Travel Blogs from San Sebastián de la Gomera
... one area we were told the huge Russian development had only sold 10% of the units and let a further10% having 80% just standing idle. Several other sites had been built to varying levels and clearly stopped when the cash ran out leaving broken hearts and loosing thousands of euros for the unlucky investors. Such is the story of an economy reliant on tourism.
There was one small coastal town which felt good even though it held quite a few ...
... El Ray as we drove up to the volcanic summit of the island called El Teide. It was a pretty fun road full of switchbacks that took us through every conceivable landscape from rainforest to snow to pine trees to mists so thick you couldn't see ten feet down the road. Wednesday found us going for a pirate ship ride from Las Americas to Los Gigantes, the huge cliffs on the western side of the island that rise straight up 600 meters from the sea. It was a fun ride and Mike even went ...
Up at 07.30 to pack and clear the flat, luckily no rush as we are on the midday ferry so we eventually leave at 09.50. It's been a great week, Arrive in San Sebastián 10.35 return hire car and have coffee in the sun by the port before the 12.00 ferry that arrives in Los Cristianos at 13.00. Now the worst bit walking, dragging ...
... 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 ...
Another sunny day and we leave by at 10.00 to tour the very different rugged north of the island. We drive across to Hermigua but do not stop in the town but at the coastal miradors and arrive in the pretty cobbled town of Agula. It's not sunny here until 23rd February as the town is dwarfed by cliffs that hide the sun until then. We lunch in old school before continuing the very scenic drive to Vallehermoso. We take an out of town walk to the reservoir with great views of the ...
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