Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Colonial Moment in Tenerife

The Canary Islands are not a colony of Spain, they’re a part of Spain.

I’m reclining in a wicker chair in the cobbled courtyard of a colonial mansion that dates back to a time when Spanish, British, Italians and Portuguese settled or passed through this part of Tenerife on their way to a brave new land, the Americas.

The house is surrounded by a green carpet of bananas stretching to waters that roar defiantly as they crash against the low cliffs; the Atlantic. There’s not a lot of land between this spot and the New World.

A Colonial Moment in Tenerife

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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