Food & Drink

A taste of Tenerife, the Canarian black pig

May 28, 2018 Jack 0

Although a mainstay of islanders’ diets for centuries, Canarian cochino negro herds diminished over the years until a renaissance in Canarian gastronomy during the last decade brought old traditions and farming methods back into vogue. […]

About Tenerife

The charmless historic town of La Orotava

March 4, 2018 Jack 2

The latest Tenerife location to suffer the Tripadvisor ‘not quite accurate’ treatment is La Orotava in the north of the island. A thread titled ‘Polluted streets & impossible parking’ drew me in because, well, it’s not exactly the way I’d describe La Orotava. […]

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 […]

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 […]