Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tenerife News & Events (weekly)

  • "The most popular spectator event is invariably the gran coso apoteosis (closing parade), the largest of which is held in the capital city of Santa Cruz on the 8th March 2011. But along the coast in the pretty resort town of Puerto de la Cruz is one of Carnaval’s most hilarious events which attracts thousands of visitors from right across Tenerife, it’s called ‘Mascarita Ponte Tacon‘ – the Men’s High Heels Marathon."

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  • "There’s never one around when you need one, that’s what some say about the police but Adeje was the place to look on 11 February. Every rank of officer in Tenerife was there as well as the fire brigade, mountain rescue, ambulance, coast guard and Red Cross, and as for rescue vehicles, there were enough to put Thunderbirds to shame."

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  • "A funny thing happened on the way to the bus stop today. It was an early start for me from Los Cristianos to Adeje to cover the European Day of 112, the emergency service here in Tenerife as in most of Europe. "

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  • "It’s another shot of a historic little street in a location that is simply pretty as a picture…but where on Tenerife is it?"

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  • "Truth be told, even though the winter has been a bit chilly, it does make a change from blue skies. The sky was multiple shades of blue through grey through white and purple. Maybe not so awesome as one of those scarlet sunsets, but pretty dramatic even so."

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  • "Forever King Of Pop – Imagine a Michael Jackson tribute show on a grand scale with 40 singers and dancers, all his hits and the best of The Jackson 5. Add in a gospel choir, amazing special effects and even live recreations of the most famous videos. All this is coming to the Pabellon Santiago Martin in La Laguna from 31 March to 3 April"

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  • " It’s normal for there to be snow on El Teide at this time of year, but not so usual for there to be so much snow on the surrounding peaks. "

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  • "I’m wholeheartedly for anything which helps people of different cultures to understand each other, whether it’s Canarian-Chinese, English-Spanish or whatever, but when it comes to Senegalese culture I love everything I’ve ever learned or come across. The very best parties I’ve ever been to were Senegalese, they were the most fun, the happiest and had the best dancing, and all without a whiff of alcohol. Everyone was just high on having fun. This ability to be happy, even in the face of hardships and often without the comforts we find necessary to our contentment in the West, is something we can all learn from. The happiness comes from sharing the good times with the community."

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  • "Where there is pleasure there is often pain. Well the Sunday morning hangover was definitely in proportion to the previous nights 2-1 win in Salamanca in front of nearly 200 travelling supporters. As my hotel room throbbed and spun it took a while to realise that the first victory since November was more than just a hazy dream."

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  • "... the TIT (This Is Tenerife) of the week award goes to whoever was responsible for trying to convince us one-way traffic into Teide National Park on fiesta day was a good idea. "

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  • "There are many versions of how tapas came to be in existence, from the humble need to keep flies off wine glasses by placing a slice of cheese or ham over as a lid (tapa), to the much more complex but highly plausible reason for its emergence as a result of law evasion in 16th and 17th century Seville."

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  • "A guachinche is a family-run restaurant, many are open only as long as the produce of the last grape harvest lasts, being a way for a very small producer to sell his wine, but others are more or less always open, or at least open as often as they can or want to be. This one wasn’t because the owner had a doctor’s appointment, that’s the way it is. So we went off in search of sustenance elsewhere, but not before we admired the view from the vacant lot next to the guachinche, where the sweeping panorama took in the Mercedes Mountains, and the villages of Tegueste and Tejina before meeting the ocean in the distance."

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  • "... on Tenerife most of the time the sun is shining somewhere. A cloud filled sky may just present an opportunity for walkers to experience a vista that still sends a shiver down my spine and makes be almost believe that I’m standing with the gods – and that is the mar de nubes; the sea of clouds."

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  • "The Villa Cortes Hotel located in Playa de Las Américas received an average score of 4.85 out of a possible five by its guests last year, placing second only to the Aegaen Sky Hotel in Crete."

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  • "It should be quite typical February weather for the coming week according to the Spanish Met Office. Lots of sunshine, temperatures hovering around the 21C mark and a good chance of some rain during the second half of the week – a definite on Wednesday."

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  • "When it comes to travel writing, the web is full of absolutely awful copy…and some of the biggest names in travel are the worst culprits for churning it out. "

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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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