Monday, December 22, 2014

How the Conquistadors Changed the Landscape of South East Tenerife

As we set off on our hike from the zona recreativa, El Contador, above Arico, mists shifted through the graceful Canary Pines, even though on the coast below we had left behind a warm, June morning. Through the fog a haunting sound emerged, one of our guides had brought along a bucio, a conch shell, used by the aboriginal Guanche as a means of contact. It seemed fitting, and it seemed like a million miles away from the glamour of Costa Adeje or the discos of Playa de Las Americas.

How the Conquistadors Changed the Landscape of South East Tenerife

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