K9 May Newsletter

As K9 relies on the local community not only for walking the animals in our care but in raising much needed funds to keep them we would respectfully remind you of several ways in which you can help us, to help them.

Recently we reprinted a 2nd edition of Boris & Friends, written by Susan Dehmel. The book makes an ideal gift for children and is available in English/Spanish, or German/Spanish. It not only helps with language skills but is also a colouring book so the drawings in the book can be copied. Susan has kindly donated the copyrights to K9 and you can get purchase a book from the following outlets.

Red Hound Book Shop and Barbara Book Shop in Los Cristianos
Dingo Pet Shop – La Clave Book Shop – Papeleria (High Street) – La Paz Vet and Pretty Pooches Dog Grooming Parlour in Adeje
Koala Sur Pet Supplies and of course K9 Kennels in Las Chafiras

Our shop in Alcala Plaza is in continual need of donations such as furniture, electrical items, clothing, bedding, shoes, books, in fact anything that is saleable. If you have anything suitable, please take direct to the shop. For larger items, we may be able to collect, so please contact the shop on 611352801 or Muriel on 646561035, small items may be dropped off at the kennels on a morning. The shop always needs helpers – open Monday to Saturday 10 – 2pm if you have a few hours to spare, even if it is just to cover the holiday period, please contact the numbers above.

Our Car Boot Sale at Los Gigantes Bus Station sells clothing, bric-a-brac, and books. It runs on the last Sunday of EVERY month from 9am until 12.30pm.

Can you spare just 1 Euro a month, it’s not a lot, but with lots of people donating it can make a huge difference to the animals. There is no hassle, no long-term commitment; you can stop at any time. So please, join our Teaming Group by entering your bank details or your credit/debit card on to our safe website system  HERE

If you prefer you can donate through our PayPal account that can be found on the K9 Tenerife website.

We are regularly asking San Miguel Council to help us find some suitable land that we could buy or rent within a 4-mile radius of our existing kennels as these have become harder to maintain. If anyone knows of somewhere suitable for animal use, we would love to hear from you.

We have a desperate plea to see if anyone can give Patricia a new home. She has been a member of a loving family for 8 years. Unfortunately, like many on the island, the bank claimed the house they were renting and they have been looking for over 6 month for a place they can rent that will take them all including Patricia. Regrettably, there are many landlords against dogs. Out of desperation, Patricia has been put into the care of K9. She is an elderly lady, used to the comforts of a family home and will be heartbroken by having to move into kennels and shared accommodation. Therefore, please if you or anyone you know can take a middle-aged lady with excellent manners and a good temperament, get in touch with K9. We now have a landline – No. 822106195 so calls are free. The kennel mobile is still 667638468.

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As the above is a common situation if you know anyone who rents property that accepts pets contact us so we can put together a list we can pass to those who really don´t want to give up their pets.

And finally we would remind everyone that no matter in what capacity you help, K9 Animal Refuge would not be possible without each and every one of you so thank you for making our shelter a safe haven for all our four legged friend.

 

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The Best of Boston – USA

I ended the New York blog as we were leaving Central Station to get the train to Boston. The journey was good, the train comfortable and spotless.

Having arrived at our destination we made our way to the Lenox Hotel, which is off Copley Square, in the Back Bay area of Boston.

Back Bay is the sort of upmarket area that you see in films. It is filled with brownstone houses, trendy shops and between Newbury and Boylston Streets there are some very posh restaurants. We pushed the boat out and naturally ate steak at Abe & Louie’s steakhouse as that is what it is famous for and if memory serves me well it was good.

The room at the hotel was luxurious, the bed turned down every night, Lindt chocolates left on the pillow and a complimentary copy of ‘USA Today’ waiting for us each morning. We booked our car through the concierge and collection documents were left in our room while we were out sightseeing. We enjoyed chatting to Jimmy Fisher a spry 84 year old who had been a bellhop at the hotel for over 60 years; he was a mine of information and loved anything English.

However, enough of the hotel, we had to hit the streets and the first thing we did was get an insight into the area we were staying in. We walked the park where there was a market taking place and bought some fresh fruit. Visited the First Church of Boston, and of course having been up the Hancock tower in Chicago several times, we had to take a peek at the one in Boston. Unfortunately, the observation deck for some reason isn’t open to the public but we managed to take a nice picture of the OLD Hancock Tower reflected in the windows of the NEW.

We did a Trolley Bus tour and took in Fenway Park. To anyone who knows even the slightest bit about baseball, this is where Babe Ruth was a pitcher for the Red Sox before he joined the Yankees. It is reputedly Boston’s most popular attraction.

I spotted the building that was used as the FBI headquarters in a film both Jim and I love, ‘The Departed’. It is actually a Mental Health Facility.  FBI … Mental … Coincidence eh!

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We headed for the waterfront and visited Quincy Market, which was fun. Lively with buskers and street artists as well as lots of shops and places to grab something to eat. It has a good vibe about it. Next to the market is Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere’s House. We wandered round the corner and spotted the Cheers Bar, where only the front looks anything like the TV show. We had been here on a previous visit and were disappointed that the inside is a restaurant and looks like many other bars in America and nothing of the show is recognisable.

By now we were on the homeward stretch, walking through Boston Public Gardens, carrying on straight ahead down Boylston and back to the Lenox. Tomorrow we would collect our car and head for Cape Cod.
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Image of Jimmy from the Boston Herald.

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Mount Chayofita – Los Cristianos

As you look out of my window, you can see Mount Chayofita on the horizon.

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It is actually on the edge of my local town, and approached from the dual carriageway that runs between Los Cristianos and Las Americas. From the road, you will see the path to the top – it’s not too steep. For the shopaholics, the picture below is taken from Parque Santiago 6 but you are probably too busy shopping to worry about whether you can climb a mountain or not.  In all honesty these days that is exactly my thoughts too.  Been there, done that and have the t-shirt. Nevertheless, the first time we climbed it, the path was just a track but after several years the walk has become very popular with tourists and now a clear path leads to the summit.

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Unlike the keen ramblers who follow Tenerife blogs specifically to find local walks I think the popularity of this little trek has come about because from the seafront you can see an unfinished building that has stood neglected for years. Like most places with a fence and a padlock, it attracts like a magnet and no matter what time of year you will see a steady procession of people, old and young, fit, and unfit making their way up the mountain.  For many it is only when they get to the top they realise the views are magnificent.

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It is a pleasant short walk not too hard, although if like some you decide to make it wearing flip-flops you may find parts of the pathway a little bit of a challenge. You don´t, however, need any special footwear, trainers are more than adequate and it is probably better to go in the morning before it gets too hot.

A small cairn marks the summit and those wonderful panoramic views, so don´t forget to take your camera. Facing the sea, you look down on Los Cristianos with Mount Guaza as a backdrop.  Turn around and you have Las Vistas beach and Las Americas with La Gomera on the horizon and looking inland, you can see the table-top summit of Roque del Conde against the mountains of the National Park.

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Of course, you can also see my house, which at some point, I can’t remember when, I marked with an arrow.

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There is a man and his dog living in a make-shift dwelling on the mountain.

Note for the observant reader – that isn’t either of my dogs in the picture but Lola who we used to sometimes take for walks before we had our girls, so you will gather the pictures are spread over a wide timescale.  There are though 3 in the middle of the blog that have come from the Tourist Board. Hence why they are just so good!

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Ginger and Cherry Loaf – Take Two

I posted this recipe two years ago but when I went to make it recently I realised that some of the images on the original post are not showing up. (Think I may have been a bit over-enthusiastic when I was deleting what I thought were unattached images) I therefore decided I would repost as the pictures I took this time are far better than the originals.  I have also since the first post added an egg to the recipe as I find it makes the cake a little richer and moister, meaning it lasts a bit longer.

For a nice teatime treat try an easy to make Ginger and Cherry Loaf

Ingredients
3oz Chopped Glace Cherries
2oz Chopped Crystallised Ginger
6ozs Plain flour
3ozs sugar
3oz Margarine or Butter
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
1 egg
Milk to obtain a moderate stiffness.
Syrup from crystallised ginger (optional)

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Preparing a 1lb loaf tin or a 6″ round by lining with silicone/greasproof paper and preheat the oven to 180°

Sieve the flour with the ground ginger and baking powder. Rub in the margarine or butter and stir in the sugar. Stir in the chopped cherries and crystallized ginger. Add milk (and the egg!) and a couple of tablespoons of ginger syrup (optional) and mix to a moderate stiffness.  Stir well, place in the prepared tin and smooth out.

Bake at 180° for approx 1 hour. When cooked turn out onto wire rack, allow to cool.

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New York! New York!

My apologies for allowing myself to be swept up with my upcoming holidays. Then again, I’m not really sorry because if I had stayed at my keyboard I would have missed some incredible life experiences.

In readiness for said hols. I was doing a backup of my photos and came across some of New York. As we are going to ‘the good ole US of A’ albeit the opposite coast, it seemed like fate that I should wallow in the magic of these photos (hundreds of them) but because of the memories they stirred, the time wasn’t wasted.

Let’s face it NYC can be intimidating. It’s huge, planning a trip can feel overwhelming, and as we only had a 3 night stay, we wanted to take in as much as possible so we took a HoHo Tour. It’s a great way to familiarize yourself, learn the ropes, and figure out which areas you want to spend more time exploring on subsequent days.

Our hotel was on 47th Street and Time Square so after stretching and showering, we set out to explore the Big Apple – I can’t even begin to describe what it felt like to be back.

Life in New York brings the unexpected, turn a corner, walk out a door and you will find something extraordinary.

We bought the 48-hour pass on a Grey Line tour as the pick-up point was at the end of the road. This meant we could do all the loops and a night tour and it cost less than €50.

Some of the highlights are below in no particular order other than alphabetical.

Atlas, Battery Park, Broadway and Brooklyn Bridge at night.

Central Park and Chrysler Building (not to be confused with Empire State, Eh Jim!)

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Flatiron Building, Fifth Avenue and Greenwich Village

Reminds me of all the movies you have seen with the fire escapes dropping down the outside of the buildings.

Madam Tussauds, Maddison Square Garden and NY’s Finest

Rockefeller Centre

When we first visited NYC, we met another visitor, and shared a tour of the city. It was here that we tasted our first cocktails, back in 1977.

Staten Island Ferry, St Patricks Cathedral, Trump Towers and Wall Street

The ferry will take you on a one-hour trip with great view of the city, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. It’s also FREE!

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Finally on our last day we got in a taxi to take us to Central Station as we were heading to Boston then Cape Cod but that is a whole new set of memories.

 

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10 Free things to do inTenerife

Following a discussion with friends who are coming on holiday and are on a VERY tight budget, we discussed things they could do in Tenerife that don’t have to break the bank. Here’s what we came up with – or in travel writer speak “A guide to ten things that you can enjoy that don’t cost a thing”.

1 Relax on the beach.

On Los Cristianos beach you can join the sun worshipers, play volleyball or be like a local and leave your valuables behind so you can plunge in the sea at a moment’s notice. OK you might want a few euros in your pocket for a beer to cool down but that’s all.

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2 Surfs up

‘Free’ might be in short supply, but in El Medano, if you provide the board, the surf is gratis. For those looking for a cheap way to board-up you can rent for as little as €4 from one of the many shops in town. So if surfing or kiting is your thing then once you have been to El Medano you will never go anywhere else.

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3 Climb a Mountain

Tenerife has plenty of dramatic viewpoints and for those willing to change flip-flops for walking boots, or in some cases even trainers those iconic views are free. Anyone irrespective of fitness level can cope with Mount Chayofita in Los Cristianos, with a little practice, Mount Guaza is also possible.

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Thanks for the image Minty

4 See the Dancing Fountains

The Dancing Fountains is staged every night from 9pm at the Safari Centre in Las Americas. The dancing waters and lights are accompanied by a sound show and the spectacle is spectacular.

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5 Lunch at Venture

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is if you lunch between 1.30 – 5.00pm at a Venture restaurant in Las Americas. Simply order two starters and / or two main meals and you will get the cheapest one completely FREE! Check their Facebook page to see which day you can eat British, Italian, Thai, or Chinese

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In Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Las Galletas from October to March you can enjoy traditional Canarian music and dance and sample traditional Canarian Food. Other months of the year there are free concerts featuring dance troupes, bands, ethnic exhibitions, and craft fairs sometimes these are part of a local festival but most weeks there is something going on.

7 Old traditions live on

Fiestas and romerias can be found every month of the year in towns away from the tourist resorts, but between May and October it seems there is one most weekends. At these events you will find the locals in traditional dress handing out cakes, eggs, gofio and local wines from decorated floats pulled by oxen. To find out where these are check my Monthly Updates

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8 See the 1000-year-old Drago tree

The Drago tree in Icod de los Vinos is very impressive but you don´t have to pay €4 to see it. Just up the hill from Parque del Drago in Plaza Jose Manuel Cabrera is another tree not quite as old but about the same size. It isn´t publicised so not many people know about it but in my opinion it is well worth a visit.

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9 Visit a Museum

The island boasts a rich cultural legacy that no one should miss. There are a wide choice of Museums to suit all tastes and admission is free if you visit any Friday and Saturday from 16:00 to 20:00. (Except in the Casa de Carta, the schedule is free from 13:00 to 17:00). On national holidays, hours change to 13:00 to 17:00.

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10 Take a walk

Several free guided walks are available in Santa Cruz for those who would like to learn about the historic centre of the city, its parks, castles, and ancient walls. Some are every day of the year, others two or three times each week for details follow the LINK

Goes to show you don´t need mega bucks to enjoy our wonderful island. :-)

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Barranco del Infierno Opens Again

After a long wait, it seems that today is actually the day. Well at least it should be and I haven´t heard anything to the contrary.

So, drum roll The Barranco del Infierno will open once again to the public after being officially closed since 2007.

I say ‘officially’ but that didn´t stop about 200 hikers a day ignoring the ban to make one of the most popular walks in Tenerife. Fortunately most completed it without incident. However, according to a comment on a social media network site, by one of these intrepid walkers, he had a scare about 3 weeks ago. He said ‘a big rock came down 20 meters away from me it was a little bit shocking to realise that this caused a death in 2009 – which actually is the reason why the path had been closed…”. I can only assume that it was because of this incident that the Easter opening was postponed.

Hell’s Canyon was, after Teide, the most visited natural site Tenerife. / DA

Nevertheless, as said if everything goes to plan, we should be back on track. There are a few changes, which I think are for the good. Whilst it isn´t the hardest walk imaginable there are some who think it is just a stroll in the park, so for their safety walks will be taken in groups with a guide who will no doubt have lots of information to pass on about the area.

The bad news is to provide this kind of service costs money and the fees are steep. For Canary residents the charge is €5.50, for Adejeros (those who live in Adeje) just €1 but there is a hike in price for non-residents to €12. Although for the first 2 weeks of opening, there will be a 50% discount. (I assume you are spotting these walking terms, carelessly thrown into the text!  )

Admission will be limited to 300 people a day.  There is a rather swishy website where you can buy your tickets.  It says you must reserve your place by using the site, phoning ahead or sending an email.  The site is HERE but for those who don’t know about it and just turnup perhaps they will have a man in a hut by the entrace, with one of those clickers they have on planes

But who knows.  

 

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A walk down La Rambla – Barcelona

On our short break to Barcelona, we did what every tourist does and sauntered down La Rambla. It cuts right through the heart of the old town, winding down from the Plaça de Catalunya to the Columbus monument and along the way, there are of plenty of attractions to take in.

We started at the top, in Plaça Catalunya, a good spot to look down and appreciate the bustling street life. After a short distance, is the Font de Canaletes fountain. According to legend, if you drink from it you’ll return to Barcelona, a bit like coins in the Trevi in Rome. It is also where Barça football fans meet to celebrate victories, it started in the 1930s before internet and TV, and the tradition has stuck.

The central walkway is filled with bird and small animal stalls, souvenir and newspaper kiosks, and flower stalls, creating an open-air market. Interspersed with these are street artists, buskers, portrait painters and human statues who stand motionless among the passing tourists for hours on end.

On the left is La Casa Bruno Cuadros. The building proudly displays its past as an umbrella factory, I’m not sure about the significance of the Chinese Dragon.

For those who know their history the Cafe Moka comes next, it is where George Orwell spent time fighting the communists and is described in his book “Homage to Catalonia” but don’t expect to recognise it.

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We break our walk for a coffee and some people watching by the entrance to the medieval Barri Gòtic, also known as the Gothic Quarter. We enjoyed wandering round the narrow cobbled streets, between the tall old buildings and admiring the architecture in this quarter. The Picasso Museum is here as was Picasso who lived in the city in his youth.

On the opposite side of the road is the Barri del Raval, formerly the red-light district. The area no longer has a bad reputation and is filled with many small restaurants and bars but even having a burger in this area can be a pricey due to the number of tourists, so if you can make do with a beer or coffee wait until you are out of the city centre before eating.

Returning to La Rambla, watch where you walk! The ground is decorated with a huge mosaic by the Catalan artist Joan Miró who was born not far from this spot and the mural marks Pla de La Boqueria, the old centre of the city.

To the right is La Boqueria, where the produce displayed are also works of art. This vast market has everything, from stacks of fruit to writhing lobsters, and is not only the most important market in Barcelona but the largest in Spain. A visit gives you a true feeling for the city.

Just off Las Ramblas, there is the famous Gran Teatre del Liceu considered by many to be one of the finest opera houses in Europe. Immediately in front of the Liceu, is Café de l’Òpera, one of the oldest and best preserved cafes in Barcelona and a popular spot with tourists.

We are now coming to the last part of our walk, at the end is the Columbus Monument. He may be looking out to sea but he isn’t pointing in the direction of America!

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If you like places where there is something going on both day and night, then La Rambla is the place to be!

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The Magic of Siam Park – Tenerife

On Thursday I took the back road to the shops rather than the motorway, it gave me a chance to look at the construction work that was taking place by Siam Park. Traffic lined both sides of the road, there were workmen controlling temporary lights, a crane was lifting large blocks of the lorry that was taking up most of the road.  The only thing recognisable was a Burger King, finished, sign up almost ready to go as soon as the ground in front of it could be walked on in shoes rather than workman’s boots.  The outline of the new centre looked good, low-level and stylish, but then sitting on the doorstep of Siam Park I wouldn’t have expected anything else.

It is not surprising that Siam Park has become the number one attraction in Tenerife since it was opened by a real Thai Princess in 2008. It is the most spectacular and largest water park in Europe. Set within a stunning oriental themed landscape and visited by thousands of holidaymakers each year.

The list of watery attractions is endless more than you can possibly imagine. From the heart-stopping adrenalin rush of the Tower of Power that whooshes you down a near free-fall drop, at breath-taking speed into a “shark-infested” tank. To drifting along the Mai Thai River said to be the longest lazy river on the planet. You can snooze on Siam’s own white sandy beach or enjoy the Wave Palace that boasts the highest waves of any wave pool in the world. Waves can even be tailored to change direction, shape, and size and reach a height of 3 metres although they break quite gently on the shore so it’s safe for non-swimmers and kids. Mentioning kids, they have their own dedicated play area, The Lost City, filled with watery fun and adventure amongst towers, bridges, nets, waterfalls and slides.

After a great day out, say goodbye to the inhabitants of Sea Lion Island then impress your friends on Facebook with pictures of your wonderful experiences in the magical world of Siam Park.

As far as the new shopping centre is concerned, it will have to be super chic, super value and filled with the top shops to compete with it’s ‘wet’ neighbour. ;-)

 


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Things to do in Tenerife in May 2015

What to Expect

The weather continues to improve in May, when the temperature rises to 24°C with highs reaching 30°C on the odd occasion and the number of daily sunshine hours increases. The weather and temperature can vary between the north and the south of the island. The average in the north is 20°C and night temperatures across the island rarely fall below 15°C, so you can be sure of plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine wherever you choose to stay.

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May Highlights

Dia de la Canarias A day to celebrate the history of the Canary Islands is celebrated every year on 30th May and is a public holiday throughout the Canary Islands so many shops and businesses may be closed.

The Romería de Fátima is the oldest in the borough of Arona. The image of Our Lady of Fátima is carried to the Mirador de la Centinela, amid a procession of floats, festooned with palm branches and farming implements, and accompanied by numerous folk groups.  The  Programme includes: Folk Music Festival, Pilgrim Queen Gala, Traditional Dance, Pilgrimage Procession, Firework Display and Open-Air Dance. (Valle de San Lorenzo – Arona Sunday nearest 13 May)

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Fiestas de la Cruz Traditional towns of the island, decorate the streets with huge crosses made out of flowers. If you plan on visiting, bringing your camera is an absolute must. As well as the floral decorations, the town puts on street parties with locals dressed in authentic Canarian clothes offering typical dishes of the island. (3rd May – Santa Cruz )

Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos 3 May the fiesta is famous for being a competition between two streets to produce the best firework display. It date back to 1788 and the fireworks are recognized as the best in Tenerife.

Other Events in May

THE HOLE SHOW Arrives in Santa Cruz. A fresh and shameless mix of  cabaret, theatre, burlesque, circus, music and humour. A unique experience that raises the temperature and turns each city upside down (1st to 10th May Beside Recinto Ferial – Tickets range from €2 to €45 some with discounts.  More info )

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Aladdin A great musical (1st and 2nd May Location: Guimerá Theatre – Santa Cruz)

La Cantata del Mencey Loco (the Mad Guanche King) performed by the ladies choir from the Arona School of Music and Dance and the renowned male choir Unión Artística El Cabo from Santa Cruz. (1st May, 20.30, Infanta Leonor Auditorium, Los Cristianos)

Taburiente concert ’40 years and over ‘ The mythical palm band, celebrates 40 years on stage and wants to celebrate with a tour that will visit almost all the islands (May 2nd Martiánez Lake. Puerto de la Cruz)

Skate Circuit in Los Cristianos (May 3rd – Miniramp and June 7th – Street at 14:00 Plaza de la Iglesia)

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Just when you think Carnival is over another comes along.

The Sea Carnival Parade 8 performances are scheduled (see poster for dates) starts at 18:00 from Plaza Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Los Cristianos and end at the Plaza de La Pescadora.
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Guided tours which commemorates the 164 year history of the theatre, (The Guimerá Theatre May 7th.  Tickets €3 from box office open Tuesday to Friday 11:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 20:00).

MUECA / International Street Art Festival to ignite the imagination of everyone who walks through the streets. Trapeze artists, illustrators, street performers, taking us to a magical childlike world of smiles.  (7th to 10th May – Puerto de la Cruz)

Adeje Arts andCrafts Fair as well as enjoying the arts and crafts you can sample the typical Canarian food (16 and 17 May, 10am and 8pm at Plaza de España between the Ayuntamiento and the church at the top of Calle Grande).

Gastronómico de Canarias A showcase for the Canarian cuisine through different activities and more than 120 stands (13 to 15 May Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife,)

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Joe Longthorne 60th Birthday Special Joe Longthorne and his band once again present two evenings of music and comedy hosted by the hilarious Leye D Johns (featuring Tracey Jordan)  (15th and 16th May at 19:30 Location: Showtime – the Sound of Musicals)

Jazz at La Casa del Vino until June the Zaida Almeida Quartet will perform on 15th May. Finally, Esther Shepherd Quintet will close the cycle on June 19th. Tickets can be purchased for €10 at the Casa del Vino and include a glass of wine and a discount in the restaurant.

Tour Puerto de la Cruz A new tour will uncover the history of this tourist destination, with its charming corners loved by many a famous celebrity. The initiative begins this March, with the depature point from Plaza Viera y Clavijo at 10am with groups of 15 maximum and costs €15 per person.  If popular, the initiative will continue until May.

Quantum Ensemble – A modern way of interpreting classical music, more flexible and directed to a wider audience. Concerts take place in a friendly atmosphere in which a direct dialogue with the public is set to place the works in context through the experiences of musicians. (May 28,  Auditorio de Tenerife Santa Cruz)

Visit the Dorada Brewery The local brewing company opens its doors to unveil the manufacturing process of Dorada beer, from the collection of raw materials to bottling, at the end of the visit you will be invited to a Dorada in the Tasting Room. (Booking is necessary.  http://doradatour.es/ Every Tuesday and Wednesdays Avda. de Ángel Romero Santa Cruz to 31/12/2015)

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015

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Sit in a moon shadow with an otherwise open view of the predawn sky, and if you’re really lucky, you might see as many as 40 meteors in one hour. Good luck! Click the links below to learn more about meteor showers in 2015.

May 5-6, 2015 Eta Aquarids
July 27-28, 2015 Delta Aquarids
August 11-12, 2015 Perseids
October 8, 2015 Draconids    October 21-22, 2015 Orionids
November 4-5, 2015 South Taurids November 12-13, 2015 North Taurids November 17-18, 2015 Leonids
December 13-14, 2015 Geminids

Tenerife – Attractions

Tenerife offers a wealth of attractions follow the LINK to get just a few ideas.

Tenerife – Tours

Guided tours both free and private as well as numerous excursions are available throughout the year.  For a few ideas follow the link to Tenerife Tours and Days Out

Tenerife – Sporting Activities

Year round temperatures averaging 22 degrees combined with a low level of rainfall provide an ideal climate for outdoor ventures. Whether on land, at sea or in the skies, Tenerife provides outdoor adventure for all types of travellers. Check them out HERE

Tenerife – Markets

Everyone loves a market and the island is home to a wealth of covered, outdoor and street markets. Many specialise in a particular type of goods while others selling the same product move from site to site. Most open early in the morning and close early afternoon. Follow this link for a list of Tenerife Markets

Tenerife – Museums

The museums of Tenerife are accessible to all sections of the community regardless of limited mobility or communication. Follow the link to find a comprehensive list of Tenerife – Museums

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