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Spain, Canary Islands

Cochineal Production on Lanzarote

The cultivation of cochineal insects, which are processed into red food dye E120, is being revitalised in the prickly pear fields of Lanzarote.


Spain, Canary Islands

Carnival Time in a Lanzarote Village

Lanzarote's San Bartolomé village carnival parade is lively, colourful and family-friendly, with hardly a tourist in sight.

A rare snowfall on Gran Canaria
Spain, Canary Islands

Snow Fun on Gran Canaria!

Sightseers cause traffic chaos to make snowmen and have snowball fights after a rare snowfall on Gran Canaria's peaks.

One of two destiladeras at the Casa-Museo del Timple in the centre of Teguise, Lanzarote. They are built into the wall opposite the kitchen, and can be accessed from both sides.
Spain, Canary Islands

Stone water filters on the Canary Islands

Canarian traditional stone destiladera water filters can still be found in museums and older houses across the islands.


Spain, Canary Islands

Fuerteventura's Barbary Ground Squirrels

Despite the damage they do to the island's flora, Fuerteventura's scampering Barbary Ground Squirrels are a big hit with visitors.





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