Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Yes, you read that right, Manrique again.  But this time we’re heading to his home… or what was formerly his home.  And I’m a big believer that you hire a landscaper who’s yard looks good (ie don’t hire the guy that lives behind us in Attleboro) and if you want a great artist or architect, look at where he lives as an example.  This guy’s home is stunning…there is truly no words to describe this home and the pictures will not do it justice. Continue reading

Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Teguise Sunday Market

Europe is still the home of the open market.  Many small towns and villages throughout Europe still have weekend markets where vendors ply their goods to willing buyers – both locals and tourists.  I love these markets.  My favorite so far was in Arles (Provence), France where there was so much fresh food and spices that it made my mouth water!  Continue reading

Lanzarote, Canary Islands – Jameos del Agua

Northern Lanzarote has a slightly different landscape than that of it’s southern sister (where we were staying).  There is just a little more green to be seen in this area which makes it feel just a bit more tropical.  The weather is a little breezier and cooler than that of the south as well.  We made our way up to the top of Lanzarote to see a few of the sites we had heard about.  One of them is Jameos del Agua, yet another visitors landmark designed by Cesar Manrique. Continue reading

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

We booked our trip to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands a few months ago. Originally we had thought of Austria or Switzerland as a Christmastime destination but given that the Christmas markets close BEFORE Christmas and we really wanted to be at home in Barcelona for the actual holiday and since we couldn’t be “home home” either, we decided to head south.  And this was our big vacation (rather than all of our long weekends we’ve had) of the year so it had to be special.  So Lanzarote, Canary Islands for 11 days it was!!! Continue reading