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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The People of PuebloChico, Tenerife’s Model Village, Need Some Love

The model village set in lush gardens and featuring the best of the Canary Islands in miniature completely changed my mind. The detail in the model historic buildings that I’d seen first hand on Tenerife and the other islands was amazing – almost brick perfect. But the thing that captivated me most of all was that the street scenes were full of life.

The People of PuebloChico, Tenerife's Model Village, Need Some Love

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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