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Lose Your Old Football Boots And Trainers For Charity

You can get rid of your old trainers or football boots, and help orphaned children in Gioto School in Kenya. The boots and shoes (all sizes please) will be sent to Kenya for the children to use. They have been running a program called “No school=no football” as a way to encourage the kids to attend school classes, giving them the education they deserve.

Trainers  read more »

Gay Airlines - The Fallout

We wrote about the whole Gay Airlines “scam” as soon as it came to light at the end of August. Today I met with  one of several unfortunate victims. He was hired by “Richard Essen” who we now know is Eduard Richard Streur, to work for the company that never actually existed. Attracted by a promised excellent salary and benefits package, he worked for six weeks without pay, and was instructed to give up his previous job to concentrate full time on the new position. Along with others, he was taken on by the company to look after all the entertainment for the planned influx of gay visitors being brought to the island on three privately chartered aircraft from the mainland of Europe. This included setting up a house band, and they even had conversations with Holly Johnson’s manager in the hope of landing him as the special celebrity entertainer for their arrival.


Eduard Richard Streur

He told me: “It all seemed so plausible at the beginning, and it was fabulous to be part of an exciting new venture, with a responsible job. Richard gave the appearance of being seriously rich, and talked often about moving €20 Million from Holland to a bank account here to fund everything.”

Several other people had been taken in similarly.  read more »

Spanish Courses For Beginners In Playa Blanca

Academia LILS are expanding their language courses to Playa Blanca this year with a new beginner’s course aimed at taking people from basic to conversational Spanish. The courses will be held at Sun Park in Playa Blanca, near to the Hotel Princesa Yaiza. 


If you’re a regular winter visitor to the island and have been frustrated at not  read more »

Fair Trade Shipping In The Canary Islands

The Canaries gained world significance in the 18th and 19th centuries, when nations began to trade using the great sailing ships of the time. Those ships used the trade winds to allow them to sail across The Atlantic and to The Caribbean, bringing them past the islands, and with many stopping here to take on water and supplies before heading across the great ocean. These days we continue to rely on shipping for almost everything we buy locally in Lanzarote.

Tres Hombres

Fair Transport Shipping are a Netherlands based company dedicated to continuing the tradition of sail-only powered ships, regularly trading around Europe, and visiting Africa, as well as The Canary Islands. Currently the company operates Tres Hombres and is actively restoring a second ship Nordlys IV.  read more »

Gay Airlines Is A Total Scam

We were first contacted by Richard Essen back in April. He asked us for a meeting to discuss his business idea for bringing gay travellers to the island. We met with him in our office in Costa Teguise and he seemed plausible and very keen to help Lanzarote develop new tourist markets with the gay community in Europe.


We shared some of our contacts with him, told him we would help in any way we could and looked forward to working with him as he set his business up on the island.

Within a couple of days, we were inundated with emails from him with some very big ideas about creating a gay airline, with special airport check ins and bespoke “6 Star” accommodation on the island. He also copied me on emails where he had told people he was working in partnership with us through our sister website Gay Lanza.

Alarm bells started ringing for me at this stage – by now it was late April. Things just didn’t feel right, and each time I questioned Rich for more information about the business and the funding, I felt I was being fobbed off by him.

On 28th April I sent him an email telling him “…we have decided we don't want to go any further with you in your quest to create a new gay scene on the island.”  read more »

Big Growth In New Car Sales In The Canaries

New car sales are dramatically up in the islands this year to date, with a growth of 43% from 16,589 units in 2013 to 23,729 so far this year.

Porsche 1

The split of types is:  read more »

  • 30.3% Petrol
  • 68% Diesel
  • 1.7% Hybrid or electric

Purchase Maestro Music Concert Tickets

You can purchase your concert tickets online here, directly from Maestro Music Management, using Paypal.  read more »

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