Here’s a fun quiz you can use to test just how much of a Lanzarote local you are. Those of you who have been visiting the island for years will score well on this one!
You know you’re a Lanza Local if:
1/ You have flip-flop shaped white bits on your feet.
2/ Your heart rate doesn’t increase when you approach a roundabout.
3/ You say “Cobrame” instead of “La cuenta, por favor” when you want the bill in a restaurant.
4/ You plan a barbecue for next Thursday, and the weather isn’t something you even think about.
5/ You don’t bat an eyelid when you run into your best mate at carnival and he’s dressed as woman with full make up, despite not having shaved for a week.
6/ You can’t smell garlic on other people’s breath.
7/ Siestas just make sense to you.
8/ You instinctively do the “Picon shuffle,” nudging the toes of your feet down, when stepping back onto a pavement.
9/ You can no longer drink gin and tonic back home, because you can’t taste the gin.
10/ You say hello to everyone as you walk into a bank, shop or office.
11/ You wear jeans and a light fleece on March evenings, even though its still 20 degrees.
12/ Arrecife seems like a long way to go to visit Ikea.
13/ When it does rain here, you dash outside to watch it.
14/ You’ve accepted that lunch is a meal to be eaten at a table, with friends, and not a sandwich you scoff in the car, or God forbid, while walking down the street.
15/ You’ve given up styling your hair before leaving the house. After all, you’ll be swimming later.
16/ Discovering you’ve left your sunglasses at home / in the car IS the end of the world.
17/ You walk on the shady side of the street and look for tables in the shade for lunch.
18/ You realise its actually impossible to enjoy a proper Sunday lunch with friends in less than 3 hours.
19/ The beaches you like best don’t have any sunbeds on them.
20/ You don’t make the mistake of visiting Arrecife between 1PM and 5PM.
How did you score?
From 0 – 5
You’re a Lanzarote newbie, but don’t worry, you’ll soon get into the Lanza lifestyle!
From 6 – 10
Pretty good! You’ll soon be indistinguishable from the old hands!
From 11 – 15
You ARE a Lanza local!
From 16 – 20
You must have been born a Canarian in a previous life.
More fun? Test your general knowledge on Lanzarote with our big quiz.