I love travel memoirs especially when I have visited the places being described. Well, I have not visited Tenerife, but I have read several books on this beautiful island so I felt I knew what to expect. I was not prepared for such a detailed and fascinating peep into life in a remote village, Buenavista Del Norte. I found out it was not appropriate to flirt, even mildly, with the local ladies unless your intentions included marriage. I discovered how bananas were packed for shipping to Europe and that your hands turned black when harvesting them. I even learned that there was such a thing as branding said banana bunches. I was also treated to a first hand account of the climbing of Mount Teide and the inherent dangers of climbing down into a volcano. In essence, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.