Want to keep up with news and events in Tenerife?

For now, posts here will be on an ocassional basis - for big events such as Tenerife Carnaval - so in order to keep up with all the other news and events, weather and such like - either direct or translated / curated from hand-picked articles and other sources - please "Like" and follow the Secret Tenerife Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

It’s been fascinating to observe the changes over 28 years living in the Canary Islands. None have been more interesting than the changes in the food and restaurant sector. 

In Tenerife, the changes came in waves. In the early 90s fast food arrived. McDonalds and Burger King opened in Playa de las Americas and in Santa Cruz; mid 90s it was Chinese restaurants popping up all over the place. There followed Thai, chill-out bars, Lebanese, et al. We’ve come a long way from the family restaurants and steak houses which predominated back in the day.

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

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.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...