Casa La Oliva
Travel Blogs from San Sebastián de la Gomera
Lovely little place where Columbus stopped for water on his voyages. Went for a walk and found a bar with wifi. When we got back to the ship we had a very late lunch at about 2.15. Didn't bother with a sweet as afternoon tea started at 2.30 so had a tea cake and cakes instead. In the evening went to the dancing after champagne at the jewellery store. We'd got an invite but didn't buy anything. Then late night ...
... They served us a delicious salad buffet and the biggest pan of Paella I have ever seen. Everyone said there Thanks and most people boarded the bus to head out. We took the afternoon to enjoy some deck time and a trip to the hotel spa. Martin got a massage and I got a full set of exfoliating treatments followed by a massage. Tonight is our final night in the Canary Islands and we are sad to ...
... my pocket. As we started out of the city my cell phone, hotel key and 50 euros went flying into the road. Luckily everything survived and was recovered. Our trip home thru several coastal towns even included an uphill climb over cobblestones. Once we arrived and checked Martin's bike we discovered he had actually broken a spoke. We rode 25 miles today with elevation gains of 2235 ft. We spent our afternoon in the hot ...
... up with the vans and our bikes everyone got themselves ready to ride. I took the shuttle past the first big climb to avoid the big downhill ride. Martin was thrilled to get some good down hill time that he earned with a climb. The ride thru the National park is actually the crater of a volcano. It seems a lot like you are on the moon with rocks and little vegetation. The bus and car traffic was very heavy and we passed a gondola station were ...
... the magnificent foreshore. We headed back into the older section of town where we located a cafe opening onto an enclosed plaza along similar lines though smaller than the plaza's mayor we visited in both Madrid and Salamanca.
The local speciality here is called pinxtos and is a variation of the tapas theme. Plates of offerings line the counter and one simply grabs a plate and selects as one desires. We sampled six before returning for another three after devouring ...
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