German hippies keep to themselves it is by turn. charming and staggering. Hire a car for two days or take a couple of bus journeys and you'll have covered most of the island. Valleys ofpalm trees and l cacti become pine forests: a perfectly I maintained road becomes a potholed I track decorated with small landsides. I The crushed shells of motor vehicles spotted from time to time on hillsides remind you that these roads need more than a little concentration. We stayed in San Sebastian. a small I port whose single claim to fame is that Christopher (‘olumbus made his last stop there before crossing the Atlantic and finding America. If you fancy a bit ofexploring yourself. this pretty little town is as good a place as any to set offon hilly cliff-top walks. 'l‘he going can be rough the ever-efficient (ierman tourists wear boots and mini rucksacks and the guide book advises rain gear. cardigans. sun hats and plenty of water. Naturally we skipped offin 'l'-shirts and canvas lace-ups. It was

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Getting There

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Where To Stay

S Tourist Board at 57/58 St James's Street. London

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' del Cabildo (Tel: 24 25 92 or 24 25 93) and Palacio

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Getting Around

Car hire is relatively cheap on Tenerile. but costs a bit more on La Gomera. Ifyou travel by taxi. agree thefare before you set out. A communal taxi service exists on La Gomera. which ; makes it cheaper. although you might have to waitlor

Tenerile and La Gomera by Noel Rochford (Sunflower Books. £5.95) will give you maps ofthe islands. plus walking or driving tours and general inlormation.

The Spanish Travelmate (Richard Drew £1.50) provides basic vocabulary and phrases to fit into the

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