Aaron Paul Bruyning

Susana interviewed another of our island’s entertainers this week.

Aaron Paul Bruyning

Q: Do you have a stage name?

A: No, just Aaron Paul Bruyning. 

Q: Where are you from originally, Aaron?

A: I'm from Curaçao , The Netherland Antilles so officially I'm Dutch. 

Q: Oh wow, so you must speak a good few languages?

A: Yes, I do. I speak Dutch obviously, Papiamentu, Spanish and English. 

Q: How long have you lived in Lanzarote and what brought you here?

A: I have lived here for 4 years and now I´m back. I came the first time here in 2002 to sing in a group called "Fourtops" and I decided to stay. Now I perform solo mainly. 

Q: In 3 words how would you describe your singing for someone that has never heard you sing?

A: Emotions, passion, smooth.   read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Bike Mechanic

A motorbike and bike rental business situated in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote has a vacancy for a bike mechanic & rental sales agent.

Lanzarote Jobs

Candidates should be native or fluent speaking in English and Spanish, a third European language, particularly German would be a bonus.

The successful applicant is expected to be able to repair and maintain the fleet and spend time customer facing as a rental sales agent.

Mechanical skills and previous experience required, the right person will also be hard working, flexible and honest. The position is  read more »

Lanzarote's Most Historic Property For Sale

We had the pleasure of being shown around the island’s most historic house yesterday, a few days after Channel 4 filmed the property for one of their programs. The Palacio del Marqués in Teguise was built in 1455, and was the head quarters of The Canarian Government for 270 years. The original conqueror of The Canaries, Jean de Béthencort appointed his nephew “King of The Canary Islands” and it was from this house that he ruled.

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We’ve never been to a building here with so much history. Here are some highlights  read more »

  • A stone set in a wall, with a love letter engraved on it from Maciot de Béthencort to Princessa Teguise, daughter of the last Guanche King of Lanzarote
  • A secret passage that leads to the castle of Teguise, which was used to escape pirates, including Britain’s Francis Drake!
  • A room known as “The Drinking Room” where

English cinema in Lanzarote 10th & 13th August 2015

The movie in English next week is still "Ant-Man" at the unchanged time of 19:40 and will be shown on Monday the 10th and the Thursday the 13th of August at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife.

VO 10 Aug

It tells the story of cat burglar Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) who, armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) to plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.  read more »

Not To Be Missed: Haria

It’s easy to pass through the historic town of Haría in the north of Lanzarote, without discovering the secrets hidden within. Here’s our guide as to what to look out for when visiting the beautiful valley of a thousand palms.

Attractions:

plaza de la Constitución en Haría

There’s an underground art exhibition centre in the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre of town, look for the A board advertising details of the current artist and exhibition. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 14:00.

Casa Museo César Manrique

Manrique Entrance Casa Museo

Visit the private house of César Manrique in  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Bulla

It was one of those days when nothing went right, the car didn’t start, the restaurant we had been planning to have lunch at was closed and then we found ourselves at La Bulla.

La Bulla Lanzarote

It was a very hot day in the capital and we started to relax when we found a slight breeze around the picturesque waterfront of Charco de San Ginés. Looking for somewhere new to try, we settled on La Bulla, liking it’s elevated position and panoramic view over the charco with the distinctive San Ginés church tower in the distance.

Charco de San Gines view from La Bulla

La Bulla offer Spanish cuisine with a choice of salads, tapas, tablas and pinchos. We liked their different combinations, looking across to other tables the chipirones rebozados was popular and looked great, I was tempted but in the end we opted for  read more »

Teguise Ayuntamiento Golf Tournament

Registration closes tomorrow for the XI Torneo Ayuntamiento Teguise golf competition at the course in Costa Teguise.

CARTEL-XI-AYTO-TEGUISE

The XI Torneo Ayuntamiento Teguise will be held at Costa Teguise Golf on Saturday 8th August. The entry fee is €10 for members and €45 for non members which includes the tournament fee, picnic and cocktail at the awards ceremony.

The mode is Stableford Individual with prizes for  read more »

Disabled Friendly Hotels In Playa Blanca

We’re often approached by tourists looking to book accessible accommodation in Lanzarote and it’s actually quite difficult to find out which hotels are suitable for wheelchair guests, so we’ve produced a shortlist of places to stay in Playa Blanca.

Suite Hotel Princesa Yaiza 5*

BluOne chair Princesa Yaiza

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast / Half Board

Accessible: Accessible facilities / Ramp access / Wheel chair access / Adapted suites / BluOne chair

We can’t praise the Princesa Yaiza  enough for the most disabled friendly hotel in Playa Blanca, their accessible information is clearly displayed as one of the suite types available on their website.

The suites for disabled guests are  read more »

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