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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Is Tenerife a Friendly Place?

Recently the Tenerife Tourism Corporation launched a new initiative called Tenerife Buena Gente which loosely translated means that the folk on Tenerife are nice, friendly souls. A few years ago the campaign was Tenerife Amable, which isn’t a million miles away from the same sentiment.

Basically, it’s all about encouraging locals to go the extra mile to make sure visitors feel the warm cosy glow of friendly, island love.

The thing that puzzled me was why feel the need to tell already friendly people to be friendly?

Is Tenerife a Friendly Place?

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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