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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

No sooner has one fiesta terminated in El Palmar, then it's time for yet another one - this time down in Buenavista del Norte each October, held in honour of the town's patrona, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies). She's supposed to have miraculously seen off a plague of locusts that had devastated the area in 1659 - the 350th anniversary of which was celebrated last year in 2009, no doubt with equal intervention from Mickey Mouse and friends.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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