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Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor Without Tears

We’re quite often contacted by people who are panicking – they’ve booked accommodation here, and then they’ve decided to read the Trip Advisor reviews to get some more information, only to find that there are some negative reviews. This article is to help you get the best from Trip Advisor, and to suggest you research…

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Fake Goods

Camera And Electronic Shops In Lanzarote

You’ll find plenty of debate around the web, and lots of people with opinions on this subject on the streets of Lanzarote. Generally, the electronics shops in Lanzarote have a bad reputation for scamming clients with fake goods, and bad trade practices. As a duty free island, with very low VAT, we have plenty of…

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Picon

Picon Is The Black Stuff On The Soil In Lanzarote

The black stuff is called Picón, although we’ll lose the accent now, as people probably won’t search for the information with it! Picon is volcanic ash from the eruptions here in the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll find it everywhere around volcanoes here. Most commonly, it’s black, but you can get a red version from…

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Mistakes

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Lanzarote

We’ve put together a list of the mistakes people most commonly make on their holiday visit to Lanzarote, in the hope we can help you avoid some or all of them! Drinking spirits like you do back home! We don’t have set measures for a gin and tonic or a whisky and dry – the…

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Conquest

The Conquest Of Lanzarote

How Lanzarote Became Spanish Prior to 1402 several European sailors had visited The Canary Islands, describing the local Guanche inhabitants as friendly and accommodating. During the 1300’s, the islands were plagued by pirates, who would come ashore to rape and pillage, while the inhabitants did their best to hide in the tunnels of Cueva de…

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