Posts by: Jack

We knew it would be a pretty and fascinating place, but the big question for us was would Evorat turn out to be another Dubrovnik or Carcassonne?

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Last time we visited El Hierro some of its charm had seeped away for us. The previously magical diminutive Canary Island stuck out in the Atlantic had seemed ordinary and, wearing a dusty brown height-of-summer coat, not particularly attractive looking. Island hopping to La Palma a few days later only heightened that view as much […]

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The first time we fell foul of the Canary Islands’ anarchic approach to marking walking routes was on La Gomera when a couple of signposts on one trail weren’t where they should have been.

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Some writers despise travel lists, viewing them as lazy travel writing designed to pull in lots of readers with the minimum of effort. However, statistics show people like lists.

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Is there a law which says if we want to be considered discerning travellers we should only eat what is considered ‘local food’ whenever we visit a destination?

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Appreciating, or not, the impact of walking at different altitudes is only one example of how being an ‘experienced walker’ can be a relative term.

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Patricio is owner of Posada Quelat, a series of wooden cabins dotted around a garden of Eden with gunnera’s so huge I could have used one as a hammock.

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Which is the most touristy Canary Island and which is the least? Before anyone answers we need to consider what does ‘most’ and ‘least’ touristy actually mean. Tenerife attracts the most tourists each year followed by Gran Canaria. They get most of the attention in the UK travel press and have the biggest tourist resort […]

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