Author: Nelleke

  • What is the calima?

    What is the calima?

    You have probably heard of it and if you haven’t heard of it, you probably have seen it and wondered what it was: the calima. The Canary Islands are located next to the Saharan desert and when there’s a storm or change in weather in the Sahara, this can affect the Canary Islands. The calima […]

  • Restaurants with menu del día

    Restaurants with menu del día

    The menu del día is quite popular in Las Palmas. Many local restaurants offer set menus for around €10. This usually includes a starter or a dessert, an entree and a drink. Since prices can vary a bit I won’t mention the exact price per venue, but as I said, the price is usually around […]

  • Inter-island travel Canary Islands

    Inter-island travel Canary Islands

    The main/official Canary Islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, plus there are more islands like Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Enough to explore! There are two ways to travel between the islands; ferry or flight. Flights between […]

  • Guaguas Global – Travel across the island

    Guaguas Global – Travel across the island

    For transport around the island you can use the Guaguas Global. These are the blue/green buses driving around. They will take you anywhere outside of Las Palmas.   You can pay with debit card, credit card or cash. Make sure to pay with a small note or coins, since the busdrivers usually don’t have a lot of […]

  • The history of Live it up, Las Palmas!.

    The history of Live it up, Las Palmas!.

    To explain the full history of our digital nomad community in Las Palmas, we have to go back to the Summer of 2018, when I first came to the island. If you have any pictures to share from these years, please send me a message on Slack. In the years I have also given some […]

  • Reduce food waste with Too Good To Go in Las Palmas

    Reduce food waste with Too Good To Go in Las Palmas

    The Too Good To Go app is gaining popularity in Las Palmas in the last couple of months. When I downloaded the app a few months ago, there were only five companies offering food, now there are dozens of shops you can chose from. The app was designed in 2015 in Denmark, to reduce food […]

  • Restaurant recommendations Maspalomas

    Restaurant recommendations Maspalomas

    Maspalomas is a very touristy destination and it can be hard to find good food. I’ve tried several restaurants in Maspalomas and here are some of my recommendations. I hope you will enjoy them! Restaurante Kilómetro 00 is a real gem, hidden in the odd shopping mall Cita. It’s an Italian gourmet pasta bar, with […]

  • Bus station Santa Catalina temporarily closed

    Bus station Santa Catalina temporarily closed

    One of the main bus stations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Catalina (the bus station close to Las Canteras) will be closed for the next two months for renovation. This means you can’t take the bus from the normal bus stop untill approximately mid June (though it’s expected the renovation will take longer). […]

  • Join the “Live it up” digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas

    Join the “Live it up” digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas

    Acces to the digital nomads Slack group in Las Palmas by Live it up, Las Palmas will be your most valuable asset while being on the island. The community is growing every day and the Slack group is the biggest social network for every digital nomad, remote worker, expat and local entrepreneur on the island […]

  • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    At the most southern point of Playa de Las Canteras, right next to Playa La Cicer (the surf beach), you’ll find the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. It might remind you of a lighthouse, which is exactly how the Spanish architect Óscar Tusquets designed it; the auditorio is there to protect the beach of Las Canteras. It […]