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Watching Television In Lanzarote

We don’t really watch television – aside from the odd programme which we watch on Netflix, TV doesn’t really feature much for us. But we know that many of our readers who are resident on the island want to stay up to date with television from their home countries. It used to be relatively easy…

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Lanzarote Shopping

Food Shopping Like A Local In Lanzarote

We’re often asked by people staying in villas, or those who are planning to be on the island for several months: “Where do locals do their food shopping?” The resorts are populated with small supermarkets where you can get most of the essentials, but they are relatively expensive and lack a good range of products,…

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Hoglet asleep in hands

Hoglet

I was out in our garden one morning in July watching the sunrise when my attention was drawn to something squeaking. On closer inspection I found it was a tiny hedgehog who had clearly lost it’s mum as they shouldn’t be out in the open during daylight. After observing the hedgehog for a while it…

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Why Lanzarote?

Why Lanzarote? Why do people come to Lanzarote for their holidays? Is it because of……. Climate Lanzarote is an all year round destination, even during winter months we still have daytime temperatures above 20 degrees, an average of 7 hours sunshine and an annual rainfall equivalent to 2 days rain in the UK. Flights Flights…

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Buying used car

Buying A Used Car In Lanzarote

Used cars can be expensive in Lanzarote – it’s simply a function of supply and demand. With a small population and therefore not many new cars being registered here each month, there’s a limited choice. In UK, for example, there might be several thousand small hatchbacks for sale on any given day and all within…

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Lanzarote schools

Schools In Lanzarote

There are three types of schools on the Island: local Spanish, Private English, and Private International. The private option is expensive (approx 5000€‚ per annum per child dependant on age). This may be a good option for your children if any of the following apply: – Your children are of secondary school age – You…

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