Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tenerife News & Events (weekly)

  • "The Tenerife Cabildo has voted unanimously to change the name of the Santa Cruz auditorium, which will now be known as the Auditorio Adán Martín Menis, in honour of the former President of the Canaries who died last October. "

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  • "The trees in El Paso and Garafía are beautiful, but the best display of all is at Puntagorda. In fact Puntagorda hosts an annual almond blossom fiesta. The date varies -- the Town Hall sets it a couple of weeks in advance, to (hopefully) coincide with the best blossom. This year we've had a rather cold winter, so it's a little later than usual, on February 6th."

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  • "So much for the week of 3 home games, the points are slipping away and new coach Antoino Tapia is probably wondering what he has walked into. Leading 2-1 against 10 men, Tenerife wasted a golden chance in this game in hand, re-arranged after the air traffic controllers strike meant Granada couldn’t make the original fixture. "

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  • "One of the nice things about living on a sub-tropical island is the number of times the opportunity comes up to play truant, and spend time with visiting friends or family, and, of course, over Christmastime an ex-pat often finds themself playing at tour guide. Sometimes it’s lazing on the beach, or taking a boat trip, shopping in Santa Cruz or going to a “hidden” restaurant for a wonderful meal, and sometimes it’s exploring the parts of the island their brochures hadn’t covered. I enjoy it all, but especially the last, because I love to see people’s reactions to stunning scenery like the lunar landscapes of the Teide National Park, to peaceful, pretty villages and to a history which they didn’t realize were the other face of Tenerife."

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  • "You would think that, having fought so hard to take Tenerife from its original inhabitants, the Spanish would have immediately set about shoring up their defences so that no-one else could come along and steal their prize. But it would seem that the blueprint for Tenerife political life was set right back at the end of the fifteenth century when the policy of ‘do nothing’ was first established."

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  • "A regular question that pops up from would-be visitors to Tenerife is a variation of ‘I’m looking for an authentic Canarian (Spanish) town to stay in. Where should I choose?’"

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  • "Noddy moving his house around, that’s what we used to call thunder when I was a nipper, but the almighty claps along with lightning and torrential rain in the early hours of this morning were like a pile driver pounding Tenerife. A yellow alert had been declared but it still disturbed me from my slumber and I awoke to find a Cabildo (government) press release advising that access roads to Mount Teide were closed due to snow. It does happen from time to time but will pass in a few days leaving a beautiful snow capped peak on the volcano and hardly a trace of the rain once the sun puts its hat back on."

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  • "Tenerife Magazine’s round up of some of the most interesting news stories of the week "

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  • "Canarian bars and restaurants are to stage a “lock out” on 9 March in protest at the smoking ban law, and in particular at the losses brought by the the new legislation. The organization Federación Canaria del Ocio (Fecao: Canarian Leisure Industry Federation) hopes that other businesses will join in the mass closure."

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  • "What a difference a goal makes, there we were cruising to a 1-0 win over deadly rivals Las Palmas but the pios nipped in with a 87 th minute equaliser leaving us deflated and coach Mandia heading for the exit door. "

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  • "The new Live Music Steak House "The Clubhouse" have now started a bus service running from Los Cristianos, through all main areas to the Venue. "

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  • "access roads to Teide (La Esperanza and La Orotava-Boca Tauce) have been closed by the Tenerife Cabildo because of the weather which has left them blocked by snow."

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  • "Hanging upside down from a tree and implanted with bangers the stuffed Pio bird refused to fall apart when the fuses were lit. In the end it took a sprinkling of brandy to make the symbol of Las Palmas burn to the satisfaction of the plaza full of CD Tenerife fans just down the road from the Heliodoro stadium in Santa Cruz. We should have taken that as an omen that the visitors from Gran Canaria were not going to give up easily. "

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  • "According to the official website of the bishopric of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, around 30,000 people took part in or observed Thursday’s celebration of the feast day of San Sebastian in Adeje. "

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  • "It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a great week for visitors to Tenerife with a mix of sun, cloud and rain forecast across the whole of Tenerife all week. "

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  • "I can easily recall the first time that I was captivated by the sun heading to bed and turning a view of the north coast which had already been stunning into one that was mystical and magical."

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  • "‘Wow, I really feel I’m in Spain,” he shouted above the music. Twenty five years of visiting and those two bars inspired him to say that. It spoke volumes about the Puerto that some British visitors see and the ‘real’ Puerto that we know and love."

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Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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