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Old June 14th, 2017, 12:17 AM   #1
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JiJa does your Country - La Gomera

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Hope you don't mind if I stick to English.
I am JiJa, I am from Hamburg, and I love travalling. Last month I have visteted your Island called "La Gamora" and like to share my pictures with you

You can checkout my linklist for completed photostories, if you want to know what is awaiting you.
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La Gomera
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This journey starts of course in Germany, where I took for the first time in my life the train from Hamburg to Frankfurt. I stayed near the ariport in an Hotel area still under cunstruction with no real opportunities to go out for lunch or drinks or stuff like that. While I am standing in front of my window with beer from a nearby gas station in my Hand and the airport on the other side of the Autobahn I am looking forward that my windowview will turn way better the next days.


Next day and the Condor-Plane starts from the only shitty Gate in Frankfurt. C1
It is the only gate where you cannot get into the duty free area and get lost between whiskey and vodka offers.


The Condor flight was also shit. I was travelling so much, that I should have known that Condor is like Ryanair. Nothing included and no individual entertainment programm on a 5 hours flight. But look! Right next to the window the canarian island finally appear. Hurray!


There are two different ships connecting Tenerife with La Gomera. First I took the Red-white one. It is not very busy that day. I've heard that sometimes the ferry has to go serveral times.


Welcome on board


... to be continued
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Old June 15th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #2
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Hands up!
For ne entertanment on plane I got free one on the ship


A typical holiday picture you have to make


In strong blowing wind a crewmember cleans the bridge windows. In the mist appears my destination. Normally you can see the island from each other, but not at that day. Maybe too much sand from the Sahara in the air


Last stage to Valle Gran Rey in the south-west of the Island by bus. Someone told me the bus drivers have different nicknames on the island. From "Domingo" to "Fernando Alonso". You can tell who is who when you are riding with them
Snap shot outside teh bus window to the central peaks of the island
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Old June 19th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #3
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Next day from Valle Grany Rey via Bus into the "Parque Nacional de Garajony" The largest laurel forest on the Canarian Island. The daily Passat Cloud procuces vertical rain and the trees do some kind of cloud seeding.


But the Park is something for my last day, so I am leaving it quite fast ...


... to lower areas, less forested. I am going back to Valle Gran Rey - a 1.100 Meters decent.


A farmer tries to keep goats away from his fields near the little Village of Arure.


Arure mainstreet. Time to buy some snacks for later. Too early for lunch
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Old June 19th, 2017, 11:02 PM   #5
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A small water reservoir near Arure


Beyond ths stone bridge lays the entrance to the out of use Restaurant "Mirador del Santo",


... with a great view on the Atlantic Ocean and the village Taguluche.


The common la gomerian giant esparrago. A local delicacy.


I walk further south to the next viewpoint. This time my bus-startpoint - Valle Gran Rey - lays approx 780 Meter below me. Have a look at the harbour. There is a cruise-ship terminal. Expept for its grand opening it was never use and is out of service. Here I enjoy my snack from Arure and afterwards it's time to go down there to get some well deserved sore muscles.


... La Calera stretcence. Here you leave the hiking path.
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Another Day, Another hike. This time from Alajero to Imada. Next to Alajero there is the village of Targa.


Here the old royal path leads down into the valley. There are no stone stairs, because the Mules had problems with them. So its party very steep, but nothing really difficult.


You see the little white house in the center upon the hill in the Background? A very small white box. There I have to pass on my way to Imada. It is freaking hot down the valley with absolutely no wind. Sweating I start to feel my "office-legs"


When I reached the top, I had to realize, that it is still quite a way to Imada and a cold orange juice. Meeeeeeh
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So let's go on. From now on daily. Finally I got to Imada and went straight for that restaurant, which is recommandet in my travel guide for the best goat on the island.


Staff is nice as well as the other guests, who invited me on a drink. With alcohol in your blood you hike better
EDIT: I just noticed, that the Island are printed on the tissues


I have the same next goal, like the other guests, so we decided to walk on together. This path leads to the oldest Dragon Tree of the island


... I don'tknow how old it really is. But the offical age of somewhat of ******* old seems to be a bit exaggerated


My Bus waits on a parking lot near the three as agganged in advanced. This time I don't need to pay it on my own. Same goal again with the others. So again down the road into the valley of the great king.


... and yes. The mandatory picture of a sunset from the roof of my hotel was perfectly possible that evening.
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A new day is comming.This timeI can use a rental car, because Iof a circular route. I start southside of the National Park Garajonay. A big bushfire devestated this area in 2012. The fire had been raised intentional


Because of the financial crisis many projects to reforest this world heritage are on hold. So a lonely tree is seeding the clouds between the sceleteons of its brothers and sisters ...


View from the highest peak to the Teide. Highest Mountain of Spain. The clouds around the Teide is the Passat Cloud.


It's getting hot again. But luckily for now I can walk downhill towards Chipude, my first stop for the day.
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Chipude is known as the pottery town of La Gomera. Alongside the Main Street some litte shops offer their stuff. Of course I brought a litte souvenier and of course it did not survive the flight, later


Beside this, you see the decreasing population numbers outside the (touristical) main cities very clear.


In Imada there is served the best goat of the island. Here it is the best rabbit according to some insiders.


Pink Walls inside with plenty of stuff dispayed. You can figure out the jobs of the owners two sons by the. One sails with the Marine. One is serving at the Guardia Civil.


And once again you get some self made alcohol to get better to the second half of the day. And this time I was able to try some palm juice. Tastes a bit like cocunut. Very sweet. After extracting it, you have to drink it quite fast, otherwise it gets bad quite quickly.
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Whoops. Mistake. The pottery village in my last comment ist not Chipude but El Cerado. Now we are in Chipude!


It is the oldest village on the Island and unsed to be its capital. Pirates frequently purged the former (and todays) capital of San Sebastián. The La Gomerians moved the administration and - more important - the money of the administration from the harbour twon up to Chipude, hoping that the Pirates are too lazy to climb a mountain. The plan worked out perfectly.


From Chiipude it's not a long way to second highest peak of La Gomara - the Fortaleza. Bevor the Spanish landed on La Gomera the Portuguese tried to conquer it. It went utterly wrong and the ianvading Portuguese soldiers flet and fortified to this mountain. The natives could have let them die there of thirst. But they sent an emissary to the europeans who negociated that the Portuguese can come down alive. No harm shall be done to them if they just leave and never come back.


Way up. Not as difficult as it may look, but you should be free from giddiness.


On Top


View back to chipude. In the background you can see the Passat Cloud. Its a never ending wave of a cloud which gets lost after passing the ridge.
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Harbour -> Boat -> Dolphins






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Appartment Area of Valle Gran Rey


... whatch out German Witnesses of Jehova are looking for you there.


Sorroundings of the playa ingles. The nudity beach. Of course I took no pictures of the beach itself. Just from the lonley areas around it




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Picture on my way to Agulo. Again a circuit, so I can take a hired car again.


In Agulo I stand In front of the "Red Wall". Up there you see a glass box. It belongs to the Restaurant "Mirador de Abrante". My first stage for today.


No wind and a burning sun. I will use all my xtra T-Shirts for today (if there is anything I hate it is sweaty clothes)


On top of the wall I take one of my favourite pictures of my trip at all. What a nice view
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Mars-Landscape on top.




Graveyard of Agulo
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My last Tourstage begins in Hermigua. From there it is roughly a 1.100 Meter climb to the Island Peak.


Streetcene with a carouflaged car.


Streetscene 2. I am sure plenty of tourists take a shot from this car.


Behind Hermigua I enter the wild. As you can see the northern flank of this Island is way more green than the southern Part due to the effect of the Passat Cloud


Again carnouflage time. Who can find the Frog?
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