Gran Canaria Weather: Heatwave Alert 11/05/15

AEMET have issued a yellow weather warning for a hot spell of weather in Gran Canaria as temperatures of 34ºC degrees are expected on the island.

So far the warning is from Monday 11th at 11:00h until at least 19:00h Tuesday evening when the warning spreads to the rest of the Canary Islands.

The temperatures have been climbing in the last couple of days and it’s very easy to get burnt, with a very high UV index of 11.

The heatwave is going to affect the south, west, east and the mountain peaks where there is a risk of forest fires. Please do not do any grilling if visiting the mountains!

According to reports, the temperatures should return to what is normal for May, by Friday.

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Tapas Street Market Arguineguin: May 2015

Tapas Street Market is back for it’s 3rd edition in Arguineguin’s beach road. The event takes place on Friday 1st May (Bank Holiday) from 20:00h where you can enjoy delicious tapas bites from local bars and restaurants.

Wine, dine and enjoy the free live music from Nanny Jimenez and La Chica de Ayer. Stalls will be set up on the road alongside Playa de las Marañuelas for this popular food market which attracted 2,000 people on the first edition last October.

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Barber’s Street by Juanjo Segura Arguineguin

Fancy a FREE haircut in exchange for a bag of food?

Barber’s Street, set up by local barber Juanjo Segura from Barbería NU2 Peluqueros will take place on the main beach road in Arguineguin from 11:00h – 20:00h on Sunday 26th April.

Around 70 Barbers and hairdressers from Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be set up along the beach road giving a FREE haircut in exchange for 1 kilo of food (non-perishable). The donated food will be given to Mogán Town Hall to distribute to people who are out of work and struggling to provide.

There will be performances, graffiti and tapas!

Sounds like an interesting combination and all for a good cause.


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Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria

Iced coffee and doughnut lovers rejoice, Dunkin’ Coffee Gran Canaria is now open in Vecindario!

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria

You may be more familiar with the name Dunkin’ Donuts, this is same company but as bakery company Panrico trademarked the term ‘donut’ in Spain, DD went with the name Dunkin’ Coffee here.

Dunkin’ Coffee Gran Canaria opened it’s doors on Thursday 14th May 2015 at C.C Atlantico in Vecindario and of course I had to sample to goods.
Although I wasn’t in the mood for a hot drink, it is worth noting that they offer soy milk as an option which is good news for those who can’t drink animal milk.

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria pink donut with sprinkles

I opted for the Fresa topping dunkin which had a strawberry milkshake taste to the frosting, Homer Simpson’s favourite!

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria Chocolate donut with sprinkles

On the next visit I had the chocolate topping dunkin. My Fiancé tried out the Crunkin which is a croissant donut hybrid and can be served hot, if so they put it in this cool 50’s theme box.

They were promoting like crazy, 9,99€ for a box of 12 donuts and also giving away vouchers with each purchase for different items.

Dunkin' Coffee Gran Canaria donut counter

With a quick glance at Dunkin’ Coffee’s website I can see they have some delicious looking donuts and coffee although I’m more of a tea person so I will definitely be trying out their iced tea. It’s not all donuts, they also have some yummy looking bagels, croissants and toasties.

Of course for research purposes I will have to pay a few visits. 😉

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Taj Palace Indian Restaurant Arguineguin

Taj Palace III opened it’s doors on the 2nd February this year, the only indian restaurant in Arguineguin.

I’ve been so looking forward to actually paying a visit and tasting the food for myself.

The original establishment Taj Palace I in Porto Novo, Puerto Rico is where I’ve enjoyed many a lovely meal so I knew what to expect.

We were greeted as soon as we arrived, I totally recommend you reserve a table by the window because of the lovely view of the palm trees and the late afternoon sunshine setting behind them. Straight away I noticed the atmosphere, calm and relaxed with really nice zen background music just the right volume to have a conversation with my dinner companion.

Starters

For starters was the obvious classic, crispy papadums and pickle tray with 3 different flavours, my favourite was the onion/cucumber. The Onion Bhaji was equally as tasty.

Main Course

As it’s been a while since I’ve eaten Indian food, I went for the mild Mixed Vegetable Curry which was absolutely delicious. I recommend mild for anyone who is new to Indian cuisine or doesn’t like their food too spicy. Next time I will try the medium for a little bit of a kick.

We ordered the Chicken Shashlik which was the star of the show and going by other diners table’s very popular. You can hear it before you order it. It’s brought over on a sizzling hot plate and I couldn’t help but take a short video of it swishing away.

As I edit this post I’m already looking forward to my next visit to Taj Palace, let me know in the comments if you visit.

Location:
Taj Palace III is in the Ancora Center, Arguineguin underneath Busters bar.
Timetable: Open everyday 3pm – 11pm
Takeaway & Home Delivery:
You can check out their menu online before you go or if you want to order some takeaway food.
Web: http://www.tajpalaceindianrestaurant.com/


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