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This weekend saw the start of the annual carnival in Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife’s northern coast. This is our fourth Carnaval (Spanish spelling) since we moved here and this year we’ve got friends, their teenage offspring and their teenage offspring’s mates coming to stay in Puerto for the duration of the festivities. Everyone has been fore-warned about the endurance nature of the week ahead, the uncertainty of the weather at this time of the year (beach time being considered an essential component of the holiday) and the fancy dress requirements.
They arrived from the UK on the 7.10pm flight from Manchester last night and we ventured down to Plaza Charco for their first taste of the atmosphere. A couple of beers, some tasty tapas and one or two circuits of the main area later, initial impressions were received favourably and an early departure (1am) was deemed appropriate for the arrivals’ first night.
It remains to be seen how a more in-depth visit will pan out.

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