Not a thing you’d normally write about on holiday…


This blog is about paying your taxes. It is not what I wanted or intended to write about whilst on holiday in Corralejo inFuerteventura in the Canaries. But it kind of followed me around or rather approached me in exactly the form of those people hustling you to come into their bars on the tourist drag….

The crystal clear light of the afternoon was just beginning to fade as we recognise the still young man, maybe mid thirties, who sidles up to us. In my hesitant spanish I interrupt his ‘you’ll have the best time on the island in this bar, sir’ spiel to say we remember him from last year at one of the harbour front restaurants and the year before that from a bar in Lanzarote. He smiles, quoting the names of the restaurants back to us, his eyes sliding away but I don’t think he’s even trying…

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