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Some impressions from a trip November 2014. All material can be used for whatever purpose you want als long as it says: "Foto: Maurer, Austria-Forum".

Tenerife Tenerife is the largest of the Canary islands. It is dominated by Pico el Teide Pico el Teide, Tenerifa , the volcanoe basically responsible for the island. It is a bit over 3.700 m high. The capital is Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Tenerifa] on the NO coast, but the main tourist areas are the very dry and constantly sunny regions of the South, with the center Las Americas/ Los Christianos Los Christianos Here you find a complete artifical environnment of appartment and hotel silos. As you move further to the West like to Playa Paraiso or Puertito (see pictures) the situation starts to be a little better, yet all the coastal areas except in the West (where high waves make the ocean difficult to manage) and the Norhern part with its dense forest (not so much caused by rain but by fogs) are quite crowded. In the center of the island, Teide and its huge caldera are often in beautiful sun with a layer of clouds below it. In what follows, we show some typical picures of the island, but omit pictues of cities, although particularly the old center of La Laguna San Christobal de la Laguna, Tenerife (and partially of the capital) an some old villages many of them also would deserve a visit.

Pictures from Tenerife, starting at the South coast at Playa Pareiso, a bit West of the biggest touristic concentration in Los Christianos Playa Pareiso, Tenerife

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Playa Paradeiso evening, under CC BY 4.0
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Playa Paradeiso morning, under CC BY 4.0
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Rocky beach near Playa Pareiso, under CC BY 4.0
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Cactus figs, under CC BY 4.0
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Cactus figs and bay, under CC BY 4.0
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Bay of El Puertito, under CC BY 4.0
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El Puertito, under CC BY 4.0
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Rizinus plant, under CC BY 4.0
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Look like grapes but are totally different plant
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Leaf of plant
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Various phases of fruit
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Poolscape at Playa Pareiso
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Waterfall between two levels of pools
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From cave behind waterfall

Going up to the caldera of Pico el Teide Pico el Teide, Tenerifa and exploring it a bit

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View from above Chio with edge of Gomera in background
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Old village on the slope Teide
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Cacti on the slope of Teide
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Cacti growing on lava
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Pines after fire on lava
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Pines growing on lava
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Lava
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Incredible where pines grow
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First view of Pico el Teide at over 3.700 m high
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Teide-from the way up from Chio
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Teide
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Dry Vegetation on the slope of Teide
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Impressive Rocks near the road to Teide
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Rocks in clouds coming from the East coast
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Impressive rocks on the way to Teide
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Teide with cable car- not impressive yet 2000 m altidude from here
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Moonscape neare base-station of Teide
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Famous rock formation near Paradore of Teide national park
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Famous rock formation near Paradore of Teide national park
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Famous rock formation near Paradore of Teide national park
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Famous rock formation near Paradore of Teide national park
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Famous rock formation near Paradore of Teide national park
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Teide
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Looking back from visitor center
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Young plant lover taking close up of skeleton of dried plant
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The close-up at issue
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The plant at issue
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On trail around Guamsao Mountain in Teide National Park
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House in Vilaflor, a village on the way down direction SE
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Chapel in Vilaflor
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Altar in Chapel
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Inside San Pedro church in Vilaflor
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In San Pedro church

Other impressions from Tenerifa, starting in the extreme North (Amaga trail), then South West and West, and finally pictures of area around Las Vegas near East coast

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Santa Cruz in the East from Amaga trail
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Village on the other, the Western, side of ridge, zoomed in
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Another zoomed view of village some 1500 m below
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Last coffee before starting on trail
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On Amaga forest trail to Chamorga
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The most impressive rock along the trail
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Close-up of rock
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Typical view of NW coast near North cape
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Los Gigantes-Highest cliffs of island in SW
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Near Los Gigantes
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Driving down to Masca above SW coast
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Near Masca
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Road to Masca
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Driving here is not always easy
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Masca-here the famous hike through the canyon to the sea starts
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In Masca
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Looking down from Masca
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Upper part of trail
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White Cathedral of Silos on W coast, building to the right is monastery
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Typical Spanish architectur in Silos
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Garachico bay on West coast, always with high waves
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High waves
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A sheltered harbour is needed in Garachico
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Humboldt gave this tree the name Dragon Tree
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Dragon tree, some hundreds of years old but not the THOUSAND reported by legend
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Old cave housing along trail above Las Vegas East coast
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Still used for overnights by some
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Story of dwellings
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Las Vegas means fertile land. This is true due water that was and is still collected in ingenious ways
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Trail is marked yellow- white but this says DO NOT continue here since stripes are crossed
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Church in Las Vegas
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Can you see the rope on the tree --- used to ring a bell to call for church