Botanical Gardens – Puerto de la Cruz Attractions - Tenerife – The Canary Islands
The botanical gardens at Puerto de la Cruz have lots of trees that are very old indeed. Most are huge or have grown into remarkably un-treelike shapes and are extremely impressive for anyone remotely interested in trees. It’s not as big as Kew Gardens, but no where near as expensive to enter either. And there’s a better view from here too, and no busy ‘South Circular Road’ to spoil the effect either.
Tenerife Carnival – Attractions in Puerto de la Cruz - Tenerife – The Canary Islands
Yuck. We just learned that ‘carnival’ is something to do with meat:
Carne = meat
Va = it goes
We should have guessed really. Meat aside, Tenerife Carnival is about the third biggest in the world and loads of fun, even for vegetarians.
Look out for the burying of the sardine. It’s a huge colourful pretend one, made out of papier mache and followed in procession by lots of local widows. The widows are pretend too, and are actually local young men dressed rather inappropriately as widows in saucy stockings and what not. Some people pay good money for that kind of thing, but not in Tenerife, it’s all free! Hooray!