Casa La Oliva
Travel Blogs from San Sebastián de la Gomera
Who would have thought Tenerife would be the place to try on my 'travelling boots' once again; it is not a back packers place of discovery, adventure or contact with the indigenous population but it is away and somewhere I had not yet visited.
The four hour flight from Gatwick was wonderful, (mainly because I had spent too long grounded in the UK), regretfully the airport assistance was needed to transfer me from the check-in to the aircraft. ...
... and honest to god it was like stepping on a grape. Those things are very juicy. Yeeech. Then of course when I tried to pick him up with a wad of toilet paper to throw him out he proceeded to fall on the floor before I got him to the can and HE WAS STILL TWITCHING! I see why they say that they could survive a nuclear attack. It was traumatizing for everyone that's for sure. The nights were not restful after that as we worried about what might be crawling around our room in the ...
... up to the bus station. We take our time and catch the 14.15 bus to the airport to pick the up hire car. It takes a few minutes but we are on the road by 15.00 and arrive in La Guancha 16.00. La Guancha is a small town on the north west of the island, it is halfway up a mountain and all the roads are steep but the Casa ...
... off for a final evening walk along the coast path to the local cemetery. There's a beautiful sunset as we walk back an excellent way to end our last day in La Gomera. Back at the flat we have a salad supper eating and drinking all left overs before adjourning to the bar to say farewell to Tony and Vernon. They go by 22.30 as they have an early start we play 3 games of pool, I'm not good, before ...
... Valley. You can see the trees being tapped for palm honey, a speciality of his area. It's 3 Kings in Playa Santiago tonight so we head home arriving back at 18.15, quick turnaround to be in Santiago 19.15. We have missed the beginning of the procession, fire walkers, band and Kings Coach but it returns along the sea front the Kings throwing sweets to the crowds before stopping at the stage. The Kings take their thrones and the children bring their letters with their wishes. It's ...
Other places to stay in San Sebastián de la Gomera
Calle Real 5 , San Sebastián de la Gomera | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Ruiz De Padron 19, San Sebastián de la Gomera | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Ruiz de Padron, 68, San Sebastián de la Gomera | Hotelfrom $61
San Sebastián de la Gomera | 3 star hotelfrom $27