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December 11, 2008 / ipodgirl

Arrecife, Canary Islands

Our day in Arrecife was very relaxed. It was bit overcast, but the weather was great for just wandering around and enjoying this beautiful little town.

We wandered a bit, stopped to have our picture (out of focus) taken by a friendly tourist then enjoyed a drink in a sidewalk cafe and watched the world go by.

One bit of interesting trivia, the Canary Islands are not named after little yellow birds. “Canary” derives from the Latin word canis, “dog”, and the name Canaria was given to one of these islands because of its population of fearsomely huge canines.

One more bit of interesting trivia … the Greeks believed that the gods sent virtuous souls and particularly blessed mortals to these Isles as a sort of super retirement home.

http://www.katamat.com/shows/05_Arrecife/showit.swf

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