Archive for November, 2016

Zinger en Roots

November 30, 2016

Zinger en Roots en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

Zinger un zumo zanahoria y manzana y naranja y jengibre.

  • dos o tres zanahorias
  • una manzana
  • una naranja
  • un poco de jengibre

Granadas más caras en días de mercado

November 30, 2016

On market days, pomegranates are more expensive than on other days.

  • Friday 1-80 euros
  • Saturday 2-40 euros
  • Monday 1-80 euro
  • Wednesday 2-80 euros

This fluctuation may be due to suppliers, but doubtful.

El Rastro en El Mercado

November 30, 2016

Every Saturday and Wednesday a market, fruit and vegetables, books, wine, cakes, breadd, tools, clothes, tools, junk, everything you could wish to find.

Wednesday is smaller than Saturday, though last Saturday very small due to heavy rain all morning.

Hotel Be Live Tenerife power failure

November 30, 2016

This morning at Hotel Be Live Tenerife building site a power failure.

First plunged into darkness in the bathroom, then water turned cold, then no water.

Clients were trapped in the dark in the lifts.

Whether connected with building work or not, not known

Hotel Be Live Tenerife is a building site, it should not be open, but still the tour companies send clients.

Be Live lacked the couresy to inform clients what was going on, let alone an apology.

Contrast with a hotel in Cyprus, one evening water in shower cold. Hotel manager a letter of apology to every room, a bottle of wine on the table in every room.

The difference, one in the Top Three on TripAdvisor, the other about to fall out of the Top 30, one cares about its reputation, the other does not.

No gente en la Calle Mequinez

November 29, 2016

A little after eleven o’clock at night in Puerto de la Cruz, coffee bars, restaurants and bars closed, not a soul on the street.

This is the devastating impact all-inclusive hotels is having on the local economy.


Cappuccino y florentina en Lekkery

November 29, 2016

A bakery cum coffee shop in Icod de los Vinos.

Night of the Tin

November 29, 2016

Kids running around dragging coke cans, tin cans, any bit of metal and creating a tremendous racket.

San Andres 2016

November 29, 2016

A strange festival in Icod de los Vinos, kids hurtling down narrow streest on short planks of wood.

At the bottom of the street, a pile of tyres.

The festival marks the first of this season wine, availble on stalls, together with roast chestnuts.

The kids shooting down the street, dates from the barrels of wine being rolled down the street.

Mama Tierra

November 29, 2016

tu tienda ecológica

Aa lovely little wholefood shop in old part of Icod de los Vinos.

Limited stock.

Coffee Fair Trade and ecological, both meaningless in terms of quality and money going to farmers. And no roast date.

Hotel Be Live Tenerife entertainment

November 28, 2016

If you thought X-Factor and Britain (ain´t) Got Talent was the pits, then you ain´t seen nothing yet. Nothing could be as bad as what masquarades as entertainment at Be Live Hotel Tenerife.

As can be seen, not exactly popular.

It also does an excellent job of emptying the lounge.

Usually seats are at a premium in the lounge, but not any more.

So-called entertainment would normally be held in the ballroom, but the ceiling has collapsed, propped up by scaffolding poles, the hotel a building site, which should not be open.

As a result, the entertainment is in the lounge, where it does an excellent job of emptying the lounge at night. People sit in reception, go up to their rooms, or go out, the only way to obtain peace and quiet.

The hotel is a building site, it should not be open, but the least the senior management could do is to take steps to mitigate the stress on clients. But they do not seem to care.

They could say sorry, no entertainment, ballroom closed, and it would hardly be missed, but no, they would rather cause even more hassle to clients.

It would be nice to say sorry the hotel is a building site.

Patronising response of hotel assistant manager, who is way out of her depth and probably could not manage a local bar, is that we have a contract to provide entertainment.

Actually they have a contract to provide a hotel not a building site, but that seems to be lost on them, Be Live Corporate greed more important than client satisfaction.

A hotel is people business, it should be client focussed. If you fail to heed your clients, then you have lost the plot, you are in the wrong business.

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