About Tenerife

What is there to do in the real Tenerife?

July 25, 2017 Jack 1

We recently spent a few days at a family get together in Albufeira in the Algarve. There was a lot of alcohol consumed and many hours of laughing notched up. The extreme temperatures were such […]

About Tenerife

What is bruma in Tenerife and the Canary Islands?

June 13, 2017 Jack 0

It was our friend Jo who first mentioned the word ‘bruma’ to us, long before we moved to Tenerife. We were visiting her on La Gomera, sitting on her terrace on the edge of the Garajonay National Park in the sun, drinking beer and marvelling at views… […]

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The basics of business on Tenerife

February 12, 2017 Jack 3

“Why did they think that was going to work?” It’s a question we ask sometimes when we see a new venture where the venture isn’t in the slightest bit new at all. In our first summer […]

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The changing face of Puerto de la Cruz

February 6, 2017 Jack 3

Puerto de la Cruz is a three star town. The streets are dirty. The gardens are uncared for. And in ‘Puerto de la Cruz, parte de ti’ (part of you) it has a promotional slogan […]