Canary Islands Local Customs
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This is one of the most famous dishes in all of Spain, and also in the Canary Islands. You can not be in Spain without trying this!The most normal ingredient in the paella is seafood, chicken and rice, but there are a numerous ways of making it. Usually every chef (or family) have their own variations. So if you don't like it in one place, give it a try somewhere else and you might love it.The paella is cooked in a special pan that is very wide and the sides go up a little bit. The more surface the better. Many of the toppings are added as a last step at the top of the paella.
This is a very traditional sauce (salsa) used in the canary islands. You can have it either red or green, and is very delicious along with papas arrugadas. The sauce is made mainly of chili and garlic, and recipes can vary both in flavour and strength, from the extremely hot and spicy to medium or very mild.
These canarian potatoes are a typical traditional meal, and you will find them everywhere. I just love them and eat them all the time, even at home.Papas is the canarian word for potatoes, and arrugadas means wrinkly. This wrinkled effect comes after the potatoes have been boiled in water with seasalt for about half an hour. So easy, and so delicious. Try them with a red or green mojo, and you will definetly fall in love with them... ;)
Por lo general, la gente...
Por lo general, la gente canaria es muy muy amigable, y son abiertos, especialmente con los turistas.Hay que tomar en cuenta, que es un cruce de caminos, donde Africa, América y Europa se unen. Que disfruteis las vacaciones.
The Canary Islands are one of...
The Canary Islands are one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Regions. People speak Spanish but their way of talking is closer to the Caribbean than to Spain's mainland. Indeed many people from the Canaries migrated to Venezuela or Cuba decades ago. Today things have change and the islands have become a place that receives a lot of immigrants. The overpopulation is posing actually a real problem, for resources, mainly ground and water, are limited.As far as festivals are concerned, the Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in Las Palmas are famous events that are really worth a visit.
La Geria area is a must when...
La Geria area is a must when on Lanzarote. Its agricultural landscape is unique in the world and profits the harsh conditions of the island to the utmost. Each Wine plant is surrounded by a small stone fence so that the wind does not evaporate the scarce humidity. The ground is covered by volcanic sand in order to capt the water from the night dew.
Lanzatote island is the birth...
Lanzatote island is the birth place of the arquitect Cesar Manrique. He had the job to coordinate all the buildings and art in the island. And he did it very well!All the houses, even the airport are very simple, white with only a colored strike, blue or green. This remind me the traditional houses in the countryside south of Portugal (Alentejo and Algarve)Another important thing he did is that he didn't allow lots of turistics apartment very concentrated. All is calm, we don't feel traped in lots of people.This is a Cesar Manrique' statue in Teguise, the island capital.
A little bit of history......
A little bit of history... Fuerteventura is 40 million years old, formed by volcanic erruptions which caused the island, like all the other Canary Islands, to rise from the Atlantic.Europeans 're-discovered' these 'Fortunate Islands' in the first half of the XIVth century. They found living there a people who later came to be known as the Guanches, and who are still the object of great mystery. They had to have arrived by sea and they arrived with their domesticated animals: goats, sheep, pigs and dogs,wheat and barley. The ancestors of the Guanches are thought to have arrived by sea, colonized the islands... and then 'forgot' how to sail! When the Europeans landed on the Canaries, they discovered a stone age culture based on shepherding, fruit gathering and a very limited agriculture. The islands were cut off one from the other as the natives did not know the art of navigation. They...
If you are taking a trip on...
If you are taking a trip on the boat to lobos (the uninhabbated island just off Corralejo,Fuerteventura.) and you see the lads and lasses who work in the bar or restaurant (they are the ones with all the supplies.) it is nice if you can help them carry somthing off or onto the boat.and belive me a smile from one of them after you have helped makes you feel so happy inside.
When we went to the CI our...
When we went to the CI our football team came over to play a game of football with the local people. We went to this game and had a great time, the only things that was bad was the seats...all the time i was afraid i was going to fall down!
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