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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Problem With Cyclists and Cairns on Tenerife

The climb was steep and the path was narrow. The hillside rose up sharply on one side and dropped away on the other. Blocking my way right at the top of the incline was a girl on a mountain bike. There was no place for either of us to go. I had to carefully inch my way around her on the side where the path fell away. It was a relatively dangerous manoeuvre and I wasn’t a happy bunny at having to do it. The narrow walking trail wasn’t big enough to accommodate both hikers and bikers.

The Problem With Cyclists and Cairns on Tenerife

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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