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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Going Off the Beaten Track in Tegueste

When I see a travel article with a title like ‘the prettiest Spanish village nobody has ever heard of’ I instantly think what about the people who live there? They’ve heard about it. And then there’s the next village along, surely they know it as well?

Using ‘off the beaten track’ isn’t quite the same. But when the streets of a town are filled with  40,000 fiesta goers in vibrantly coloured traditional costume, it doesn’t exactly feel like it’s a place that’s off the beaten track.

Going Off the Beaten Track in Tegueste

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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