People ask me “Do you never suffer from island madness living on Tenerife?”
The saying “Not seen Masca? Then you haven´t seen much!” is very true, I think.
Masca, this little mysterious village in the northwest corner of Tenerife with around 90 inhabitants lies in a former volcanic crater.
The ride to Masca itself is adventurous as the road is very winding and you are surrounded by the steep and breathtaking Teno mountains which are more than 30 million years old – older than Mount Teide in the center of our island.
Whenever I am in Masca, a MUST for me is paying a visit to the oldest restaurant in the village, “Restaurante El Guanche – Old School (https://www.restaurantelguanche-alteschulemasca.com).
“Old School” because until 1972 it used to be the old school building in Masca.
Apart from the excellent, vegetarian homemade dishes and fresh juices, (Yummy “Tortilla El Guanche” or “Banana Creme with palm liquor” ) I admire the endurance and positivity of the owners, family König who rebuilt the Old Schoolhouse on their own costs after their restaurant among other houses in Masca had been burned down by the fire in summer 2007. Sitting on their quaint and cosy garden terrace, enjoying the silence you can reconnect to your inner peace.
Inner peace is something a lot of people coming to this island are seeking. Sometimes it takes our own strength to fall back in love with ourselves and the world and life again. In my coaching programs I help people who are ready and willing, heal and grow in order to bring out their best selves. I love helping them live again from the inside out. The only constant in life is change …
Text and images by Juliane Nendel – Result Coach
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