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Exhibition: 100 Views at the International Museum of Contemporary Art

The 100 Miradas exhibition has been open for a few weeks and will be on display at the MIAC situated in the Castillo de San José in Arrecife until the 15th September 2012.

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This exhibition of 100 different views from the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura was curated by journalist Concha de Ganzo. These images are the result of an interesting project, a mixture of 100 residents were asked to  read more »

Moxie Republic Adventure Race & Sports Holiday in Lanzarote

A new event is coming to Lanzarote for adrenalin junkies in October. Moxie Republic have teamed up with Sands Beach to offer an sports holiday including a 65km race labelled as one of the hardest adventure races on the calendar for 2012.

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The new Moxie Republic Adventure Race is expected to bring together sports enthusiasts from around the world, participants will be staying at the Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise from the 17th to 22nd October with race day on the 20th.

In the two days prior to the race, the itinerary includes Stand Up Paddle classes, a 10km trail run on the Thursday and a 40km bike ride on the Friday to prepare for race day. During the evenings there will be briefings on nutrition, hydration and the course from José Carlos Hernández and Nico Ward Muñoz.

The race has five stages starting from  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 3 CD Tenerife 1

17th August 2012

A terrific performance by the Rojillos gave them victory with early goals from Rosmen and Alex Yunes. The Segunda B side (League 1) reduced the deficit late in the first half but a strike four minutes from time by new boy Juancar ensured victory.

The last time Tenerife played in Lanzarote was in 2001 in a Copa del Rey match. The Tenerife side were then sixth placed in the Primera Liga whilst Lanzarote were two divisions below. On that day Tenerife suffered their most embarrassing defeat ever going down 5-1 to a rampant Rojillo team.

UD Lanzarote August 2012

This may not be a Copa del Rey tie but it was never going to be a friendly encounter. Tenerife started the match pressurizing the Rojillo back  read more »

Prescription Changes in Spain

Today the Spanish Government published a list of 417 medications on the Official State Bulletin (BOE)  that will no longer be available on prescription in Spain.

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Patients on the national health scheme will no longer be subsidised for the medications listed below with effect from the 1st September 2012. If you are currently receiving this medication, you will be required to pay the full cost of the medication even if it is prescribed by the doctor. You will also be able to purchase the product direct over the counter from the pharmacy.

The majority of these drugs are for  read more »

Giant Fossil Eggs in Lanzarote

Two more fossilised giant sized birds eggs have been discovered in Órzola, these eggs date back more than 5-6 million years and as yet there is no explanation as to how they came to be in Lanzarote.

Pedro San Ginés with a fossil Egg

The first eggs were discovered back in 2011, the latest find is part of a new campaign in 2012. It’s a bit of a mystery as to how the eggs could be here, we know that the oldest islands date back 20 million years, these eggs relate to the ostrich family who lost their ability to fly 90 million years ago. Experts have dated the eggs to between 5.3 and 6 million years old, there is a possibility is that the eggs emerged from the oceanic crust during the eruptions although there is no record of this happening anywhere else in the world.

The new discovery was found in  read more »

III Photo Contest Bodega los Bermejos

The 3rd edition of the photo competition concurso fotografíco Bodegas los Bermejos has been launched and with the  "vendimia" season upon us, it's a great opportunity to mix two great pastimes: photography and wine. Plus there is €1,200  and wine up for grabs!

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Open to both professional and amateur photographers this contest aims to promote one of the yummier resources of the island: our wine. Participating photographers need to  read more »

II Trail Lanzarunning Playa Honda, 1st September 2012

The 2nd edition of the Trail Lanzarunning Playa Honda event organised by the Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé and the Lanzarunning Sports Club will take place on Saturday the 1st of September.

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The distances seems to be a bit more extreme than last year which covered routes of 10 & 20 km for walkers and runners. For this year there is a walkers route of 12km and trail runners routes of 26 km & 51 km.

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         Senderista: 12km                         Media: 26 km                              Ultra: 51 km

The start point is the  read more »

Heritage Walk San Marcial del Rubicón

Yesterday I joined a group of thirty volunteers at 9am in the Papagayo area of  Playa Blanca, in the South of Lanzarote. We were participating in a walk to “Connect with the past” along the Ruta San Marcial del Rubicón with Nacho from Senderismo Lanzarote in collaboration with the Servicio de Patrimonio Histórico del Cabildo de Lanzarote.

VolunteersHorno del Cal Playa Mujeres

On arrival in the car park we were given a picnic, a large black bag and a pair of gloves before our first stop on Playa Mujeres. If you’ve been to this beach before, you can’t help to notice the old structure built into the cliff on the far right hand side. This is a horno de cal (lime kiln) where a fire would be lit for 2-3 days to heat the local stone which produced lime, this powder would then be taken from the beach by boat.

Climbed up from the beachWalked along the headland

We climbed up from Playa Mujeres and along the headland before stopping at the next beach along, here in the barranco behind we discovered the archaeological site of the Pozos de San Marcial del Rubicón. These pozos have  read more »


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