Papa arruga, literally means crushed potato. This is a local delicacy. May sound too simple but extremely tasty and something unique that after eating you would think how it had not struck you before. This is a typical dish of the Canary Islands having in the mojo picon, which is another typical dish, a perfect compliment to give you a special bite.
This speciality is the result of the scarcity that the locals had to suffer in the olden times and the situation forced them to extract elements from locally available crops. They would have never imagined that it would survive with the passing of times and be considered as something a person must try when you get here. In our case we got back quite some bottles of mojo picon, which is available in different varieties, depending on the grade of chilli that you would like.
Canaries are very polite warm natured people, without knowing you they salut you on the street. So during the morning you can tell them ;
In the afternoon
Saying Hi :
For thanking :
When you leave :
In the touristic places they speak English but in the city if you have a small phrase book it will be helpful many locals only speak Spanish.
Because of the climate I think, Canarian people are very slow in their ritual lives. They drive slow ( not in the highway!) They talk on the street too much, they are late on every event.....
So don't get mad
After living in New York 7 years. This place was so slow to me. But you get to use of it....
These ladies are exhibited on balconies over "Calle Mayor de Triano" - main shopping street in Old Town.
First of all this a great destination to escape from our winter and enjoy the sun and some good wine