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  • Day3

    Casa Rural Los Helechos, Agulo, Gomera

    November 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    this night 🌛 was the second night in agulo and today we had breakfast ☕️ in our accommodation. if you ever stay in gomera come to agulo it‘s such a cozy village and the casa i stay in is simply amazing. if been to gomera several times but never in agulo. this was definitely a failure because it’s not only a wonderful village but a great starting point for hikes 🥾. unfortunately we can’t stay longer because the casa is occupied and this evening we will move on to vallehermoso. as far as i have read it’s also very nice there. the villages here in the north are connected with comfortable busses 🚌. from here to vallehermoso for example, they go 5 times a day, mainly in the morning and the evening. so i’m looking forward to the bus drive this evening because it will be dark and i love driving serpentines trough high mountains ⛰ at night 🌜.Read more

    Nic H.

    Was für eine Aussicht!! Tolle Insel 🥰

    Gina Steiner

    ich überlege mir auch gerade, ob ich hier nicht überwintern soll...

    Nic H.

    Ohhhhhh ... das ist auch eine tolle Idee! Auf jedenfall eine Überlegung wert!!

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  • Day3

    Playa de Vallehermoso, Gomera, Spain

    November 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    two abandoned places in one day? but let me start at the beginning...
    today we went hiking along the valley abajo from vallehermoso to playa de vallehermoso and back. there are trails at the side of the valley as well as in the middle, so except for a small part you do not need to walk the same trail twice. somewhere in the middle of the valley after you passed banana, mango and avocado trees, you pass by an interesting concrete building which seems to have a big garden. so we decided to explore it on our way back and we found a wonderful botanical garden. the building belonged to david bramwell, professor for plant biodiversity. the garden was constructed in 2000 under the direction of the architect fernando menis. 1.86 million euro were invested in 16,219 square metre, plant species from five continents including plants from all the canary and endemic in la gomera were initially planted. the garden is now abandoned for years. in one hand, despite a broken window, the building is in an apparent good shape; on the other hand, the wildernesses cover most of the area and the green houses are destroyed.
    but this is not the only abandoned building we found on our hike... on the cost we found the castillo del mar, a former banana loading station. since 1890, all goods on the island, mainly bananas, have been packed via the castillo del mar and then loaded onto the steamboats via the "pescante", a wooden structure that led over three basalt columns. in 1950 the trade via el castillo was stopped and the place was forgotten. the old coastal road was quickly buried by rubble and rocks, making it impassable. in 1981 thomas müller acquired the port facility, but since access was only possible by sea, first attempts at renovation failed. the construction phase began in 2001 and all the natural stone walls that were built as protective walls against both the sea and pirates were restored. a stage and two event rooms of different sizes were integrated. the castillo has been closed for several years due to financial problems and a lack of electricity.
    for us it was definitely a nice adventure and a great hike.
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    Lotte Neumann

    wie schön! Lass es dir gutgehen 🙂

    Gina Steiner

    das mach ich ❤️❤️❤️

    Martin Esser

    Schaut super aus,aber auch sehr Einsam.

    Gina Steiner

    ja, da gibts nix - ein paar bänke mit grillstelle und schaukel. aber ich will ja raue natur in netten temperaturen hier haben - also tagsüber - abends gehts dann lecker kanarisch essen und wein trinken 🍷.

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  • Day2

    Agulo, Rother trail No.59, Gomera, Spain

    November 6 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    we have arrived in agulo, agulo is not only the most beautiful place on gomera - one of the greatest hiking trails on the island also starts here. so we went hiking today. the trail winds through the middle of the mighty, reddish cliff up to the mirador de agulo and on to the mirador de abrante, one of the parade viewpoints of gomera, and continues to the national park visitor center juego de bolas, which invites you to visit. the way back is via a no less beautiful path that runs above the barranco de las rosas.
    the whole trail is 8.5km long, overcomes approx. 600 meters in altitude and takes 3.5 hours without breaks. although it is quite steep, it's *definitely* worth it!
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    Karsten Dambekalns

    Woah! 😍

    Gina Steiner

    das ging teilweise ganz schön steil hoch... fürs bergab war ich dann froh, dass ich die stöcke dabei hatte.

  • Day8

    Barraquito, Vallehermoso, Gomera, Spain

    November 12 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    the barraquito is a multi-layered coffee liqueur drink normally served in a glass to enable easy viewing of the different layers. the layers normally consist of: coffee, licor 43, frothed milk, condensed milk, lemon peel and cinnamon. the condensed milk is first added, followed by the liqueur, espresso and lemon peel (in this order). milk is then added and cinnamon is sprinkled on top. the name stems from barraquito, a coffee liqueur commonly available on the canary islands, also known as zaperoco.
    this coffee reminds me heavily of café asiático, which i got to know from my brother near cartagena. café asiático is a traditional drink that was invented in cartagena at the beginning of the 20th century. back then, sailors from asia liked to order a coffee with condensed milk and brandy when they arrived ashore.
    in any way: it's for sure sweet but veeeeeery tasty and it was the right way to start this morning 🤪.
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    Nic H.

    yummi sieht der lecker aus 😋😋

    Gina Steiner

    ohm nom nom

  • Day7

    Roques Pedro y Petra, Gomera, Spain

    November 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    when we went down from the laurel forest we hiked along the barranco del cedro where you can find the roques pedro y petra, especially pedro is amazing. but even more amazing is the all over feeling, because it felt soooooo tropical ❤️❤️❤️.Read more

    Nic H.

    Oh, da wäre ich nun auch gerne ..... 🥶 ....

    Gina Steiner

    das ganze tal ist super schön, das hat sich aber auch rumgesprochen. wenn, dann findet man die touris da… 🤪, gestern war allerdings auch etwas kühler hier...

  • Day84

    Spezialitäten La Gomeras

    March 31 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heut ging es kulinarisch zur Sache! Genau mein Ausflug! An jedem Stop gab es andere Köstlichkeiten zu probieren. Ob einheimisches Obst, inseltypischer Ziegenkäse, nussige Gofiokekse oder Palmensirup - eins war leckerer als das andere. 🙂
    Oh aber die Cochinilla-Laus wurde nicht gegessen. Es wurde lediglich auf meiner Handfläche demonstriert wie intensiv der berühmte rote Farbstoff aussieht, der früher der Exportschlager schlechthin war.
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  • Day1

    Ankunft in Hermigua, La Gomera

    October 24 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Um 6:15 Uhr ging es heute morgen von Düsseldorf nach Teneriffa. Dort traf ich schon einmal 3 weitere Mitreisende. Wir wurden zum Hafen gebracht und hatten dort noch eine ganze Weile Aufenthalt, bevor es mit der Fähre nach La Gomera ging. 30 Minuten sehr kurvige Busfahrt später sind wir nun in unserem Aparthotel angekommen, wo wir die nächsten 3 Nächte verbringen.Read more

  • Day6

    Vallehermoso, Gomera, Spain

    November 10 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    firstly it turns out differently and secondly than you think 🤪. we actually wanted to take the bus to the laurel forest today, but after neither the first nor the second bus drove (fu**ing app), i enjoyed a cortado at the bar central first. gabi then decided on a rother tour, but i wanted to walk next to the well-worn rother for once. so i consulted the maps and then off i went. first i meandered along the villages and that took a lot longer than expected. here the bar owner involved me in a conversation, there the hotel owner. here the old woman chatted with me on the terrace while cleaning vegetables, there the grandpa while watering the garden. and everything in a strange mixture of english, french, spanish and german. GREAT! finally i left the villages behind and it went *really* uphill, that was the steepest tour so far and the descent had alpine qualities. without hiking poles i would have been lost. how lucky that i decided against rother i met no tourist on the tour, it seems like most of them consult such guides. luckily the tour was only 7 km long, but it was 600 meters up and down. without the chit-chats in the villages i would probably have done it in 3 hours, but that would only have been half the fun.Read more

  • Day7

    Vallehermoso - Agulo

    October 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Der Morgen startet ruhig. Ein gemütliches Frühstück in der alten restaurierten Bodega des Añaterve. Das vegetarische Frühstück wird uns direkt von den beiden Besitzern zubereitet.

    Trampen und nur alle zehn Minuten kommt ein Auto... Na mal schauen...

    Wir wurden tatsächlich mitgenommen von einem Engländer, der gerade seine Frau in Vallehermoso abgesetzt hatte, um sie dann zwei bis drei Stunden später in Las Rosas wieder abzuholen. Schon zum 6. Mal sind sie hier und natürlich konnte er uns noch einiges empfehlen: El Cedro, Imada, Fortaleza...
    Nun sind wir in Agulo und es ist perfekt 😊 Auf uns wartet der Mirador de Abrante.

    ¡Dios Mio! Schon wieder eine Perle gefunden und alles so unkompliziert! Nummer an der Tür, whats app an und uno momentito später kommt wer, super nett und öffnet die Tür zu einem liebevollen und wunderschönen kleinen Refugium, das man nie mehr verlassen möchte ❤️

    Casa Rural de los Helechos

    Übrigens ein Ort voller Herzlichkeit! Man spürt es wie eine Welle, die einen erfasst und einmal in jede Faser geht. Die Ruhe hier ist wieder eine andere. Sie ist warm und voller Liebe.
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  • Day498

    Telegraph Hostel

    February 9 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Llegado a un lugar de paz, un pueblo precioso en el medio de las montañas de la Gomera, la Isla Verde! Hostal hasta 9 huéspedes, muy tranquilo, solo yo y Eloy cómo staff!
    Pero demasiado franceses jajaja! Pero no argentinos 😍👌
    A ver cuánto tiempo me queda pero seguro algunos meses, me encanta este sitio 😍😍
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