Entries by Shay

The Kings are coming!

Although the traditional parades lined with crowds of clamouring children have been banned due to Covid, Their Royal Highnesses Baltasar, Caspar and Melchior will still be visiting several parts of Lanzarote on January 5th, after their long journey from the Orient.

No new lockdown for Lanzarote

As Europe locks down, there ‘s little chance that Lanzarote will issue similar “stay at home” orders and travel bans in the near future, despite a recent increase in new Covid cases.

Weather Watch January

I really hope that 2021 is a kinder year for all of us. It has been very strange seeing the resorts so quiet over the festive season and even the Día de los Reyes (King’s Day) processions were cancelled this year.

Relief at Gibraltar deal

There is guarded relief in Gibraltar after Britain and Spain arrived at a deal that will establish the British territory as a passport-free zone, allowing free movement across the what has joined the Irish frontier as the newest border zone in Europe.

Corridor Down

For the third time this year, the Canaries faces a blow to tourism, after UK Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced the closure of the travel corridor with the Canaries.

Sunday News Roundup

New Sunday weekly roundup! A rundown of everything that has happened during week that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

January Island Information

January Island Information! A rundown of everything that is happening this month that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

Entry refused

The British Embassy in Madrid has announced that it has “requested greater flexibility” from Spain, after reports of British residents in Spain not being permitted to board their flights home because their residence documents are not recognised.

Bright Horizons

For this month’s cover shoot we’d planned to head to Timanfaya but as we reached Matagorda, photographer Sabrina realised that the sand at low tide was reŠflecting the massive sky above. It was the perfect place. Later we had a word with our model, local lad Marcos Knight.

Canaries turn yellow as Covid rages elsewhere

The glimmer of positivity caused by the news that the Canaries has once again turned yellow, or medium-risk, on the ECDC map has been immediately tempered by the knowledge that Christmas has brought another rise in cases on the islands, as well as the extension of lockdown measures on Europe.