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July 11, 2008
As in many small villages, and this one was very small twenty years or more ago, when I first knew it, the community is curiously inward-looking and guarded, not friendly. I have lived here now for two, full years, but scarcely know my neighbours, despite having taken part in a couple of events here. One could feel rejected, but on the other hand, given their surly demeanour I donít really want to know them more than I do! As so often, I find the outsiders who live and work here much more open and friendly than the local Canarian population.