episodes. Lazy cow should pay attention!
The villa is fine. Certainly a massive improvement on a hotel room and will be a good test of this kind of holiday. With the weather as it is we’ll be big into “terrace living” and we’ve got two to choose from as the pictures show.
First up was a visit to a local supermarket, or zoo might be a better description. We got everything we needed though, from washing powder to bacon to Serrano ham. The bill totalled 104.84 Euro which seems about in line with Warsaw. Price check – litre of fresh milk 0.87 Euro, 12 fresh eggs 1.59.
We did the pool this afternoon, which is a community one and is great. A fair smattering of French and Germans to break up the Englishness of the place.
This evening we’re heading into town for drinks, food and karaoke!