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Remembering The Peseta

Remembering The Peseta

It’s many years since the Peseta was replaced by the Euro, although some old timers still do the mental conversion, especially when talking larger sums for cars or houses, and in some shops you’ll still get a receipt showing the peseta equivalent to a transaction. Here are some interesting and fun facts about Spain’s old…

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Cesar Manrique

20 Years Without Manrique

Julie wrote this on the 20th anniversary of the death of Cesar Manrique, in 2012. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the car accident that killed Cesar Manrique and the day that Lanzarote lost it’s son. I visited the Fundación Cesar Manrique this morning to witness the installation of a Wind Toy, the mobile doesn’t…

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Lanzarote Airport

Why Aircraft Sometimes Can’t Land At Lanzarote

Sometimes, when the wind is wrong, aircraft landing at Lanzarote airport end up diverting to Fuerteventura. Here’s an explanation of the set up: There is only one runway at Lanzarote airport, and according to the wind direction, aircraft can land either from the sea (Designated runway 03), or over land (designated runway 21). Our wind…

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Desert Watch

Desert Watch – An Important New Project For Lanzarote

Desert Watch is a new charity project being set up by the team behind Lanzarote Eco Insider. The aim of the project is to create a centre to investigate, protect and study the environment in two of Lanzarote’s most unique areas – El Jable and the Chinijo Archipelago. The Jable is the area of the…

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