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Thursday, March 19, 2015

El Médano and Costa del Silencio, as different as Red and Yellow

Mid march and there’s not a cloud in the Tenerife sky, neither is there a breath of air. It’s beautiful weather for a coastal walk. Initially we pass plenty of other people, some dressed as though heading to the beach rather than a walk through arid malpaís. The yellow-tinged terrain is broken by splashes of pink-red orchilla and bulbous prickly pear balanced on the edge of cactus paddles like tin ducks in a shooting gallery.

El Médano and Costa del Silencio, as different as Red and Yellow

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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