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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...

Top Ten Things to Eat and Drink on Gran Canaria

Top Ten Things to Eat and Drink on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Food | Read More
Papas Arrugadas The Canarian dish that everybody tries and most people love. Papas arrugadas or wrinkly potatoes are small potatoes boiled their skin in sea water until the wrinkle up and develop a thin crust of salt. They are served covered with Mojo Picon, a spicy sauce made of olive oil, cumin,chili...

Cultural Faux Pas on Gran Canaria

Cultural Faux Pas on Gran Canaria May 25, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Canarians are a laid back lot well used to the eccentricities of tourists and there is really very little you can do to genuinely offend them. These hints will help you to blend in and not come across as an average Guiri (the Canarian word for a foreigner). Canarians have a very Mediterranean and completely...
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