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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Art of Christmas in San Miguel

It’s not all about mini Papa Noels (Santa Claus) abseiling down balconies, some of the best festive decorations in the south of Tenerife have more of a homemade look and at least a hint of the true meaning of Christmas. With Kings Day, Los Reyes, celebrated on 6 January it also keeps the mood bubbling long after the hangovers kick in back home.

The Art of Christmas in San Miguel

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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