Friday, May 17, 2013

Ryanair magazine features La Gomera

The Ryanair magazine 'Let's Go' ran an article entitled 'Secret Island Escapes' which featured La Gomera recently. I'll quote:

''Battling for beach space need not be an obligatory part of your summer holidays. A bounty of blissfully untouched isles exist throughout the Ryanair network, where the sands are footprint-free, there is never a wait for a seaside table, and a friendly islander is always happy to show you around.


Formed by the circular Garajonay volcano, La Gomera has gone under-explored by the millions who holiday on the Canaries each year. Dense jungle crowds the inner valleys, while sweeps of desert and palm-dotted beaches make up its outer rim, meaning plenty to draw the curious visitor over from Tenerife, 50km west. And while the untouched beauty may entice, what sets this island apart is a unique cultural quirk. Silbo Gomero - one of the world's last whistling languages - was introduced here by the Berbers, and over the centuries was adapted by island shepherds who use it to communicate across La Gomera's steep ravines. Make the Hotel Jardín Tecina (doubles from €120,, in the island's seaside capital, San Sebastián de la Gomera, your base, and set off by car to the island's isolated inner villages to hear the lingo first-hand. Have the locals teach you some phrases for a life-lasting souvenir.''
Even if the piece isn't exactly very well researched and probably connected with advertising the hotel mentioned, it does however help to promote La Gomera.The article also featured the islands of Ponza and Favignana (Italy), Kithira (Greece), Koster (Sweden), Muhu (Estonia), Verte (France), Vis (Croatia), and Arran (Scotland).   

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