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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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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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A few years ago we decided one of our objectives would be to walk across the Canary Islands following the GR131 and staying at rural hotels…

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We’ve stayed in all of the ones in Canary Island Paradors and each has thrown up a variety of experiences that weren’t always consistent with the others.

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All the Canary Islands are different in many ways. The differences may be big, such as diverse epic scenery, and they may be small, items on local menus or aspects of traditional architecture…

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We’d visited Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera many times over the years and had never seen a waterfall.

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The view from the Manrique Mirador is one of my favourites in the Canary Islands; a vista which in the one shot shows why La Gomera is different from the other islands.

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Although there’s a lot of crossover when it comes to menu items on traditional restaurants on the different Canary Islands, there are also some dishes which ‘belong’ more to individual islands.

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