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    Shopping Re: Cortado Leche, Leche

    For sure there are sometimes two prices, but I have found that asking for a cortado generally gets the Residencia price. The Turistas are still on "cafe con leche".
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    Shopping Re: Cortado Leche, Leche

    If I wanted to pay a premium for something I enjoy, I would go to Finland. But I prefer to pay a discount for something I enjoy, so I go to Tenerife :)
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    Shopping Re: Cortado Leche, Leche

    A cortado leche y leche is a shot of espresso with a splash of milk plus a layer of condensed milk (hence the "leche y leche" in the name). It's mostly consumed by German tourists. If you look like...
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    Re: TITSA - Big Changes To Bus Routes

    If you live in Santa Cruz, the Ayuntamiento (council) subsidises the "Bono Jubilados" ("ticket for retired people"). With this Bono, you pay only 22 cents (15 pence) per journey. But you need a...
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    Re: Don't mention the w*r

    There's a little underground museum in Santa Cruz where this happened, and they're very proud of having caused Nelson to lose his arm.
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    Re: TITSA - Big Changes To Bus Routes

    The existing surcharge continues to apply for rides that start or end at the airport. It costs an extra €1 for short journeys (such as from GDS), or an extra €2 for long journeys (such as from Santa...
  7. Thread: Lago Martinez

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    Re: Lago Martinez

    Don't take a sunbed; they are included.

    You can bring your own food and drink, but the prices inside are quite reasonable.

    Almost all the reviews at Tripadvisor are very positive (if you want...
  8. Re: Police variety will supply*added safety for tourists

    Police like a paid holiday in a nice resort town.
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    Relocation Re: Immigration to Tenerife from the EU

    I'm not even an EU national (I'm Australian), and I've never been asked to show a return ticket when arriving in Tenerife. The immigration police just scan my passport into their computer, look...
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    Cars & Transport Re: Comutting on the Island

    You will find plenty of commuters on the early buses between Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz.
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    Relocation Re: Cheap hotel or appartment to stay in

    Hotel Puerto Azul (in Puerto de la Cruz) is currently charging 16 euros a night (single) or 22 euros a night (double). There is a further discount for stays over three nights....
  12. Thread: San Miguel

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    Shopping Re: San Miguel

    When you ride down to the south from Teide, Vilaflor is the cyclists' cafe town. On the mountain itself, cyclists stop at El Portillo or Portillo Alto but that's towards the northern end. You can...
  13. Thread: mobile as GPS

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    Internet Re: mobile as GPS

    If your mobile has a GPS receiver, you need EITHER a SIM with data access, OR ELSE you need an offline maps app such as Osmand on Android or maps.me on iPhone.

    If your mobile doesn't have a GPS...
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    Shopping Re: Santa Cruz shopping.

    If you're interested in smaller shops, there are some interesting ones in the pedestrianised shopping streets of Calle del Castillo (which runs inland between Plaza de España, the pleasant square...
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    Re: Standby flights at TFS

    There was an academic a while back who decoded EasyJet's pricing algorithm by making hundreds of different flight searches each day for about a year.

    He found that for every extra seat booked on a...
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    Advice wanted Re: Things you can't buy in the South of Tenerife

    Well, it seems you can't buy an argument in the South of Tenerife, because you can get them for free!
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    Home and Garden Re: Is it true about the weather in November?

    Heh. The first few times I went through La Oratava by bus, I thought it was a particularly ugly town. You need to get away from the bus station before Oratava reveals its charm.

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  18. Thread: Sim card only

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    Re: Sim card only

    Orange "Delfin" is great for Smartphones.

    It's about €15 for the SIM card including the first gigabyte, then €8.50 per gigabyte after that. Some SIMs have higher pricing if you exceed your data...
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    Other Re: Three things you love about Tenerife.

    Don't you mean S*n, Sa**, and Se*?

    I'm sure you're not in Tenerife for the Ska.
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    Other Re: Three things you love about Tenerife.

    Dorada, Cortado, Teide.
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    Advice wanted Re: What's the best thing about Tenerife?

    I even had a delicious gofio pudding in San Sebastian. But then, stupidly, I bought a kilogram of gofio which took me almost two years to use up. That was hard work.

    I haven't tried aguardiente,...
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    Advice wanted Re: What's the best thing about Tenerife?

    Please do paint it up, Malteser Monkey!

    Anyway, I assume Hepa was referring to El Hierro, somewhere I haven't explored.
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    Advice wanted Re: What's the best thing about Tenerife?

    And the best thing about La Gomera is the incredible view back to Tenerife from the hills above Hermigua.

    Oh, and the fabulous restaurants in Valle Gran Rey, the most laid-back resort in the world.
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    Re: What happens after October 7th 2015

    Is that all. I thought it was going to be something dramatic.
  25. Re: Slang Terms for Being Drunk From Your Local Area

    Paralytic.
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