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Old 17.02.2012, 15:05
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la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

ok kids, mrs. and I are going to be spending a week at a resort in Fuencaliente in early March... due to the resorts location t's I'm not sure we're ever going to be able to see any of the rest of the island but if we do..

any advice? .. what to see, where to eat, what to skip`

thanks all,
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Old 17.02.2012, 15:16
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Re: la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

I was at a conference in La Palma a few years back, and rightly so, the resort was a bit isolated and the bus services pretty few and far between. However, whilst I went into the capital to find smewhere to watch the 2007 RWC final (without success I might add) some colleagues went on an organised walking trip to see some of the island's volcanos. They were very impressed with it.
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Re: la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

I hope mrs. G doesnt plan on sacrificing me to the Volcano Gods.
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Re: la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

Just out of interest, why did you choose there?
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Re: la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

you'd have to talk to the mrs... it was a last minute deal

maybe for the volcanos?
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Re: la Palma, Canary Islands advice ?

There's also an observatory there, but I'm not sure if it's open to the public.

Edit: unless you weren't already aware, the whole island is basically a giant dormant(?) volcano and if a certain faultline were to catastrophically erupt, half the island would slip into the Atlantic, causing a giant tsunami to destroy the eastern US seaboard.

just sayin' as all.
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There's also an observatory there, but I'm not sure if it's open to the public.

Edit: unless you weren't already aware, the whole island is basically a giant dormant(?) volcano and if a certain faultline were to catastrophically erupt, half the island would slip into the Atlantic, causing a giant tsunami to destroy the eastern US seaboard.

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"eastern US seaboard"... would that include about 30 miles inland as well?
I need to know as my brothers birthday is coming up and I don't want to waste money on a card.
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ok kids, mrs. and I are going to be spending a week at a resort in Fuencaliente in early March... due to the resorts location t's I'm not sure we're ever going to be able to see any of the rest of the island but if we do..

any advice? .. what to see, where to eat, what to skip`

thanks all,
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"eastern US seaboard"... would that include about 30 miles inland as well?
I need to know as my brothers birthday is coming up and I don't want to waste money on a card.

About 16 mi. inland according to the theory quoted in Wikipedia. Buy the card, just in case
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