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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Carnaval On The Busses

Going to the Santa Cruz Carnaval in person?

Apart from the fact that parking is a joke in Santa Cruz at the best of times and it is obviously safer to leave the wheels at home if you intend to imbibe a beverage or two, actually, half the fun of an outing to Carnaval can be had on the bus.

Oh yes, I can cast my mind back to the year that, dressed as a musketeer, complete with high boots, cape and big hat with a feather, I passed a few enjoyable minutes engaged in a plastic sword fight on the bus with a complete stranger. :)

Every year, Tenerife bus company TITSA (no, that is NOT the Spanish branch of Trotters Independent Trading) lay on extra busses for Carnaval dates, including the famous 111 Playa de las Americas route, running right through until 4.30 a.m.

Download a special Carnaval 2006 timetable (PDF) here.

4 comments:

Tenerife Scribbler said...

Perfect! Thanks for this, we were just wondering about how we were going to get to SC and back without hassle of the car.

Good mind reading PH.

Now, here's a challenge: where on the island can I find scotch bonnets? (not the hats)

Anonymous said...

Glad to be of service, sire! I only wish TITSA had some extra busses coming my way, but alas.

What the $@%& is a scotch bonnet when it's not a hat. A special tapas for whiskey drinkers, maybe? :)

Oh, I guess you mean the chilli pepper, sometimes confused with the habanero? It has to be said that the Canarian taste does not normally run to something that hot, so the nearest island you might find them on, could be Jamaica. :)

Although, you may be able to get them mail order from the South Devon Chili Farm, but they appear to be out of season.

No, truly, I really don't know. I know there are supposed to be specialist spice shops somewhere in Santa Cruz, but I have never discovered their whereabouts.

Tenerife Scribbler said...

:-(
Only got 2 more left in my freezer since the last smuggler passed through!

Anonymous said...

Just a thought, but you probably have some Mexican restaurants near you. They may be able to tell you if you ask them where to locate habaneros.

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