Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Local Customs

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    PAPA ARRUGA

    by MaheshSamtani Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Papa arruga with mojo picon

    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.

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    Take it easy! " Attitude of a Canary people"

    by Birsen Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    Canaries are very polite warm natured people, without knowing you they salut you on the street. So during the morning you can tell them ;

    Buenas Dias!

    In the afternoon
    Buenas Tardes!

    Night time
    Buenas Noches!

    Saying Hi :
    Hola!

    For thanking :

    Muchas Gracias

    When you leave :

    Adios
    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....

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    Time stopped for elegant ladies

    by Toshioohsako Updated Apr 21, 2011
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    These ladies are exhibited on balconies over "Calle Mayor de Triano" - main shopping street in Old Town.

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    Good destination to escape from our winter

    by eddymario Written Dec 1, 2004

    First of all this a great destination to escape from our winter and enjoy the sun and some good wine

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