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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

North Pole

North Pole

Stopping off for coffee at the Texaco gas station (one of the best cafes anywhere) along Tenerife's north coast on the way back from Christmas shopping, we had the chance to see their Christmas display: this delightful and amusing tableaux in a half igloo shaped tent on the garage forecourt, complete with polar bears and husky dogs pulling Santa's sleigh, which, curiously, seems to place the icy North Pole somewhere at the foot of Mount Teide. 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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