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Carnival Time

Carnival Time June 3, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
The Las Palmas Carnival In February every year Las Palmas goes carnival crazy for three whole weeks. The Las Palmas carnival is one of the biggest in the world but is still a completely local affair. There are huge street parties every weekend where everybody goes out in fancy dress carrying bottles...

Sporting Events on Gran Canaria

Sporting Events on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The island has its own indigenous sports left over from prehistoric times; plough lifting, rock carrying, stick fighting or extreme pole vaulting anyone? It also hosts a pretty decent range of international sporting events. If only the island football team would drag itself out of the doldrums of the...

Dangerous Things on Gran Canaria

Dangerous Things on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
You might expect a volcanic island close to the Sahara desert to have its fair share of dangerous animals and freak weather but Gran Canaria is a very benign place and all the volcanoes are dormant. There are a few things to watch out though: Since the introduction of speed cameras Canarian drivers have...

Alternatives to Touristy Places on Gran Canaria

Alternatives to Touristy Places on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
With over a million package tourists visiting the island every year you might think Gran Canaria is one giant resort. Fortunately, most of the tourists are happy to stay in the gaudy resorts along the south coast and the rest of the island is pretty much unspoiled. The Capital city Las Palmas is one...
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