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Cristian Gutierrez
June 17, 2015

For my final travel adventure abroad, my friends and I wanted to visit a warm place that was entirely unknown to all of us. Luckily for us, one of our friends was told that Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands was the place to go for beautiful beaches and water sports. We immediately we sold and booked the trip.

I cannot even begin to put into words how amazing this trip was!  The island was beautiful, white sand beaches on every coastline and the bluest water I have ever seen. What made the destination even more amazing was that the island was completely made up of sand dunes! It was unlike anything I have ever seen in my life.

We spent a total of 5 days on the island and if you name the activity, we probably did it. We took full advantage of our time on this island and we spent most of our day soaking up the rays on the beach or tossing around a football to stay active. When weren’t just relaxing in paradise we elected to be more adventurous and try our hand at surfing! Surfing has become a big part of my life and it was special experience for me to be able to share the water with my new friends and give them some pointers on improving their surfing.

For the finale of our trip we all chipped in and rented a catamaran for the day. The catamaran sailed us all around the island, stopped for a short hike up a mountain and even anchored for some snorkeling and kayaking! This was without a doubt my favorite part of the trip and it was a perfect end to our journey abroad. I could not have asked for a better final trip with a better group of guys. Canary Islands you will never be forgotten!

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Cristian Gutierrez

<p>Born and raised under the bright lights of Chicago, I was under the influence that I had seen it all. After my first trip abroad I was hooked, and I realized I couldn&rsquo;t of been more wrong. With a thirst for adventure I&rsquo;ve set out to explore the unknown during my summers off from school. My travels have taken me from ancient pyramids in Mexico to remote rainforests in Costa Rica, and now Spain is next up on the destination list. I can&rsquo;t wait for my time abroad and here I plan to document all valuable experiences and insights about my journey in Spain. Hala Madrid!&nbsp;</p>

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