Month: May 2022

Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever & Registering at the Town Hall

Dia de Canaria & the Best Seafood Ever & Registering at the Town Hall

With the help of our houseguest, who translated for us at the Town Hall, we arrived for our appointment on Friday morning and completed our registration. This is required in order to apply for our residency, but apart from letting the Government know where you are, it determines where residents can apply for things like social security and a host of other Government programs. I discovered that there’s two very different sides to Mogan. There’s the area where all the tourists go – where the beaches are of course –

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How the Canarians Celebrate Canaria Day or Dia de Canarias

How the Canarians Celebrate Canaria Day or Dia de Canarias

Dia de Canarias is celebrated on the 30th of May, 1983 when the Canary Islands officially became an Autonomous National Region of Spain and the Government of the Canary Islands Parliament sat for the first time. The day has been marked ever since by all municipal town halls, on all the 8 islands, in each of the two provinces that make up the archipelago, as the office day of celebration of all things Canarian.

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The Down- and (surprising) Upside of Island Life

The Down- and (surprising) Upside of Island Life

Island life! Sounds good, doesn’t it? Most of the time, but it’s been a week, I tell ya. Our car started losing power and then righting itself and then losing power again and so on. As it’s still under warranty, we contacted the car dealership to get it fixed. We were told to bring it in on Tuesday – a week from when we called.

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Bodega Las  Berrazales – Wine, Coffee and Fruit all on one Farm

Bodega Las Berrazales – Wine, Coffee and Fruit all on one Farm

As part of our search for wineries, a Google search revealed Finca la Laja – Bodega Las Berrazales. It offers so much more than just vineyards and wine tasting, they also grow coffee and fruit trees underneath the vines. Intrigued, we took a trip to the North of Gran Canaria to see what it was all about.

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A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary

A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary

We picked up our ‘company’ van on the 22nd. It needed a service, so we booked it into the mechanic for the 27th. In the meantime, I managed to break the rear window whilst trying to turn around in one of the many tiny spaces in our apartment complex. Like many of the buildings in Gran Canaria, our complex is built into the rock on the side of a hill. I reversed into a piece of rock that was jutting out onto our road! I was horrified. David and Michael were very nice about it.

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