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Days adrift.  Click here to see our best and worst experiences so far.
2372
Number of flights.  Click here to go to the itinerary page.
35
Bus, train and taxi rides.  Click here to see all posts relating to transport. (56 posts)
185
Miles walked.  Click here to see all posts relating to walking and trekking. (41 posts)
581
Countries visited.  Click here to see what we think of them. (14 posts)
15
Number of species spotted.  Click here to go to our wildlife page.
1157
Photos taken.  Click here to go to the photo gallery. (86 posts)
13288
Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (48 posts)
63
Number of times scammed.  Click here to read all about it!  (2 posts)
1
Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
45
 
...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

You've stumbled on the blog of Matthew and Maureen, who travelled around the world for a year between July 2010 and July 2011.

We had a year of wonder, wildlife and a modest amount of adventure! Now we're back but we're still travellers at heart and will record all our journeys here.



 

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Hi James and Giulia! You live in Singapore? Lucky you! It was definitely one of our top-three favourite cities on our trip around the world. We do still update this website, but since we are not travelling we only update it when we go on trips. So the next update will be: Costa Rica, this winter, where we have a chan[...]

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Farewell La Gomera

Friday, January 20th, 2017

14th January 2017

La Gomera and El Teide

La Gomera and El Teide


Home today, not much to say. One more tasty breakfast at Casa los Herreras, one more time we turned the bread, cheese and ham into a sandwich for our lunch (much
Lunch in the mountains

Lunch

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On the edge of the land

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Vallehermosa - means lovely valley

Vallehermosa – means lovely valley

13th January 2017

Last hike on La Gomera! And the weather, which has been so strange and variably wonderful throughout the week, has reset back to day one: clear blue skies overhead, the odd poofy … >>


These mist covered mountains

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Damp day, Valle Gran Rey

Damp day, Valle Gran Rey

12 January 2017

It rained in the night. This morning we see a new side of La Gomera’s weather – it’s overcast, with plenty of mist and the occasional drizzle of rain. It’s even cloudy … >>


The owl of Chipude

Friday, January 20th, 2017

11 January 2017

Chipude and the Fortaleza

Chipude and the Fortaleza


Yesterday I really buggered up my knee on the downhill slog, so the plan today was to explore by car and maybe find a short and easy walk along the way to keep … >>


Downhill all the way

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The view from the top

The view from the top

10 January 2017

I enjoy trying to fathom out the history of an area from clues around me. The recent history of La Gomera seems to be depopulation and changing agriculture, from subsistence to cash … >>


Gorge and the dragon

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Imada, the village at the start

Imada, the village at the start

9 January 2017

Our room at Casa los Herrera is pretty good. The hotel is an old restored building opposite the little church in what perhaps passes as the centre of Hermigua, which is … >>


Rocks and prickly pear

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

8 January 2017

Los Roques

Los Roques


Our first hike on La Gomera. We picked one that started nearby (a mere 20 minutes twisty turning drive up mountain roads) and concentrated around an area called Los Roques.

It was a stunning walk, … >>


La Gomera via Tenerife

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Toad car!

Toad car!

7 January 2017

Wow. I have never seen such a GREEN hire car! We had four hours to kill between the airport and the ferry, so there was time to drive to the top of Tenerife and back … >>