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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Early Tajinaste in Tenerife

It’s not uncommon to stumble across the odd early tajinaste in Vilaflor. The image of the one in our Island Drives guidebook (in the exact same spot as it happens) was in bloom long before its Teide relatives. But when I say early, I mean April. Finding a tajinaste rojo in early February was unheard of; it is a late spring, early summer visitor.

The Early Tajinaste in Tenerife

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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