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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. […]

About Tenerife

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… […]

Food & Drink

Turrón Means Christmas on Tenerife

November 4, 2011 Jack 1

In what is ostensibly the equivalent of sticking two fingers up at any pretence of a healthy diet, the vegetable and fruit section of the Al Campo supermarket in La Orotava has been invaded by an aisle filled with boxes upon boxes of turrón. […]

Food & Drink

Tapas With a Difference in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

October 27, 2011 Jack 1

Lizarran’s method of serving tapas was a first for me – you simply choose from rows of montaditos, or pinchos (small open sandwiches) costing a couple of euros each. Devour them with lip-smacking satisfaction and… […]

About Tenerife

Goats on Tenerife are Show-offs

October 26, 2011 Jack 0

Why would you want to put yourself in a position like this? I don’t care if you are known for being super sure-footed, there is just nothing to be gained from standing like that. […]

Food & Drink

Unexpected Treats in Puerto de la Cruz

October 17, 2011 Jack 0

Dinner takes around two and a half hours which means by the time we down the last of the wine at 11.30pm it’s a perfect time to hit our favourite bars. First port of call is Limbo which has been given a sexy… […]