Thursday, June 2, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
It's been a while since I last posted, and as I have a lot of catching up to do I thought I'd begin with my trip to Tenerife. Tenerife is another capital island here and is the main tourist island of the Canary Islands. So when my aunt sent me an e-mail proposing a trip there, I was absolutely going to say yes.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This is what happens on the last weekend of Carnaval. People dress in white from head to toe and shake talcum powder over each other. In the end everyone appears like a ghost-white faces, white hands. And when it rains on a night when the air is full of talcum powder, you should never wear your favorite leather shoes. Be wiser than that! You should know better!
Friday, February 18, 2011
I'm beyond understanding the way this blog decides to format itself...
While walking around the city buildings like these appear, seemingly out of nowhere. They're fantastic reminders of the city's colonial history, and are often used as government or city offices. How cool would it be to work in a turquoise mansion?
Seeing the mural while walking up the road was fantastic-graffiti is everywhere in the city, but it often seems to be more artistic than destructive. Beverly and I exclaimed over the mural, stopped in the middle of the street, and photographed it for longer than we should have. Long live tourist fridays.