This is a preview to the Preface from the book Going Local in Gran Canaria by Matthew Hirtes.
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A big shout out must go to photographer Marcos De Rada Moniz for the cover photographs, author shot and various other images of his home island. Also on the photo front, thanks to the folks at the Firgas, La Aldea de San Nicolás, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Vega de San Mateo tourist
information offices for their generous provision of said snaps. That’s Fernando Toscano Benítez, Jose Luis Sosa, Pedro Aurelio Gasané Martín and Damián J. Ortega Gutiérrez. Last, and obviously by no means least, I’d like to recognize the contribution of Victor Manuel Sánchez Méndez whose weekly chats/English conversational classes have shown me yet another side to Gran Canaria.