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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Saturday Night Out in La Orotava

It was the first time we’d visited Parque Doña Chana, and it is a small park – the sort of place ideal for quiet reflection… but maybe not whilst there’s a rock festival taking place. As it was only 9pm, there weren’t many people around, even though the festival had started and one of the bands, Moriran Todos (or it could have been Jon Snow and mates) was giving it their all, appreciated by a couple of neo-hippy female fans who danced enthusiastically in the evening sunshine.

A Saturday Night Out in La Orotava

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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