November mornings can be a little chilly before the sun has really had chance to warm up – so a good time to wrap up warm and take a trip off to visit the island. The Sunday morning market at Teguise is always great, but by way of something different, today I took myself off to the small market at El Caballo Lanzarote near Uga to the ‘Rastro’ (second hand market).

It was great to look through the bric-a-brac, CD’s and books, clothes etc and pick up a few real bargains. It seems to be the meeting place for lots of the local ex-pats as well as some Spanish and German, so good to catch up with some friends too.

On from there to the farmer’s market in Uga, next to the church which is very Spanish. Canarian music greats you from the loud speakers, and with a fine selection of local cheeses, fruit and vegetables and some mouth-watering pastries and breads from the local baker.

So with my shopping done – headed across the street to the local pavement bar / café, for a cup of delicious coffee and watch the world pass by for a while.

For those learning Spanish, a great way to practice your skills with locals , no chance of them wanting to practice their English on you (as we find in the resorts!)