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

The Berbers & the Guanches on Tenerife

October 5, 2011 Jack 0

The sun didn’t so much as gently kiss my face as ravage it like an over zealous lover and my thigh muscles were bitching at me for neglecting them for weeks before masochistically subjecting them to… […]

Culture

Discovering The Guanches in Tenerife

September 7, 2011 Jack 10

Following the conquest of Tenerife in 1496 the Guanches were, like many conquered indigenous races at that time, more or less decimated and their existence on Tenerife gradually dwindled away until they simply ceased to exist. Ironically in recent years, the Guanches have been elevated to superstar status… […]