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Tenerife; our best coffee – El Médano

My Tenerife journal couldn’t close without mention of the best coffee we found. A tiny bar, about half-way along the promenade to the west of the town, served a very reasonable espresso from a machine that uses those little foil … Continue reading

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Tenerife; on the beach and in your face

Earlier in the day before our evening at El Lagar de Julio we’d made the trip along the TF-5 to Puerto De La Cruz. Like other centres that have taken mass tourism to their bosoms there were the big hotels, … Continue reading

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Tenerife; bananas, a Portuguese revelation and finding a soul

The hotel and plantation sit on the coast and have a fair bit of history, which the hotel’s website briefly describes. It’s worth visiting if only for the background soundtrack of crashing surf – click here. The hotel is a … Continue reading

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Tenerife; bananas and eating brightly

I suspect that, as a travelling companion, I might sometimes be less than easy. When searching for the next destination and one that yours truly will find relaxing and recreational Mission Control is tireless in her pursuit of something different. … Continue reading

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Tenerife; information from the pigeon fancier’s club

I’m guessing Andy Capp, a famous English cartoon character hailing from somewhere ‘up north’, wouldn’t have liked the heat or the local food of Tenerife but I could have strung out a conversation with him over a pint in his … Continue reading

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Tenerife; over the mountain and through the clouds

When you leave the repetitive and incongruous developments along the southern coast and especially when north of the TF-1 motorway, the character of Tenerife quickly changes; it becomes more verdant and rural. Small towns and villages are surrounded by terraced … Continue reading

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Tenerife; why is the coffee so bad?

Like most places on the island the coffee in the hotel was unpalatable. I don’t mean ‘not good’ or ‘it was alright’ and nor do I mean ‘could have been better’. It was simply undrinkable. Mission Control thinks I get … Continue reading

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