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A little bit of culture does everyone a lot of good

This month I thought I would try and bring a bit of culture to this column. Not before time you are most probably thinking, but the problem is I am not very cultured. Hang on though. Am I doing myself an injustice? I read a lot, mostly fiction and I try to write, again almost all fiction, apart from ...Full Article

The present, the past, pipe dreams and a little bit of magic

Recently there has been a lot of news in the local press concerning the improvements being made to hotels in Puerto. For many years, hotel owners have had to ...Full Article

Recycled news: those old Puerto chestnuts are still around!

August is over, not my favourite month! It may be the height of summer and hot, but more often than not Puerto and the whole Orotava valley are shrouded ...Full Article

Rumours, traditions, fiestas, sport and that bus station again!

Rumours of recent changes to the law abound, yet the town council has been quick to state that they were not going to ban swimming in the fishing harbour, ...Full Article

Promises made, projects started or stalled: so far, so good?

Half of 2015 gone already! It is hard to believe, isn’t it? Where does the time go? Six months in, so perhaps a fitting moment for a quick round ...Full Article

Casting your vote: it’s a simple process, isn’t it?

Our correspondent Brian Eldridge casts his own personal view over the recent elections. Having survived the media coverage of the UK General Election with my sanity more or less ...Full Article

The new charter: it’s all rubbish really!

When I first moved to Puerto, I have to say I found the town’s whole approach to rubbish collection quite refreshing, not in the literal sense of course, especially ...Full Article

Walkers, markets, San Telmo and all things Puerto!

Tenerife recently hosted an International Walking Festival, a series of organised walks in some of the most popular areas of the island. It was spread over five or six ...Full Article

It’s election year so which projects are still a dream?

So what’s been in the news? What hasn’t, even El Tren (a project which I was convinced had long since been put out to pasture)  has poked its head ...Full Article

Parking problems or just part of the local driving experience?

  Carnival is upon us, perhaps the busiest time of the year for Puerto, and the problems of the town’s road system and parking will once again be highlighted. ...Full Article
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