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  • Cats of La Palma

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    It’s a wonderful thing for cat lovers, the amount of beautiful cats on the island of La Palma. It seems they’re a favourite pet and there are many strays as well. There’s a woman down at the Port of Tazacote who feeds the wild furballs every day. She doesn’t speak English and I don’t speak Spanish […]

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  • Dragon Trees, La Palma

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    The Canary Island Dragon Trees, Dracaena draco, are native to the islands as well parts of Africa and the Azores. They are strange and beautiful things. The biggest and oldest living “drago” as the locals call them, is about 300 years old and can be found in northwest Tenerife. SEE The dragon trees grow slowly and often stand […]

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  • Santa Cruz, La Palma

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    Spanish speaking places can be confusing geographically in that there are many different places with the same names. There’s Las Palmas, and then there’s La Palma. There’s Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and then there’s Santa Cruz de la Palma. Just to be clear, the latter is the capital city of the island of […]

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  • Las Galletas, Tenerife

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    Imagine a row of volcanic islands that offer a dry desert-like landscape as well as forests, beautiful beaches and mountains with loads of caves, great surfing conditions, tropical fruit and really comfortable weather. You might have heard of Tenerife, and if not, you’ve probably heard of the Canary Islands and have a general idea ofwhere […]