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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

View from the Throne

View from the Throne

Some years ago, when I stayed at an abandoned village on the north coast of La Gomera, the bathroom "facilities", amounted to a cement circle built over a hole in the ground in a hut out back, with no door. With nothing to obscure it, therefore, this was the view one had whilst attending to one's morning ablutions. There are worse views, I guess? Smile This is near the famous Los Órganos rocks - 80 meter high cliffs that resemble organ pipes - on the north coast of La Gomera.

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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