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THE INFAMOUS VILLA WINTER

THE INFAMOUS VILLA WINTER IN FUERTEVENTURA – EXPOSED PART 1 By Luisa M Follano How much do you really know about this infamous house and are the conspiracy theories actually true? Villa Winter is a villa situated near the village Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realised by …

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WELCOME TO FUERTEVENTURA

Welcome to the beautiful unspoilt and sun drenched island of Fuerteventura – The perfect all year round holiday destination. Location: Fuerteventura lies at 28°20′N14°1′W, in the Atlantic Ocean and is the oldest and second largest Island of the archipelago known as The Canary islands. It lies just 100km off the Northern Coast of Africa and has a land mass area …

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CANARIAN GAMES

FUN & GAMES CANARIAN STYLE An article by Bernie Power with The Voice Well as the theme this month’s magazine is fun and games, we decided to take a peek into the past and look at the things that used to entertain the people in days gone by. Aside from the usual music and dancing, most Canarian pastimes were sport …

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COMMON OCTOPUS

COMMON OCTOPUS – Flora and Fauna of Fuerteventura An Article By Hannah Mackay with The Voice  The Octopus With the World Cup looming this month we thought it fitting to include Paul the Octopus who gained worldwide attention during the 2010 World Cup as the Animal Oracle, by predicting the results of the matches.  Paul proved to be extremely accurate …

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FUERTEVENTURA TURTLES

FUERTE TURTLES  An Article by Hannah Mackay with The Voice As our theme in the magazine is Super Heroes this month, we had to include some of the most fascinating creatures that live on our doorstep. Okay so they aren´t the Teenage Mutant Ninja variety, but they are pretty super in their own right. Turtles OLD MEN OF THE SEA …

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FUERTEVENTURAS SUPER WOMAN

THE SUPER WOMAN OF FUERTEVENTURA An Article By Bernie Power with The Voice Considering the hardships that have been experienced by the people of the island there are many names that can be ascribed the title “Super heroes”.   From the farmers who worked tirelessly to contain what little water was available to feed their families, to the mothers who sent …

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THE BEARDED FIREWORM

THE BEARDED FIREWORM (Hermodice carunculata) An article with Hannah Mackay with The Voice   Hermodice carunculata is commonly known as The Bearded Fireworm and is a great looking little creature. It is actually a type of Bristleworm from the fireworm family Amphinomidae. It is a very slow creature and generally not a threat to humans unless it is touched!  The …

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INTO THE ABYSS – COASTAL AREAS

An article by Hannah Mackay with The Voice Photo by Simon Waldram with The Voice The Canary islands are situated approximately 70 nautical miles west of the Sahara and belong to submarine volcanoes of the Canarian  Archipelagos.  These Archipelagos along with the Archipelagos of the Azores, form the bio-geographic unit called the Macaronesia (from the Greek word Makaros meaning happy or fortunate …

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FUERTEVENTURA THE OLDEST CANARY ISLAND

THE OLDEST CANARY ISLAND An article by Bernie Power with The Voice Fuerteventura Fuerteventura is 20 million years old so far, and is the most eroded of all the Canary archipelago. We are nearly flat compared to the other, newer, islands as we are millions of years older. So flat in fact, that the Romans who visited named the place …

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THIRSTY FUERTE – THE DROUGHTS

THIRSTY FUERTE An article by Bernie Power with The Voice Fuerteventura´s proximity to the African coast has meant that it has been blasted by hot winds and deprived of rainfall for many years. Around 2000 years ago, when the first settlers landed, they chose to stay in the fertile areas around the valleys. These areas once had fresh water rivers …

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