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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. Here in the ‘Square of the Duck,’ you’ll find a beautifully tiled pool surrounded by spouting ceramic frogs and a central sculpture of a duck, also spouting. ...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 ...Full Article

Tenerife heritage? Tenerife national trust?

A notice to you, the reader; this article is more of a plea to the cabildo and the ayuntamientos, the central government and local governments of Tenerife, ...Full Article

Election countdown: Will you be exercising your vote in Puerto de la Cruz?

I had been wondering what to write about this month. After all, the Carnaval is over, and the swallows are already starting to pack their bags, ...Full Article

THE SPY

When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Spain was in ruins, the country had been devastated by the civil war that had ended only ...Full Article

Projects promised but do they all come to fruition?

So, the long awaited “coastal path” in La Paz has reopened. It may well be open, but it isn’t finished, nor, if I choose to be ...Full Article

All about skulls

Speaking of skulls, which we weren’t, show me a skeleton and I can say “That’s a skeleton” as good as the next man. Show me a ...Full Article

Puerto, champions of recycling but refuse collection still a thorny subject

Just over one month into 2019 and I am already talking rubbish. My favourite topic, I know, and one which Puerto’s Ayuntamiento seems to make such a big ...Full Article

The vanished convents of Tenerife

While travelling around Tenerife you might have noticed that there are churches and chapels and wayside shrines all over the island. But what are missing are monasteries and ...Full Article

Social media engulfs Puerto council but is it a good or bad thing?

I have been sorting through some old paperwork, you know, the sort of thing you only do when you are really bored, like over Christmas, for instance.
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