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About Tenerife

The A to Z of Tenerife Part 2, N to Z

May 14, 2020 Jack 0

In our A to Z of Tenerife Part 1 we included a diverse range of things we like and find interesting about Tenerife, from a leper village to its colourful, and sometimes spicy, sauces. Part 2, N to Z includes a famous English admiral, an other-worldly flower, and the Canarian gastronomic speciality that everyone loves. […]

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

A Colonial Moment in Tenerife

September 16, 2014 Jack 2

It’s nearly midnight on a sultry September evening and although I’m in short sleeves, there are pearls of sweat on my forehead. The bottle of red wine in front… […]

Fiestas

Goats, Goats Everywhere at San Antonio Abad 2012

January 30, 2012 Andy 2

Attending the ganadera (a cross between an agricultural show and an animal pilgrimage) at La Matanza in the hills above Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife’s northern coast has been an annual outing for the past five years. […]

About Tenerife

Chestnuts and Wine Season on Tenerife

November 7, 2011 Jack 3

A couple of euros buys you a poke of finger-burning sweet, roasted chestnuts and a generous cup of wine that’ll put hair on your chest. Together, with the smell of the sea air thrown in for good measure, it’s a winning combination… […]