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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Secret of the Tenerife Carnaval

"You hear about places such as Barcelona, how the old and the cool there merges and mutates and mesmerises the visitor - Santa Cruz is like that." The true spirit of southern Europe is embodied in the simple pleasures to be found on the Canary Islands, says Julie Burchill. There is a most accurately observed commentary in this piece about Tenerife's curious Carnaval and some wonderful observations about the island in general.

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