About Tenerife

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. […]

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. […]