Isle of Lanzarote

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Lanzarote – the Canary Islands

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

We visited Lanzarote in Summer 2008 when it became more and more popular to go there. It was a beautiful and warm year and we enjoyed every moment of our holidays.

We stayed in Arrecife in a beautiful hotel very close to the town, where you can get souvenirs and really nice food.

Arrecife

Allthough our hotel was “All-Inclusive” we enjoyed going out for meal, which was not too expensive in the restaurants.
In some of the hotels nearby it was possible to go to bars and have a great night dancing and drinking.

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Posted by Jack
Categories: Arrecife, César Manrique, Jameos del Agua, Timanfaya National Park

Volcanic eruptions formed a landscape

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The island has centuries old civilization and history.

Some sources even claim that its name descended from Lanzelot, the famous knight of the company at table.

It actually owes his name to the genoese merchant and seafarer Lanceloto Malocetto. The facts have been proofed historically.


Lava Landscape of the firemountains of Lanzarote
Lava-Landscape of the fire-mountains of Lanzarote

Lanzarote has been marked by the volcanic eruptions about 180 years ago. Lava and ash covered a fifth of the whole area. As an effect the most fertile, cultivable areas have been destroyed by the eruptions and a very bizarre landscape has been formed.

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Posted by Jack
Categories: About Lanzarote, César Manrique, Jameos del Agua, Landscape, Puerto del Carmen
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