Friday, January 06, 2012

Virtually Traveling the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an archipelago about 60 miles (100 kilometers) off the coast of Morocco.


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The islands are a popular tourist destination due to its subtropical climate.  Another reason for the islands allure is the volcanic landscape which provides for mountains, deep cut valleys, and laurisilva vegetation.

The population is mostly comprised of the descendants Spanish colonists from the mid-1400s and the few original Guanches, a Berber race who settled on the islands sometime between 1000 BC and 100 BC.

According to Expedia the average ticket for a one way flight in the United States to the Canary Islands costs over $1,000 dollars.  Since that is above most people's price range here are several beautiful Google Street Views on Gran Canary, the main island, which one can virtually travel the island.


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2 comments:

smeeko said...

Hi friend. You have one typo in the first line of your post: "cost" instad of "coast".

God Bless

Enrico
www.geokid.org

Catholicgauze said...

Thanks smeeko. Problem fixed.