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Canarian Proverbs

I have always liked proverbs in different languages and I just came across an interesting post on a Facebook group called “Orgullosos del Léxico Canario”. These are some of my favourite Canarian proverbs. They are an amusing glimpse of the Canarian’s outlook on life. I have translated some of them the best I could: “Con…

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Lanzarote coat of arms

Lanzarote Coat Of Arms

I had seen Lanzarote’s coat of arms on several occasions, especially on posters for events organized by the Cabildo de Lanzarote. I was intrigued by its design so I searched for more information, and this is what I found: The design consists of two large gold cauldrons in the centre with a border of another…

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Young family

Puerto del Carmen, Young Family Guide

Travelling to a new holiday destination can be a bit daunting especially if you have a young family. We were contacted recently for advice on what there is to do with a three year old when staying in the resort of Puerto del Carmen. This resort has 8km of golden sandy beaches stretching along the…

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Lanzarote Accessibility – A Morning In A Wheelchair

I spent a morning getting around Playa Blanca in a wheelchair. What is Lanzarote accessibility like? I did it because, thanks to Dee from Island Mobility SL, we decided earlier this year that we wanted Lanzarote Information to become a useful resource for people with accessibility problems, and I felt the only way to write…

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Things to do when it rains

What to do when it rains in Lanzarote!

It doesn’t happen often, but we do get some rain in Lanzarote in the winter months. When it does rain, it can really come down! So here are some tips in case you are affected by a rainy day whilst here on holiday: 1/ Visit an attraction Five of the seven main attractions of the…

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European Health Cards

European Health Cards

European Health Cards for UK and Spanish residents. UK Resident Residency is established by the length of time that you spend in a country, you are deemed to be resident when you live in a country for 6 months or more. If you are a UK resident but planning to take a holiday within Europe…

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Driving over Lemons

Book Review – Driving over Lemons

If you discount some work with Rough Guides, then Driving over Lemons was Chris Stewart’s first book, and it’s a cracker! Take an author with an interesting background (First drummer for Genesis, itinerant traveller, sheep shearer and one time circus performer) and drop him with his family into a dilapidated farm in Andalucia and you have all…

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