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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Many Milestones Of History In Santa Cruz and other stories

Streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Many Milestones Of History In Santa Cruz
The great and the good have all popped into Tenerife over the years, I knew of some like Agatha Christie who is honoured with a bust at La Paz in Puerto de la Cruz to recognize her stay when writing a short story. Leslie Charteris is another famous crime writer who called in, he penned a tale about Simon Templar chasing jewel smugglers through the Canary Islands, maybe with the upcoming TV revival of The Saint that yarn may yet be filmed. There were many surprises among the 24 Brits and 3 Irish figures from history immortalized in stone just a ferry hooter away from the shopping heart of Santa Cruz, each features a small biography in Spanish and English including the dates they passed through Tenerife.

Time out in Tenerife
Sequins, feathers and music fill the streets for three weeks with official parades, competitions and events but everyone can and does join in this fabulously non-commercial community fiesta.

Purple haze as 500-euro goes
THE 500-euro purple note, rarely seen in anyone’s pocket, will no longer be printed after this year, following fears that it is being used for financing by terrorists and criminals.

Population still dwindling as Spaniards go overseas
THE population of Spain continues to shrink, and there is a perfectly good reason: increasing numbers of natives are moving abroad, and there are fewer foreign residents.


Image By Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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