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FUERTEVENTURA’S FIRST TOURISTS

FUERTE’S FIRST TOURISTS An Article By Bernie Power with The Voice Our island is now full of tourists, and there are hotels and resorts that cater for all tastes and ages, but it has taken us 40 years to get here! We were slow starters on the tourism front, due to many political and social reasons.  After the war, the …

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TEMPTING TAPAS

Tapas bars are a very common sight here in Fuerteventura and are always a hive of activity. They are not just about eating delicious food, but also a place where people meet up and socialise. But are they actually Canarian? Eating tapas can take hours and you will often see people sitting around enjoying each other’s company over a few …

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THE TRIBUTE OF BLOOD

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THE TRIBUTE OF BLOOD An article by Bernie Power with The Voice Fuerteventura I was waiting at the bus stop to leave Corralejo the other day, when a man stopped and asked me what the word Gua Gua, pronounced “WaWa” meant that was written on the road. He was English but spoke Spanish too as he lives in Gerona. He …

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RED-VEINED DARTER DRAGON FLY

Red-Veined Darter Dragon Fly An Article by Dave G with The Voice Fuerteventura  These beautiful Dragonflies are easy to spot, as they love water and are often found hovering around the pool. NOMAD BY NATURE The red-veined darter or nomad as it often called is a Dragonfly that is commonly found here in Fuerteventura. Not unlike our new writer, they …

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SUPERMOONS – What are they?

SUPERMOONS – WHAT ARE THEY? An Article By Luisa Follano with The Voice  Supermoons We have some of the clearest skies here in Fuerteventura, and the lack of light pollution and smog means that when it comes to looking upwards, we have one of the best views on earth. Astrologers and photographers were out in force on the 22nd and …

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BIRD WATCHING IN FUERTEVENTURA

WELCOME TO THE VOICE FUERTEVENTURA BIRDWATCHING SECTION. We have lots of interesting birds, some of which are endemic to Fuerteventura and not found anywhere else in the World. We also have lots of resident specialists that keep us up to date with what, where and when you are likely to see out feathered friends. (Photos by Ted Park and DaveG) …

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The Power Of Fuerteventura – Ley Lines

LEY LINES An Article by Luisa Follano with The Voice When you ask the residents why they moved to Fuerteventura, very few can actually give you a distinct answer and many will say ‘It just felt right’. To an outsider, this would probably seem a little strange, but for those of us that do live here, we seem to just …

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GOING GOATY – Enjoying The Local Specialties

Eating Goat Meat It is difficult to pass a traditional restaurant or tapas bar in Fuerteventura, without seeing the words cabrito, baifo or cabra on the menu. Roughly 65% of the world’s population have already discovered this delicious meat and eat it on a regular basis, yet the UK and Irish markets are slower in adopting goat meat as a …

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WHAT IS A CALIMA?

WHAT IS A CALIMA? An Article by Luisa Follano with The Voice Fuerteventura boasts a temperate climate all year long. However, at certain times of year we find ourselves in the middle of a natural phenomenon where the clear blue skies disappear and are laden with what looks like a mass of dusty clouds, casting an almost ethereal glow across …

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Angels’ Trumpets – Brugmansia

ANGEL’S TRUMPETS – MOONFLOWERS Brugmansia An Article By Debbie Greenfingers with The Voice  I am writing about one of my favourite plants this month. This is a fascinating plant with many aspects to it’s make up, both good and bad!  We are featuring ‘New Age notions’ and healing benefits in this month’s magazine, so I can’t think of a better plant to …

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