Holidos and don’ts – Passports

Why do we have to surrender our passports to hotels? It’s not as if they’re national security and they can just as easily cover your expenses and the risk of flight with a credit card. Because let me tell you you’re always safer when you’ve got your passport in your possession. Preferably behind lock and […]

Holiday Snaps – Step this way to Tenerife

I’ve had more than my fair share of stick… and sticks. And stick about sticks. But I’ve become dependant on them, and not just because there are more rings on my trunk now. I do feel fitter now than I have done for some time and that is in large part down to the trekking […]

Give us this Day – Christ in a cross-dress

I’m going to ask my parish priest if we can put a skirt on Jesus. No, it’s not heresy. This is actually what they do in Tenerife. Which if you’re a regular visitor to this blog you’ll know is where I spent a few days last week. The church in question is San Cristóbal de […]

Hungry and Thursday – Tenerife potatoes

Who’d have thought an Irish travel party would be so interested in potatoes… or that the Tinerfeni, or inhabitants of Tenerife, were too? But we are, and they are too. There is much that is unique about these people… And I have been giving you snippets in my few days on the Canaries Island. With […]

Walk in the park – Tenerife

It’s not a sight you want to see – a Fiftysomething bandana-wearing hairy Scotsman clambering over Tenerife rocks. Gollum springs to mind! But this was the challenge we took on on our CanariaWays.com www.Canariaways.com and www.aerlingus.com. A word here on our guide Eva, a Tenerife native who knows these winding paths like the back of […]

Tenerife and Scotland wave the same flag

O Flower of Tenerife When will we see… No, I haven’t been on the vino, only I have. Or been out in the Midday sun. Guilty too. But I could be home, if it weren’t for the 30C temperature, the humdreds of volcanoes, 11 microclimates and rainforest… Need I go on. It’s just that that’s […]