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Tenerife’s mountains are great for climbing

Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a very popular destination for tourists seeking sandy beaches and subtropical sunshine but the island has a lot more to offer that makes it a wonderful location for taking a holiday. You cannot fail … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy

Aya Katz is publishing her novel Vacuum County, which has several recurrent themes about Cabeza de Vaca, whose travels she is now documenting in greater detail here on Pubwages. Her discussions on Spanish exploration and colonization made me think about … Continue reading

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Carnival and Flamenco

When one thinks of Carnival it brings up images of sambas in Rio de Janiero, or beads and confetti in the New Orleans’s Mardi Gras.   Most closely associated with Catholic culture, Carnival is the last bash before Lent.   While some … Continue reading

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Tenerife in the Canary Islands

Tenerife is one of the seven Canary Islands, all of which are Spanish but are closer to the coast of North Africa than mainland Spain. The islands are blessed with above average weather all year around and this makes them … Continue reading

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Tenerife’s Yellow Mountain by Amarilla Bay

In the Costa del Silencio area of Tenerife South in the Canary Islands there is a Yellow Mountain. In Spanish it is called Montaña Amarilla and it is right by Amarilla Bay. Amarilla Bay has a community housing complex that … Continue reading

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Spain, tourism, and flamenco

Spain often is marketed as the land of passion, bullfights, flamenco, sun, and sand.  Blurring significant regional diversity, an almost comic-book version of its southern region, Andalucía, has been promoted as the public face of Spain – it has all … Continue reading

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