The small island of La Gomera is almost circular and the center is formed by a large laurel forest, which is protected as a national park. He is so unique today that he even represents World Heritage. Once upon a time, laurel grew almost everywhere in the Mediterranean. This guided tour showed us a small part of it. Previously, it passed through one of the 52 valleys (barrancos) that cut up La Gomera like spokes of a wheel.
4 days ago
After the volcano tour there was still time for a stroll through Santa Cruz. It is described as the pearl of the Canaries. Well, we probably did not find them, the pearls. The small town did not convince us so much. Maybe it was the drizzle that came from the sea. That should be normal in November on this side of the island.
5 days ago
The Teneguia is a volcanic cone, which originated in 1971. His lava ran into the sea and enlarged the island. The guided tour usually follows simple paths of 500 meters down to sea level. The imposing crater landscape would be suitable for a copy of the moon landing 😏. The tour ends at the two Faro lighthouses, where a sea salt extraction plant (Salinas de Fuancaliente) can be admired.
5 days ago
Funchal's white houses cling to Monte. We take the gondola up the 500m and that's a good idea, because the climb is huge, which we notice going downhill. It goes pretty well in thighs and knees. On the way we overtake numerous wicker sleds - a local tourist attraction. Great views of the sea!
7 days ago
Lisbon is picturesquely situated at the mouth of the Tejo river. The shore leave us criss-crossing, especially up and down through the old town of Lisbon. It goes through small streets, shady squares, in quaint cafes and the small, oriental shopping experience Embaixada. Lisbon is certainly worth a trip of its own and this is just a small outline. On this hike, we keep away from the tourist streams that naturally exist in this city, as far as they can.
November 7, 2019
The small district of Eilbek is characterized by simple post-war settlement construction, has good access to the Wandsbek-Quarrée and is well connected by public transport. So it probably lives well here.
Eilbek, however, is different than I previously located. I suspected it north and south of the Eilbekkanal - but it is already in Barmbek-South. You do not learn.
November 3, 2019
With its pretty villas, small parks and four groves, Marienthal lives well. I know that from my own point of view, because I live there for over 20 years. Surrounded by lively districts Marienthal is a resting pole. The charm of the district is based on the former castle park, which was parceled out one hundred and fifty years ago and built with villas. Only today's Wandsbeker woodland was preserved, but lost in the course of time still areas for railway and road construction. Nevertheless, there was enough forest for jogging and walks. You can hardly do shopping in Marienthal.
October 31, 2019
Auf dem E1 zu Fuß längs durch Europa.
Zwischendurch unterwegs auf Tages-Touren, meist in Hamburg oder Schleswig-Holstein.