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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Local Thoughts on North and South Tenerife

Spend some time on any English language travel forum concerning Tenerife and the same perceptions of parts of the island will raise their misguided heads at some point.

The north of Tenerife is  usually cool, cloudy and damp. The south of Tenerife is Britain in the sun with Playa de las Américas a tacky hell hole of drunken young bucks (clearly if you’re a young buck who likes to drink it won’t be a hell hole at all, it will be Nirvana).

Generally speaking, these perceptions often come from people who don’t regularly spend a lot of time outside of the parts of the island they know.

Local Thoughts on North and South Tenerife | therealtenerife.com


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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