Days out

The pick of what to see in La Laguna

November 24, 2011 Andy 0

The design was conceived as a ‘balanced space with no walls or fortresses, within which its citizens could live peaceably together’ and was the first, non-fortified, Spanish Colonial town. […]

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Franco’s Legacy in Tenerife is Disappearing

November 19, 2011 Jack 0

One of the things that many people might not know about Tenerife is that General Franco plotted to overthrow the Spanish Republican Government from here, leading to the start of the Spanish Civil War. […]

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Meet the Magic Dragon, The Drago Tree

November 12, 2011 Andy 2

The Drago tree (Dracaena draco) is more than just a Tenerife icon. Some of its number are amongst the oldest living members of the plant kingdom and its history has as many facets as the tree has crowns; a tangled tale of idolatry, exploitation and magic. […]

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Chestnuts and Wine Season on Tenerife

November 7, 2011 Jack 3

A couple of euros buys you a poke of finger-burning sweet, roasted chestnuts and a generous cup of wine that’ll put hair on your chest. Together, with the smell of the sea air thrown in for good measure, it’s a winning combination… […]