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Self-guided walking holidays in the Canary IslandsFor as long as Jordi can remember, the inhabitants of La Gomera in the Canary Islands have always kept goats, mainly indigenous breeds which can produce enough milk every day to make delicious Gomeran cheese. Goats live all over the island and you will frequently spot them as you walk, in pens or yards, and scattered throughout the semi-wild scrub and fields.

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Posted: 08/08/2013 11:23:07 by Mariana Mier y Teran, Inntravel | with 2 comments



Did you know that the largest bunch of bananas ever recorded – containing 473 individual bananas – came from the small island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands? It was grown on a co-operative finca on the island and weighed 130 kg (287 lb) when it was harvested on 11 July 2001. Read the full post
Posted: 30/07/2013 16:38:17 by | with 0 comments



self-guided walking holidays in the Canary IslandsIf you’re planning a walking holiday in Spain – or the Canary Islands, in particular – there may be one or two terms relating to the geography and topography that you are unfamiliar with. Here, I’ve selected a few you will come across, and given a brief description and examples of places where you will encounter them... Read the full post
Posted: 26/07/2013 14:52:38 by | with 0 comments



Walking holidays in SpainJulian Pitt-Rivers wound his way up to our sierra in the early 1950s. A welcome in the local bar and a round of drinks was all it took to persuade him to settle and begin his ground-breaking book, ‘People of the Sierra’.  Turning its pages today, somehow life doesn’t seem so different. Glistening white villages still ring the silver sierra linked by a lacework of intricate paths that remain the lifeblood of rural life. Read the full post
Posted: 20/02/2013 14:05:55 by Linda Lashford, Inntravel photographer | with 0 comments



The year is 1973; the place northern Brittany. It’s been a bumper year for agriculture, not just for pig farmers like Alexis Gourvennec, but for arable farmers, too. The perfect combination of sunshine and rain at exactly the right time has led to storesheds bulging with artichokes and cauliflowers – and here in Britain, we just can’t seem to get enough of them. Literally. But why not?

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Posted: 04/02/2013 10:57:58 by | with 0 comments



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