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Editor’s Letter

Taste the Canaries

Last month I found myself on four of the Canary islands in a week. OK, I was only on Tenerife for a couple of hours waiting for a plane to La Gomera, and La Graciosa isn’t strictly classed as one of the seven islands, but I still felt like a bit of a globetrotter.

And in a way I was. Two days after sitting on a golden Lanzarote beach surrounded by tourists I found myself exploring an old fairytale house surrounded by pink orchids in the deep, mossy evergreen forests of La Gomera. A few days later I was in the sandy back streets of Caleta de Sebo waiting for a boat to the imposing Famara cliffs.

Lanzarote has so much to offer, but if you want to really experience the Canaries, you need to get around. Since moving here, I’ve discovered that bustling, beautiful Las Palmas is one of my favourite cities in Europe, that Tenerife’s Mount Teide is awesome in the original sense of the word,


and that I breathe out with pure relaxation every time I set foot on Fuerteventura.

Recently, the Canarian government has increased the residents’ discounts on travel between the islands to 75 per cent, meaning that exploring the Canaries has never been cheaper and easier. And November is a great time to do it, with fewer crowds, cooler weather and the pre-Christmas rush still not yet upon us. Even if you can’t get off the island, there’s still plenty to enjoy here on Lanzarote, right on your doorstep. The end of this month, for example, brings one of my favourite events – the Saborea Lanzarote food fair in Teguise. It’s not just about eating and drinking, it’s about meeting and talking to people, learning and discovering all the good things that Lanzarote has to offer. The fair has only been happening for a few years, but in that time it has helped transform the food culture on the island and become an increasingly important tourist attraction.

It’s also a great opportunity to take a deep breath and start thinking about Christmas, which is heading towards us fast. This month we offer plenty of advice on how to make sure you’ll be going “Ho ho ho” rather than tearing your hair out in a few weeks time.

Enjoy the mag.

The Editor

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