The best coffee in El Paso

June 9, 2019

I’d never have found the place if someone hadn’t recommended it to me. Don Manuel’s coffee shop is tucked away in the the car park for the Hiperdino supermarket. The coffee really is extremely good. And when i got around to trying out a piece of cake, that was darn good too. A cappuccino costs 2.80€ and a barraquito is 2.40€

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Parque Antonio Gómez Felipe

Art nouveau barrier, Antonio Gomez Felipe park, Los Llanos de Aridane
June 5, 2019

Parque Antonio Gómez Felipe is a small park in Los Llanos de Aridane, in a neighborhood called Triana. -the locals call it the “Parque de los monos” the monkey park. The top end of the park has lots of Art Nouveau features. There’s even a waterfall and pond. The park is open from 10 am to 8 pm, closed Mondays. The Trip Advisor reviews are here.

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The observatory in bloom

June 2, 2019

16 The whole hillside at the Roque de Los Muchachos is in bloom. But where heather moors go purple, the peaks of La Palma go yellow with sticky broom (Adenocarpus viscosus, or codeso in Spanish) and French broom (Genista benehoavensis or retamón palmero in Spanish) Meanwhile the insects are buy enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Canary Day

May 30, 2019

Today, Wedesday, is Canary Day. It’s a big thing here, and the celebrations have started already. Yesterday most schools had a party for the second half of the morning. Most shops will be shut, except in tourist areas. Expect to see lots of traditional food like gofio and wrinkly pototes, traditional folk music and Canarian sports, like the Shepherd’s Leap.

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Los Cancajos

May 26, 2019

  If a beach is all you want for your holiday, then frankly you’re better off in Tenerife. But if a beach is part of the mix, then we have two main beach resorts, Los Cancajos and Puerto Naos. Our sand is like the Model T Ford – “Any colour you like, as long as it’s blak”. When the sea mashes up black, volcanic rock, that’s what you get. However,…

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Robert’s Wall (la pared de Roberto)

May 16, 2019

This photo was taken from the viewpoint at Los Andennes, where you get a spectacular view into the Caldera. From here you can see a dyke called La Pared de Roberto (Robert’s Wall). It’s about four metres high (13ft). [Volcanic dykes are formed when moulten lava fills a crack in the rock and solidifies slowly into very hard rock called basalt. Later on the softer, surrounding rock is eroded away,…

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