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Every year we write about the dangers of straying too close to the sea when the waves are feisty. They are admittedly magnetic and an awesome spectacle to behold, but it is the Atlantic and should be treated with the greatest respect.
#Tenerife #weather

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Why San Miguel de Abona is our favourite hill town in the south of Tenerife.
#Tenerife #food #south

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From surreal rock formations and sleepy fishing communities to wild, rugged slopes and heavenly haciendas there is as much diversity in the world next to the sea as there is in Tenerife’s schizophrenic interior.
#Tenerife #CanaryIslands

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Canarios have an identity which is quite different from Spanish, something not always realised by people visiting what are Spanish islands. A way to look at it is to think of it like the differences between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales… especially Scotland and England.
#Tenerife #CanaryIslands #Spain

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I was intrigued the second I read that La Bola described themselves as a gastroguachinche. The very essence of guachinches, a unique north Tenerife creation, is they’re rough and ready places to eat cheap, good local nosh. An added attraction was La Bola was nominated as one of the best restaurants on the island for Canarian cuisine.
#Tenerife #CanaryIslands #Restaurants

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When it comes to steak I’m a novice. I know I like it medium rare and that to tell a chef you want it well done is akin to shoving a crucifix in a vampire’s face. However a friend invited us to join him and his family for dinner at Brunelli's Steakhouse in Punta Brava. And so began a proper steak education...
#Tenerife #restaurants #steakhouse

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I used the title ‘thar she blows’ on the first article I ever wrote about taking to Tenerife’s high seas for a bit of cetacean spotting, cetaceans being the posh word for whales, dolphins and porpoises. My editor at the time, not knowing it was a reference to the whalers’ cry when they spotted a big one during the age of Moby Dick, changed it to ‘there she blows’.
#Tenerife #CanaryIslands #whales #dolphins

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“Why did they think that was going to work?”
It’s a question we ask sometimes when we see a new venture where the venture isn’t in the slightest bit new at all.
#Tenerife #business

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There are a couple of memorable ways to get stars in your eyes in Teide National Park. One of them is to go on a stargazing and tapas trip to Mount Teide.
#Tenerife #MountTeide

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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 which doesn’t make any sense. - I was surprised to read this in a local English language paper, especially as it utter tosh.
#Tenerife #PuertodelaCruz #news #CanaryIslands
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