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Going Local in Gran Canaria


Matthew Hirtes

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Going Local in Gran Canaria

Whether you've visiting Gran Canaria courtesy of picking up a last-minute bargain break or planning to relocate there, Going Local in Gran Canaria is the book for you. Covering everything from places to see on your holiday to property advice and career opportunities, Going Local is much more than a travel guide. New residents will be delighted by its accessible, humorous style and the inside scoop on what's hot and what's not, coming from British journalist and resident of eight years, Matthew Hirtes.

“Matthew Hirtes probably knows more about Gran Canaria than many who were born there. Going Local is an engaging and authoritative guide for visitors and new residents alike.”
Louise Parkin, editor Living Spain magazine

"Going Local in Gran Canaria takes us through the background, history, culture, traditions and people at a steady canter that leaves you much better informed than when you started the book, and with a desire to visit and experience the pleasures and attractions yourself." Chris Marshall, Telegraph Expat columnist and blogger at

"With a rare depth of insight, Matthew Hirtes weaves his personal experiences through an engaging narrative to show us a different face to Gran Canaria." Andrea and Jack Montgomery, Going Native in Tenerife authors

"An extraordinarily honest, detailed, colourfully-written guide that both informs and entertains. Highly recommended." Victoria Twead, author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

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