Living

Need to Know

Spain is noisy, and the Canaries are noisier than ever as Carnival approaches. So how can you tackle nuisance noise? On islands where outdoor living is a year-round reality, noise is unavoidable, and the Canarian Government is taking…

Recipe Of The Month

A vivid, multicoloured type-print of flavours and textures on a plate, Antonio Chicón's "all-terrain" fruit salad is the perfect celebratory dish for a St Valentine's dinner, a wedding feast or a carnival battery-charger. The salad…

Rules of the Road

German drivers, for example, automatically use the Reissverschluss (or zipper) system when two streams of traffic merge. This involves waiting until the last minute, then cars entering the single flow alternately, like the teeth of a zip. It…

Ready For Anything

As we head into Lanzarote’s springtime, it’s the ideal time to ensure your home is prepared for what the climate will throw at it. This is traditionally the most unsettled time of year weather-wise, and although rain is still rare,…

Secret Island

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If you’re interested in exploring the wildest and most ancient parts of Lanzarote, then you need to head to Femés. The pretty little town nestles in the massif of Los Ajaches, the 11 million-year-old volcanic range that was the first part…

Ganjarote for allover health

Ganjarote, at C/Bajamar No. 50 in Playa Honda, isn't a cannabis club. It's a unique shop where you can buy the best specialist hemp and cannabis-related cosmetics and health products – the only business of its kind on Lanzarote. What…

Soul Mates!

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Pet Soul is a recently-opened pet shop in Playa Blanca, and once you enter you’ll immediately understand why it’s named. This is a place with empathy, heart and plenty of soul. "I always go to pet shops when I’m on holiday,”…

Make it Stop!

Lanzarote vet Jane Burke issues an appeal for support in a campaign to end a tradition based in cruelty and suffering. I am on the scrounge. I want a favour. Now I know many of you may be tired of my severe vegan rants (my children…

The Kids are Back in Town!

Lanzarote rugby has had a few ups and downs over the last years, but on an island with plenty of British expats, as well as local Spaniards, Europeans and Latin Americans who are rugby mad, it’s always going to find a way. That’s…

Clean Barcelona

While Madrid’s new city government attempts to reopen the city’s famous “Madrid Central” zone to traffic, Barcelona has taken its anti-contamination measures way further, establishing a 95 square city centre zone where high emissions…