Culture

Sun and sea but not sangria on Tenerife

March 27, 2017 madmin 0

“Soy canario, no soy español.” “I’m Canarian, I’m not Spanish.” It’s something we’ve been proudly told countless times over the years in the Canary Islands. When the person saying it has referred to me as […]

About Tenerife

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 […]

Food & Drink

Ten local dishes to try on Tenerife

November 8, 2016 Jack 0

It was the sort of gastronomic scene which has some visitors, and even people on other Canary Islands, dismissing the food on Tenerife as being not very good… […]

About Tenerife

The Gofio Mill and the Energy Bar

July 21, 2015 Jack 0

Gofio is one of those strange ingredients every Tinerfeño grows up with, yet many of the millions of visitors who pass through Tenerife are totally unaware of its existence. […]

Banana workers on Tenerife
About Tenerife

A Tribute to the Banana Workers of Tenerife

February 3, 2014 Andy 5

When you live on Tenerife, the sight of banana plants becomes something you take for granted and you quickly forget that, to many people, seeing bananas growing by the side of the road is an exotic novelty and a fascination. […]

Food & Drink

Have You Tried Cherne on Tenerife?

December 13, 2013 Jack 3

If a Canarian restaurant doesn’t have cherne on the menu, the chances are it’s not a bona fide Canarian restaurant. Cherne is one of the most popular fish… […]