Thursday, 8 May 2008

Paradise found...


How can I describe the amazing place that is Huacachina: sand dunes hundreds of feet high, blazing sunshine and a lagoon surrounded by palm trees - a true desert oasis just like in the movies!!

We went on a dune buggy ride which was the best rollercoaster experience I´ve ever had minus the tracks! High speed across the dunes, up to the top and straight back down (Oblivion style from Alton Towers). After sending our pulses racing we were given snowboard type things to strap to our feet in order to board down the dunes - we soon discovered the best fun to be had was to lie on the board and slide straight down on our fronts - look Mum no brakes :-). I couldn´t have imagined ever having an experience like that, especially on my Birthday! It was then back to the buggies for more thrills and spills and we watched the sun set over the dunes - beautiful.

We spent the following day chilling out by the pool and worked on our tans - we look very pasty white and British compared to everyone else! We´re on our own now as the group from Brazil are on a tighter schedule so we are having to practise our small amounts of Spanish and sort ourselves out!! Mikes Spanish is coming along well and we are managing to make ourselves understood with a combination of Spanish, English and usually waving our arms about to try to get the point across - seems to work!

We will try to upload some photos very soon...

P.S. lack of apostrophes is not my inability to spell, but the absence of an apostrophe on the key board!


3 comments:

ron said...

From Ron at Blemain: Sounds great Gemma and happy birthday from all of us in Marketing!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Gemma !!!

ron said...

Great photo Gemma! We've had a few days sunshine in Madchester too, and the air con is broken!! Yes, put up more photos, they're cool!! Ron.