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Another try. Carnival in El Medano!

Carnival El Medano

My last “challenge” to go see the carnaval in Santa Cruz didn’t work out as planned due to problems with my mobility scooter. 
You can read this in a previous blog
But it didn’t hold me back to give it a second try? 

Closer to home this time!

El Medano is located 5km east from La Tejita. After (many attempts to) contact with the bus centre in Adeje I found out when there is an accessible bus. Bus nr 470 brings me in 11 minutes and only 3 stops to the red square in El Medano. 


First thing I had to do is finding a pharmacy. A painful blister on my lip kept me awake all night. So, this had to be fixed. 

I was lucky, when I got off the bus, I saw a pharmacy a little further on. 

The pharmacy had stairs as entrance, but outside there was a doorbell and a logo that indicated that people who needed help, would be assisted.

farmacy

Indeed, someone came out very quickly after ringing the doorbell. They looked at my “problem” and brought me the right creme. They helped me in less than 5 minutes, that was a good start of my trip to El Medano! 

Following the sound …

From there I started “cruising” trough El Medano. I heard the music and just followed the sound and ended up in the little square where there is also a market every Sunday. The atmosphere was great! It was easy, the sun shining bright, right on the beach, how beautiful could it be! 

I saw several groups of children doing dances, and DJs playing music and rhythm to connect the acts. 

Hungry!

“Wiggling” to the music makes people hungry! And that’s how I got to Vente04. It’s a nice surf café with friendly staff and an accessible and adapted toilet.  

The focaccia with smoked salmon and a mustard dressing was soooo tasty … I ate it all!

focaccia

Around 6 o’clock the sun started to set behind the apartment buildings and it cooled down quite a bit.  

A very nice afternoon!

With a last look at the windsurfers in the distance, I drove back to the bus stop and got home 15 minutes later. 

It was a lovely day, worth repeating!  

Translated by Katja Brouwers.

Loving my life and surrounding myself with friends and positive people. My goal is trying to make the world more aware of accessibility for wheelchair users on holidays and other leisure activities.

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