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Drinkable tap water…

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The tap water in the city of Las Palmas,

is known to be very bad tasting. Though the sanitary quality of the water is acceptable already, enough to be drunk, the taste is not as good to be comparable with bottled water. This is about to change.

José Luí­s Talavera, the production director of ‘Emalsa’, Las Palmas‘ water company, stated that they’re testing a new system at the ‘Las Palmas III‘ desalination plant which will be … Read the rest

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Categories: About Gran Canaria, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Tourism

Naked on Las Canteras

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The canary islands

naturist association has been demanding a nudist area at the ‘Las Canteras‘ beach in Las Palmas for years, an idea that is now being overthought by the local coastal councillorship. Last July 15th was the international “swimsuitless day” and due to this the canary islands naturist association (Aniscan) wanted to state their claim for a nudist area at the ‘Las Canteras‘ beach.

Paco Ojeda, the president of Aniscan, is greatful that … Read the rest

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Categories: About Gran Canaria, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Recomendable, Trips

“The branch” without branches

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

One of the most famous,

if not the most famous, ‘fiesta’ on Gran Canaria is “La Rama“, which literally means ‘the branch’ but is at the same time short for “La Bajada de la Rama” or ‘the descent of the branch’, is held every year in August 4th, which would be tomorrow.

Traditionally the celebration is about going up the valley of Agaete dancing to the sound of a marching band, getting some tree branches, … Read the rest

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Categories: About Gran Canaria, Cultural Events, Events, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Recomendable

Isle on fire…

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The forest fire i talked about yesterday,

which was aparently controlled, was stoked up due to the high temperatures and the extreme wind that hit us last night. The municipality of Mogan got the worst part, since there have been people evacuated from their homes to avoid human casualties. Almost 60 to 70 homes have been already affected by the fire and around 2000 people evacuated. The towns of Ayacata, La Plata, Veneguera, Barranquillo de San AndrésRead the rest

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Categories: About Gran Canaria, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Pictures, Weather

Great initiative

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The summer is doing its best

to provide sunshine wherever it’s needed and we on Gran Canaria fortunately have plenty of it. The Red Cross organizes from this monday till mid september and initiative to help handicaped people enjoy the beach as much as we do. The “leisure at the beach program” gives people with mobility problems the oportunity to take walk at the shore or a dip of the ‘Las Canteras‘ beach in Las PalmasRead the rest

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Categories: About Gran Canaria, Cultural Events, Events, Funny/Curious news, Local news, Recomendable, Trips, Weather
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