Casa El Fraile (The Friar's House)
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Travel Blogs from Hermigua
... rest of the week with the thought that we had the car so it could be anywhere on the island since we weren't dependant on bus routes. As it turned out we ended up in the exact same town we had lunch in the day before! The hotel was actually just a room in an all inclusive resort so on the plus side there was a pool and lots of activities but on the negative side it was pretty smelly and we did have a bit of a cockroach incident*. On Tuesday we took the opportunity to put some ...
... 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 ...
Late breakfast inside as cloudy but after weather improved we go for drive to Chipude stopping off at the Airport to see the magnificent terminal that is only used twice a day! We then drive onto Alajero for quick walk around before making for Chipude, stopping to admire the view of the Forteleza on the way. Nice lunch in Bar Sonia then onto El Cercado and Las Hayas before retuning home. After a cuppa ...
... 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 ...
Another sunny morning so breakfast on the terrace before wandering down into Playa Santiago to see a local football match. It turns out to be fun with around 50 locals, surprisingly half women who give the linesman stick when he gives decision against the home team. It's a small ground so all very close, quite intimidating for him but fun for us to watch. Santiago are bottom of ...
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