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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tenerife’s Most Famous Goatherd, Saint Hermano Pedro

Amongst the many sculptures and statues in plazas and in front of churches across Tenerife, it would be easy to write off the ones of Hermano Pedro as just another religious figure. But Pedro is quite different. His story is a reminder that even the smallest person can change the course of the future. (No points for guessing where that line came from.)

Tenerife's Most Famous Goatherd, Saint Hermano Pedro

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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