I have lived in Lanzarote since 2000. It is one of seven Canary Islands and is 60km off the coast of the African Sahara, not Spain, as most people think.
It is not the year-round sun which draws me! I teach yoga and am a textile artist and my favourite time is between October and April when it is not scorching hot. I love the way of life, the islands fiestas and carnivals. I also love the low-rise white washed houses and villages, there is only 1 high rise hotel (in Arrecife).
The beaches are the best in the Canaries and the lava and volcanic landscape are also intriguingly beautiful and where I love to walk, sketch photograph and paint. What attracted me to move to the island?% It is ione of the healthiest place to live on the planet! The island was declared one of the 'six universal models of sustainable development' by the World Tourism Organization and in 1993 UNESCO announced it as a Biosphere Reserve.
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