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Friday, August 08, 2014

How Los Cristianos Got Its Name

Do you ever wonder about place names? As a child, I remember being fascinated to learn the origin of my hometown, Blackpool’s name, (yep, it had been a black swamp). When I first came to Tenerife there were all these mysterious names, like Las Galletas or Guia de Isora. What did they mean, I wondered.

How Los Cristianos Got Its Name

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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