Casa Juanita, The Blue House, Arrieta, Lanzarote

The Blue House, Casa Juanita, Arrieta, Lanzarote

This curious building is situated along the coast in the Northern village of Arrieta, it stands out from the small white typical buildings with its painted red and blue bricks and garden complete with grass. We fondly refer to it as the dolls house, you can find this property next to the old fishing harbour and a small beach with sea pool.  read more »

Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa, General Hospital, Arrecife

General Hospital Lanzarote

The main general and emergency hospital in Arrecife is called Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa, it is situated on the road leaving Arrecife up the hill to San Bartolomé, when you exit the circunvalacion, pull into the left hand lane past the petrol station and at the roundabout take your first exit, the car park is on the right as you enter the hospital grounds and there is a taxi rank outside. The visiting hours are officially from 13:00 to 21:00, they don't tend to be too strict about it but you may be stopped from accessing the wards outside these times.

Reception is found through the first green sliding door on the front of the building, the second door is for patients and the door on the front left hand corner is the waiting room for families. The hospital will only allow one visitor to the patient whilst being treated in the emergency wards, it is common for the whole family to wait in reception for news, it can be cold and there are toilets and a water machine. Refreshments are available from the cafeteria opposite the main entrance to the hospital.  read more »

Taiwan Chinese Restaurant, Arrecife

With a plethora of Chinese restaurants in Lanzarote there are many good ones available around the resorts. The best without a doubt is the Taiwan in Arrecife, situated in Calle Canalejas the easiest way to find the restaurant is to park under the Gran Hotel and when you surface from the car park, cross over the road and walk through to the side road runnig parallel to the coast road and the Taiwan is on the corner. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the portions are huge and I can promise that you won't be disappointed. The lemon chicken is the best I've ever eaten!  read more »

Lanzarote Christmas Trees

Wildflowers in Lanzarote

With the unusual amount of rain that we had in October this year, the landscape has been transformed into fields of yellow, white and blue in the last couple of weeks. This photo (click link) shows a field full of margarita daisies, you could be mistaken for thinking that you are walking through an english meadow.  read more »

Illegal Immigrants

Walking our dog on the beach at Matagorda early one morning we were faced with the reality of illegal immigration. Pulled up on the beach was a small wooden-hulled rowing boat which had obviously deposited it's cargo the previous night, although as yet it is not apparent how many people in the party made it safely ashore.  read more »

Christmas Spanish

Feliz Año Nuevo & Happy New Year

Feliz Navidad - Merry Christmas

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year - not to be confused with ......

Feliz Ano Nuevo - which means Happy New Anus! Make sure you say the ñ so anyo not ano when pronouncing it!

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