Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 5, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas3 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas3 / Vacances à Las Palmas3 / Férias em Las Palmas3

In English:

On excursion in Las Palmas

To know better Canary Islands we attended the excursion, which showed northern parts of the island. On the tour saw Bandama Caldera, Botanical garden, Dedo de Dios in Puerto de Nieve and coffee plantation.

First, we drove along the winding roads to the Bandama caldera. Its measures are spectacular, because it is 569 meters / 1.867 feet above sea level, wide 1000 meters / 3300 feet and 200 meters / 700 feet deep. The view around was so enjoyable that when leaving from there, we had wistful mind. When I worked in Las Palmas 1969, there was a story about the man who lived in Bandama caldera. I was interested if there is somebody living at the bottom of caldera yet today and I did find from Internet, that the last and unique person who lived at the bottom of Bandama Caldera was Agustín Hernández. He moved to there with his family. Later his family left Bandama, but Agustín stayed there. It sounds incredible, but he lived the 69 years. For those who loves hiking, there is 2 km / 1.2 mi long path, leading to the bottom of Bandama caldera.

Next, our excursion headed to the Canary Islands Botanical Garden. The garden is large, because its area is approximately 27 acres (11 hectares). This meant to us, that we visited to the area where are cacti and palm trees.

Next, we drove to Puerto de las Nieves (harbor of snow). We dined at the restaurant with the same as the village. Puerto de las Nieves is a small village and from there is a catamaran connection to Tenerife which lasts 80 minutes. Puerto de las Nieves is known for its sea stack El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). November 18, 2005 strong Tropical Storm collapsed it. Sigh.

Finally, we headed for a coffee plantation. Plantation was surrounded by high and steep slopes, which meant that there was microclimate, which offered a great opportunity to grow coffee, bananas, oranges and grapes. Thus, it was natural that the vine made from grapes were for sale and we the opportunity to taste many kind of wines with different cheeses. Excellent vines.

En español:

Excursión en Las Palmas

Para conocer mejor las Islas Canarias asistimos a la excursión, que mostraba el norte de la isla. En el recorrido vieron Bandama Caldera, el jardín botánico, Dedo de Dios en Puerto de Nieve y la plantación de café.

Primero, condujimos a lo largo de los sinuosos caminos hasta la caldera de Bandama. Sus medidas son espectaculares, ya que es 569 metros / 1.867 pies sobre el nivel del mar, ancho 1000 metros / 3300 pies y 200 metros / 700 pies de profundidad. La vista alrededor fue tan agradable que, al salir de allí, tuvimos una mente anhelo. Cuando trabajé en Las Palmas en 1969, había una historia sobre el hombre que vivía en la caldera de Bandama. Me interesaba saber si todavía hay alguien viviendo en el fondo de la caldera y encontré por Internet que la última y única persona que vivía en el fondo de Bandama Caldera fue Agustín Hernández. Se mudó a allí con su familia. Más tarde, su familia abandonó Bandama, pero Agustín se quedó allí. Parece increíble, pero vivió los 69 años. Para los amantes del senderismo, hay un sendero de longitud de 2 kilómetros / 1.2 millas, que conduce al fondo de la caldera de Bandama.

Luego nuestra excursión se dirigió al Jardín Botánico de Canarias. El jardín es grande, porque su área es de aproximadamente 27 acres (11 hectáreas). Esto significó para nosotros, que visitamos solamente el área donde hay cactus y palmeras.

Luego, manejamos hacia Puerto de las Nieves. Cenamos en el restaurante con el mismo nombre que el pueblo. Puerto de las Nieves es un pequeño pueblo y desde allí hay una conexión de catamarán a Tenerife que dura 80 minutos. Puerto de las Nieves es conocido por su formación rocosa El Dedo de Dios. El 18 de noviembre de 2005, una fuerte tormenta tropical lo colapsó. Suspiro.

Finalmente, nos dirigimos a una plantación de café. La plantación estaba rodeada de laderas altas y empinadas, lo que significaba que había microclima, lo que ofrecía una gran oportunidad para cultivar café, plátanos, naranjas y uvas. Por lo tanto, era natural que el vino hecho de uvas estuviera a la venta y tuvimos la oportunidad de probar muchos tipos de vinos con diferentes quesos. Excelentes vinos.

En francais:

En excursion à Las Palmas

Pour mieux connaître les îles Canaries nous avons assisté à l’excursion, qui a montré les parties nord de l’île. Sur la tournée vu Bandama Caldera, jardin botanique, Dedo de Dios à Puerto de Nieve et plantation de café.

D’abord, nous avons roulé le long des routes sinueuses jusqu’à la caldeira de Bandama. Ses mesures sont spectaculaires, car il est de 569 mètres au-dessus du niveau de la mer, large de 1000 mètres / 3300 pieds et 200 mètres / 700 pieds de profondeur. La vue autour était tellement agréable qu’en partant de là, nous avions un esprit nostalgique. Quand j’ai travaillé à Las Palmas en 1969, il y avait une histoire à propos de l’homme qui vivait dans la caldeira de Bandama. Je me suis intéressé à savoir s’il y a quelqu’un qui vit encore au fond de la caldera aujourd’hui et que j’ai trouvé sur Internet que la dernière et unique personne qui vivait au bas de Bandama Caldera était Agustín Hernández. Il a déménagé là-bas avec sa famille. Plus tard, sa famille a quitté Bandama, mais Agustín est resté là. Cela semble incroyable, mais il a vécu les 69 ans là. Pour ceux qui aiment la randonnée, il y a un sentier de 2 km qui mène au fond de la caldeira de Bandama.

Ensuite, notre excursion s’est dirigée vers le jardin botanique des îles Canaries. Le jardin est grand, car sa superficie est d’environ 27 acres (11 hectares). Cela signifiait pour nous, que nous avons visité la zone où sont les cactus et les palmiers.

Ensuite, nous sommes allés à Puerto de las Nieves (port de neige). Nous dînions au restaurant avec le même nom que le village. Puerto de las Nieves est un petit village et à partir de là il ya une connexion en catamaran à Tenerife qui dure 80 minutes. Puerto de las Nieves est connu pour sa pile de mer El Dedo de Dios (le doigt de Dieu). Le 8 novembre 2005 , il ya avait une forte tempête qui a causé son effondrement. Soupir.

Finalement, nous nous dirigions vers une plantation de café. La plantation était entourée par de pentes hautes et raides, ce qui signifiait qu’il y avait un microclimat, ce qui offrait une grande opportunité de faire cultiver du café, des bananes, des oranges et des raisins. Ainsi, il était naturel que la vigne faite à partir de raisins était à vendre et nous avions l’occasion de goûter de nombreux types de vins avec des fromages différents. Excellentes vins.

Em Português:

Na excursão em Las Palmas

Para conhecer melhor as Ilhas Canárias, participámos numa excursão, que mostrou as regiões setentrionais da ilha. No passeio vimos Caldera de Bandama, Jardim Botânico, Dedo de Dios em Puerto de Nieve e um plantação de café.

Primeiro, dirigimos as estradas sinuosas para Caldera de Bandama. Suas medidas são espetaculares, porque é de 569 metros a 1.867 pés acima do nível do mar, de largura de 1000 metros / 3300 pés e de 200 metros / 700 pés de profundidade. A visão ao redor era tão agradável que, ao sair de lá, tivemos a mente nostálgica. Quando trabalhei em Las Palmas 1969, havia uma história sobre o homem que morava na Caldeira de Bandama. Fiquei interessado se havia alguém morando no fundo da caldera ainda hoje e encontrei na Internet, que a última e única pessoa que viveu no fundo de Bandama Caldera foi Agustín Hernández. Ele se mudou para lá com a sua família. Mais tarde, sua família deixou Bandama, mas Agustín ficou lá. Parece incrível, mas ele viveu os 69 anos lá. Para aqueles que gostam de caminhar, há um caminho de 2 km / 1,2 mi de comprimento, levando ao fundo da caldeira de Bandama.

Depois a nossa excursão foi para o Jardim Botânico das Ilhas Canárias. O jardim é grande, porque sua área é de aproximadamente 27 acres (11 hectares). Isso significou para nós, que visitamos a área onde são cactos e palmeiras.

Em seguida, dirigimos para Puerto de las Nieves (porto de neve). Jantamos no restaurante com o mesmo nome do que a aldeia. Puerto de las Nieves é uma pequena aldeia e de lá há uma conexão de catamarã para Tenerife que dura 80 minutos. Puerto de las Nieves é conhecido por sua pilha de mar El Dedo de Dios (dedo de Deus). 18 de novembro de 2005, una forte tempestade tropical desabou a pilha de mar. Suspiro.

Finalmente, fomos para uma plantação de café. A plantação estava rodeada de encostas altas e íngremes, o que significava que havia microclima, o que oferecia uma ótima oportunidade para cultivar café, bananas, laranjas e uvas. Assim, era natural que a vinho feita de uvas estivesse à venda e a oportunidade para nós de provar muitos tipos de vinhos com diferentes queijos. Excelentes vinhos.

1. Bandama Caldera general information sign

1. Bandama Caldera general information sign

2. Bandama Caldera - panorama

2. Bandama Caldera – panorama

3. Bandama Caldera - panorama

3. Bandama Caldera – panorama

4. Bandama Caldera - panorama

4. Bandama Caldera – panorama

5. Bottom of Bandama Caldera

5. Bottom of Bandama Caldera

6. View from Bandama Caldera towards Las Palmas

6. View from Bandama Caldera towards Las Palmas

7. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

7. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

8. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

8. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

9. Some village

9. Some village

10. Bandama Golf Club (18 holes, par 71, lenght of yeallow is - 5666 m / 6169 yd)

10. Bandama Golf Club (18 holes, par 71, lenght of yeallow is – 5666 m / 6169 yd)

11. Sign of the Canary Islands Botanical Garden

11. Sign of the Canary Islands Botanical Garden

12. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

12. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

13. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

13. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

14. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

14. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

15. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

15. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

16. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

16. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

17. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

17. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

18. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

18. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

19. Sign telling about the Cardon

19. Sign telling about the Cardon

20. The Cardon

20. The Cardon

21. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

21. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

22. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

22. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

23. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

23. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

24. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

24. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

25. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

25. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

26. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

26. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

27. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

27. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

28. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

28. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

29. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

29. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

30. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

30. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

31. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

31. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

32. Birds living in the Botanical Garden

32. Birds living in the Botanical Garden

33. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

33. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

34. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

34. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

35. Sign telling about El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). Before and after

35. Sign telling about El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). Before and after

36. El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). After the collapse

36. El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). After the collapse

37. Puerto de las Nieves

37. Puerto de las Nieves

38. Puerto de las Nieves

38. Puerto de las Nieves

39. Puerto de las Nieves

39. Puerto de las Nieves

40. Puerto de las Nieves

40. Puerto de las Nieves

41. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

41. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

42. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

42. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

43. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

43. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

44. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

44. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

45. Coffee beans are dried in the sun

45. Coffee beans are dried in the sun

46. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

46. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

47. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

47. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

48. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

48. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

49. Guide of coffee plantation and her happy dog

49. Guide of coffee plantation and her happy dog

50. Stephen William Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, visited also this plantation. When leaving the plantation he had mangos on his knees.

50. Stephen William Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, visited also this plantation. When leaving the plantation he had mangos on his knees.

51. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

51. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

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81 Comments »

  1. It looks lovely and very exotic Matti. I’ve never seen a coffee plantation so very interesting. Congratulations on the anniversary of 100 years. How will you celebrate? Kind regards, Marion.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — December 5, 2017 @ 07:59 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I am glad that You loved my post. You noticed that tomorrow we celebrate our anniversary of 100 years independency. Maybe You have noticed my post bout it among Blogroll.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2017 @ 08:59 | Reply

  2. The Canary Islands are beautiful! I’ve never seen a coffee plantation. Very interesting. Thank you! 🌷Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — December 5, 2017 @ 08:14 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Thank you for Your kind words. There are so much to see, but time is Limited. I thank that guided excursions are worth for participating.

      Have a good day!

      P.S. Tomorrow Finland celebrates its 100 years Independence.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2017 @ 09:18 | Reply

  3. What they have in their Botanical garden can only be in England in green houses like in Kew Gardens. It looks amazing. Great to see more than just beach of the area. Thank you.

    Comment by utesmile — December 5, 2017 @ 09:10 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Same here in Finland – in gardens only. 🙂 If You remember I presented already old town with is gorgeous Christopher Columbus Museum. Thank You commenting.

      P.S. Tomorrow Finland celebrates its 100 years Independence.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

      • Wow, happy Independence Day!

        Comment by utesmile — December 5, 2017 @ 14:32 | Reply

        • Thank You UTE. White snow covers land and sky is blue. They are colors of our flag also.

          Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 08:55 | Reply

          • That is true, a nice way to see it. Was that how the flag got its’ colours?

            Comment by utesmile — December 6, 2017 @ 09:04 | Reply

            • Hello Ute.

              Here is Wikipedia story about our flag. Because You were interested in these colors, I will make an exception and present a song (there are many versions, best has been seen 1 112 730 times) called sininen and valkoinen, in English blue and white. Because this popular song is in Finnish, You must read translation first before listening this song.

              Lyrics in English of Blue and white:

              http://lyricstranslate.com/en/sininen-ja-valkoinen-blue-and-white.html

              Blue and white (Sinnen ja valkoinen) video:

              Sininen ja valkoinen – Blue and white.

              In this video there are beautiful photos. Matti

              Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 13:13 | Reply

              • Thank you! Very nice and interesting!

                Comment by utesmile — December 6, 2017 @ 14:41 | Reply

                • Hi Ute.

                  Thank You. The lyrics is very thoughtful. What You would tell about Your country in same situation? Think about it. Now You know Jukka’s narrative. Sometimes deep thoughts are good for man – I think.

                  Comment by Sartenada — December 7, 2017 @ 08:11 | Reply

                  • Definitely food for thought…. I agree.

                    Comment by utesmile — December 7, 2017 @ 19:48 | Reply

                    • That’s great idea Ute, I think. I love it. Thank You.

                      Happy Friday!

                      Comment by Sartenada — December 8, 2017 @ 07:49

              • Indeed there are wonderful pictures form your country on the video!

                Comment by utesmile — December 6, 2017 @ 14:45 | Reply

                • Ute. I am glad that You loved photos of this video.

                  Comment by Sartenada — December 7, 2017 @ 08:12 | Reply

  4. Muchísimas gracias por permitirnos vivir la aventura de tus viajes; esta vez, de nuevo en las Islas Canarias, has hecho un magnífico reportaje. Me imagino que habréis disfrutado mucho de las bondades de su tierra y clima. Un abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — December 5, 2017 @ 12:36 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Gracias, es un placer tener tus comentarios! ¡Eso es correcto! La última post de esta serie después de dos semanas te muestra que Las Palmas también es un paraíso de surf. ¡Tengo algunas fotos preciosas, aunque yo mismo lo digo!

      Un abrazo y ¡buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2017 @ 12:54 | Reply

  5. The botanical gardens look great Matti. So many types of cacti…. and the coffee plantation looks very interesting.

    Comment by amindfultravellerblog — December 5, 2017 @ 13:44 | Reply

    • Hello amindfultravellerblog.

      Thank You for Your and words and loving my photos. Have a good day!

      P.S. Tomorrow Finland celebrates its 100 years Independence.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 5, 2017 @ 13:47 | Reply

  6. Thank you for taking us along with you as you toured this beautiful island. The cacti in the botanical garden is fascinating. I also enjoyed the view of the coffee plantation tucked into a valley between the peaks. This is a very interesting tour.

    Comment by seniorhiker — December 5, 2017 @ 14:50 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You. Gran Canarias offers interesting landscapes and surprises. For example, I did not know that is surf paradise also, which I present in my next post among others.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:15 | Reply

  7. It is exciting me to “follow” you on your journey to the Canary Islands. I love all the photos, but especially the happy dog 🙂 And so many birds there too. Also I congratulate you and your country on your Indepedence!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — December 5, 2017 @ 15:15 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You. Happy dog was so happy and loved all the people, so that is why I had to add a photo from it among other photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:20 | Reply

  8. You enjoyed pleasant trip to the southern country. I wanted to go to the Canary Islands by looking at your photos.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — December 5, 2017 @ 15:57 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. If You sun bath on a beach, then You do not know anything about the place where You spend Your Holiday. Being active Explorer is our motto! 🙂

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:25 | Reply

  9. bonjour mon ami, oh quel beau voyage tu as fait, quelle belle île et le jardin botanique est de toutes beautés. J’aime ces arbres mêlés entre eux moi la passionnée d’arbres ( tu sais les arbres et moi çà a toujours été ” mes copains”). Les montagnes rocheuses tout est splendide bravo de belles photos même le petit chien a posé pour la photo bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — December 5, 2017 @ 17:19 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Mon coeur chante à propos de ton commentaire. Merci.

      Belle journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

  10. Belíssimas fotos, como sempre. Procure na internet por “Dedo de Deus Teresópolis”, é uma formação rochosa com o mesmo aspecto deste que você fotografou. Fica a 60 km da onde moro e é exuberante.
    Abraço.

    Comment by Gabriel Moura — December 5, 2017 @ 17:36 | Reply

    • Ola Gabriel.

      Muito interessante. I think that I have heard the name Teresópolis when I visited in Penedo which called a “Pequena Finlandia” and Rio. Foi surpreendente semelhante. Fico super feliz que você gostou das minhas fotos! Obrigado.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:41 | Reply

  11. Botanical garden looks nice.
    I like it.

    Comment by 洋子 — December 5, 2017 @ 18:08 | Reply

    • こんにちは 洋子.

      いつもありがとうございます!

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:50 | Reply

  12. Isn’t it a wonderfully rugged landscape? Superb photos, Sartenada. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — December 5, 2017 @ 20:19 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You for your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:51 | Reply

  13. The botanical garden looks magical.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — December 5, 2017 @ 20:53 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Yes, it was and huge. Thank you.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:54 | Reply

  14. Great that you allow us to discover more and very different areas of the island of Gran Canaria. The view at its capital Las Palmas as well as the impressing Bandama Caldera, the beach, (former) God’s Fnger, Puerto de las Nieves as well as coffee plantation and botanical garden! These cacti and succulents are giants! Wow!
    Thanks for part 3 – and at this occasion I also would like to wish you (and Finland) a rather nice centenary!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — December 5, 2017 @ 22:13 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      I appreciate Your comment very much. Thank You following our vacation in Las Palmas. In the final part after two weeks, I will show some amazing surf photos and rugged volcanic landscape.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 09:59 | Reply

  15. Good idea to do an excursion with a local. That way you get to see more and find out where you might want to return to.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — December 5, 2017 @ 22:48 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You commenting so nicely. I am glad that You loved my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 10:02 | Reply

  16. What an impressive glimpse into a place I know so little about. It looks beautiful, and makes me wish I were 20 years younger – I likely would love to visit. Thanks for the great pictures and words. M 🙂

    Comment by mvschulze — December 6, 2017 @ 05:04 | Reply

    • Hello M.

      Thank You for your kind words. I am glad that you loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 12:19 | Reply

  17. Oh so beautiful! Love that lighthouse.:) seeing that lovely banana tree made my mouth water for bananas are much better fresh than from the store. Thank you for the nice tour.

    Comment by Deb — December 6, 2017 @ 05:59 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You. I loved the lighthouse also and that is why I showed it. 🙂 Canarian bananas are smaller than, for example, those coming from South America but are sweeter on the contrary.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 12:29 | Reply

  18. Oh que maravilha, eu já passei muitas férias em Las Palmas e em outras ilhas das Canárias, muito lindo tudo!
    Abraco,
    Claudia

    Comment by claudialasetzki — December 6, 2017 @ 10:30 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário. Eu sempre aprecio seus comentários. Eles sempre aquecem o meu coração!

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso! Um grande abraço. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — December 6, 2017 @ 13:21 | Reply

  19. Quel merveilleux jardin botanique ,Merci pour cette visite guidée et ces magnifiques photos 😊!

    Comment by chantaki — December 7, 2017 @ 03:13 | Reply

    • Coucou Chantaki.

      Mon coeur chante en lisant ton gentil commentaire. Merci.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 7, 2017 @ 11:25 | Reply

  20. Thanks for letting me know about your new post.I so much enjoyed your stunning photos everywhere around and especially the ones taken in the Botanical Gardens with the huge cacti and the wonderful palm trees.El Dedo de Dios signs are interresting too;overall,it was a great travel experience.Happy Day of Idependence,dear Matti 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — December 7, 2017 @ 04:06 | Reply

  21. Very nice virtual tour! Thanks for info – we will be there this Christmas! Bye and alll the best in 2018, dear Sartenada. K

    Comment by Kamila Pala — December 7, 2017 @ 09:32 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      You said: “we will be there this Christmas!”. Wow. I wish that You will have great time there and that the weather is perfect for You and Yours.

      All the best 2018 also. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — December 7, 2017 @ 11:31 | Reply

  22. The information and photos of the Canary Islands are wonderful! It looks like a fascinating place to visit – partly desert and partly tropical. I especially like the botanical garden. Thanks!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — December 7, 2017 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You. We loved so much rugged volcanic areas that we visited there twice. You will see them in next post.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 8, 2017 @ 09:33 | Reply

  23. The botanical gardens are beautiful! I never enjoyed them as a child, but as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate them. It’s fascinating the different types of pants that grow and thrive in various locations. The coffee plantation is very interesting. How neat that they also grow wine grapes!

    Thank you for the lovely photos! I hope you had a nice independence day!

    Comment by Emily — December 7, 2017 @ 19:41 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      I am very glad after reading Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a good day (even though it rains).

      Comment by Sartenada — December 8, 2017 @ 08:26 | Reply

  24. Great pictures from the botanical garden, Matti! They brought back happy memories. Belated happy 100th Independence Day!

    Comment by Tiny — December 8, 2017 @ 03:55 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. The 100th independency was celebrated round the world. Three examples: Colosseum in Rome, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and Niagara Falls. Amazing.

      Happy upcoming weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 8, 2017 @ 08:36 | Reply

  25. What stunning scenery! Bot the Caldera and the coastal photo of God’s Finger were especially astounding. Thank you for the gorgeous tour.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — December 8, 2017 @ 17:46 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank you leaving your kind comment. We loved this guided tour, because then the guide gives more information than travelling solo.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 9, 2017 @ 09:11 | Reply

  26. Great nature!
    I like white wall’s house.
    I think you are good trip.

    Comment by キース — December 9, 2017 @ 07:50 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and that You did find something interesting to You. ありがとうございます.

      幸せな週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 9, 2017 @ 09:14 | Reply

  27. ¡ que jardin tan bonito! y que vacaciòn tan divertido !

    Comment by betunada — December 10, 2017 @ 00:59 | Reply

    • Hola Betunada.

      Qué bueno que te gustaba mis fotos. Tu amable comentario, me hizo feliz.

      ¡Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 10, 2017 @ 11:43 | Reply

  28. Amazing one

    Comment by Festenstein — December 16, 2017 @ 18:14 | Reply

    • Hello Festenstein.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 17, 2017 @ 11:40 | Reply

  29. I enjoyed seeing the photos from the Botanical Gardens. When I travel to visit another place, I seek out the botanical gardens. I am also impressed that you write your blog in multiple languages. Beautiful pictures.

    Comment by Tu-Na Quilts — December 18, 2017 @ 19:41 | Reply

    • Hello Tu-Na Quilts.

      Thank You. We love botanical gardens and that was why I presented this one.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 09:43 | Reply

  30. Clearly totally different from where your home is! Enjoy!

    Comment by Jean — December 19, 2017 @ 15:03 | Reply

    • Hello Jean.

      Your comment made me very glad. Thank You.

      Happy holiday season to You.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:33 | Reply

  31. Muito legal, É gostoso viajar e conhecer lugares novos. Parabéns pelas fotos.

    Comment by Rosilene Zanutto — December 19, 2017 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • Oi Rosalene.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Isso fez o meu coração cantar! Abraços!

      Uma feliz semana pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:49 | Reply

  32. What a wonderful landscape!

    Comment by Louise — December 23, 2017 @ 14:23 | Reply

  33. Me encanta, unas fotos preciosas!!❤️😍 ¡Feliz Navidad y un feliz año nuevo ! ❤🎉❤🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    Comment by amicubasite — December 27, 2017 @ 00:35 | Reply

    • Hola amicubasite.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario y feliz de que te gusten las fotos.

      ¡Feliz año nuevo 2018!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2017 @ 08:46 | Reply

  34. You’ve given us all an incentive to visit the Canary Islands. In spite of the name, the Canary Islands were named after dogs.

    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 18, 2018 @ 16:37 | Reply

    • Hello Steve.

      Thank You for Your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2018 @ 08:52 | Reply


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