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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tenerife News & Events (weekly)

  • "Attention to detail is vital and while 10,000 people jostled for prime positions in Calle Grande, the Roman soldiers and chariots waited as one of the back stage crew used a dust pan to tidy up the enthusiasm of the horses. The whole community takes part in the preceeding months making costumes and scenery and learning their steps for the march through the pages of the bible. This year the new look plaza offered more vantage points and scaffolding in front of the church gave a grandstand view to the early arrivals. At Noon the procession got underway to strident marching music over the many speakers hanging from the tree lined avenue."

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  • "Fancy a run around a fine historic city, then this is for you. The 21,097 metre race takes place from 9.30 am on 8 May and you have until 4 May to sign up."

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  • "The big guy pays homage to the relationship between man and the sea and over the last couple of years has been the site of a rather groovy fiesta…but where on Tenerife is it?"

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

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  • "With luggage allowances at a premium, why waste space on fake watches that will stop the minute your aircraft wheels leave the runway? Here’s our pick of the best buys to squeeze into the suitcase at the end of your holidays to Tenerife …"

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  • "Barely wide enough for a single vehicle to drive down, tiny cottages with Hobbit-height front doors donate most of what little pavement lies outside to window boxes and planters filled with tumbling geranuims."

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  • "I recently heard some interesting statistics – that 35% of Brits and 41% of Germans like to go walking while they are on holidays – and last weekend, I realised just how easy it is for anyone on their Tenerife Holidays to do just that. With Easter falling so late this year, it merges with the May Day Bank Holiday; spring flowers are out in abundance and the air temperatures are at their balmy best - the ideal conditions to enjoy an Easter walking holiday on Tenerife."

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  • 100 stall holders lost all of their merchandise during Sunday's heavy rains in Tenerife. While Arona town hall sent two lorries to clear up the water and clean the area, local environment councillor, Antonio Sosa, said that the most probable cause was a blockage in the drainage system, which prevented the rainwater from draining away into the sea.

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  • "Last week I wrote this short piece for sunshine.co.uk’s Tenerife insiders’ blog. It got me thinking about the village of Los Abrigos, and how it has changed over the years I’ve lived in Tenerife, and musing about whether the changes were a good thing or not. When we arrived in 1987 the village had already made itself a mecca for fresh fish dining, but in addition to excellent food, it was the lack of pretension with appealed to visitors. Has it kept that atmosphere?"

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  • "From the moment you arrive at the fat, twisted trunk of César Manrique’s Juguete del Viento wind toy with its silver cones slowly carving circles in the sky, your eyes are assailed by a symphony of blue provided by seven pools and a vast lake set like sapphires amongst the palm filled terraces, kiosks and restaurants."

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  • "If you get to know the Spaniards and learn Spanish well enough, you’ll come to observe that they tend to use palabrotas (cusses) openly in their daily conversation. Words like ‘coño’ (cunt) don’t contain extremely vulgar connotations, and so are used commonly by most people here in Spain."

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  • "Britons will be better off in Benidorm and Bulgaria than Brighton or Brittany this Easter, according to new research. Spain offered best value-for-money for 10 typical holiday items in a table of 14 popular tourist destinations compiled by Post Office Travel Money."

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

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  • "The torrential rain didn’t matter, walking down the hill into Los Cristianos I was in my own little bubble of sunshine thanks to the good news coming through my earphones, CD Tenerife were 2-1 up at Alcorcon. Sadly it didn’t last, the home side clawed their way back to win 3-2 and despite a fighting performance the drop still looks odds on."

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  • "This, my friends, is bienmesabe, or as near to heaven on a spoon as you can get! " Yup, I'd agree with that - and confirm that I can finish whatever size portion of it that you care to put in front of me! :)

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  • "They say that when you drown your past life flashes before your eyes, in CD Tenerife’s case it would be a parade of this season’s coaches, all wagging their fingers and saying I told you so. "

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  • "Santa Cruz council are definately on a winner with this street entertainment, hopefully it will become a regular thing, it all helps to enliven the capital and add to the diversity. What a pity the football wasn’t as entertaining."

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  • "Lovely to have some good news about tourism for a change, and this news has been called “spectacular”. The number of tourists coming to the Canaries in March is up over 20%. The figures were good at the beginning of the year anyway, after disturbances in Egypt and Tunisia, but it seems it can no longer just be a case of tourists diverted from North Africa."

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  • "The singer, whose songs provoke a love-them or hate-them reaction, will be at the Auditorium in Santa Cruz at 9pm on the 28th July. Tickets are €40 and €50. Whether you happen to like James Blunt or not, having an artist of his calibre on Tenerife is good for the island….even if his audience are likely to feel depressed for a few days after the concert."

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  • "It struck me, not for the first time, that living in a sub-tropical climate is living in technicolor, which is cheery and positive. I suppose it’s possible to overdose on it, but after 40 years of mainly monochrome UK living I doubt that I’ll do that! "

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  • "PC City has announced that it is closing all its 34 shops in Spain with the loss of 1,224 jobs nationally. The chain says that the closures are the result of the fall in sales due to the economic crisis. "

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