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… […]

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Life

September Morn

September 10, 2011 Jack 2

In the distance a cockerel completes his dawn duties with a final throaty bugle call. There’s silence for a few seconds before two doves take up the early morning chorus, cooing loudly from the top of the pine tree. […]

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Picturesque Harbours on Tenerife

September 8, 2011 Jack 0

You’d think that a place like Tenerife would be blessed with picturesque fishing harbours…but there are surprisingly few that I’d term truly picturesque. […]

Culture

Discovering The Guanches in Tenerife

September 7, 2011 Jack 8

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… […]