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Murder, Mystery, Suspense, and it all happens in Puerto de la Cruz

Agatha Christie Festival 4th – 10th November 2019- Writing Competition This might strike you as an odd event for Puerto to host, however, Agatha was an early tourist to the island, she stayed at Hotel Taoro in February 1927, and used La Paz as a setting for a short story which featured in The Mysterious Mr. Quin series.  Reason ...Full Article

Magellan in Tenerife, 500 years ago in September 1519

Soon, if not sooner, Tenerife, in particular Santa Cruz and El Medano, will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the landing of Ferdinand Magellan September 1519, on his way ...Full Article

Summer issues in Puerto de la Cruz as boring August bows out!

That’s August out of the way and quickly forgotten. The month when nothing seems to happen, the month when everybody and his uncle appears to be on holiday at ...Full Article

An eulogy to Don Antonio Gutierrez

When Nelson left Tenerife he was a broken man, defeated and demoralised, he was an amputee in pain and in a state of severe depression. He wrote to his ...Full Article

Will new council bring teamwork for Puerto de la Cruz?

We have just finished ‘Fiestas de Julio’ in Puerto de la Cruz , a title with a lot of promise I always think , the reality as al-ways was  ...Full Article

Will it be all change for Puerto under new regime?

So, now the dust has settled on the local elections and it is all change in Puerto’s town hall. Although most of the same old faces are still there ...Full Article

Visit by the Tertulia de Amigos del 25 de Julio to London

On Sunday 12th May 2019 ten members of the Tertulia de Amigos del 25 de Julio of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and four wives arrived in London to stay ...Full Article

X marks the spot but what difference will your vote make?

This month I thought might talk a bit about (yawn) the local town hall elections. The thing is about a fortnightly paper and with me writing once a month ...Full Article

Tobacco in Tenerife

Today you wouldn’t think of the Canary Islands as having a tobacco industry, but the evidence is there to see in the shady Plaza del Pato in Santa Cruz. ...Full Article

Having a laugh at Mueca date change fiasco!

I never quite seem to be able to work out when this will go to print, so as you are reading this it will either be the Mueca Festival this weekend ...Full Article
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