Denise Wildenhayn


When I set off for a 7-month internship in Tenerife in 2011 after my studies and years of Spanish lessons, I had no idea that in the end it would be more than 7 years and that the island would become my new home.
A lot has happened since then:
I worked in different companies in marketing and administration until I finally dared to start my own business as a copywriter and translator.
I started my own blog, Survived in Tenerife, where I tell about my life as a young expat in Tenerife.
I have followed my passions and traveled, dived, wandered, surfed…

And I was happy!
This may sound banal, but anyone who knows the German weather knows that this is not a matter of course.
On Tenerife not only does the sun shine incredibly often, the island is also a perfect combination of beautiful landscapes, an interesting culture, very likeable people and a large selection of excursion and adventure possibilities.
Exactly this incredible variety I would like to bring closer to others, because the real Tenerife offers much more than “only” perfect beach weather.

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Majanicho, a hidden gem in Fuerteventura

On Fuerteventura there is such a place - the village of Majanicho. You can reach it by a lonely path through a lunar landscape where goats cross your steps.
May 9, 2019/by Lucilla Bellini
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Ione Domínguez
“Artistic creation puts my broken parts back together”

We visited Ione while he was painting his latest mural in el CEGA.
April 17, 2019/by Lucilla Bellini
Art and culture

Avant-garde wood

David Sánchez from Tenerife reinterprets the profession of instrument maker by bringing artistic and emotional elements into the craft of instrument making.
March 25, 2019/by Lucilla Bellini
Art and culture

Tipos en su tinta

We have all heard of Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press. But did you know that Tenerife still prints like the 15th century? This masterpiece of technique and patience is the meticulous work of two passionate typographers: Matthias Beck and Lars Amundsen...
December 28, 2018/by filippoadmin
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Guillermo Vázquez Zamarbide

Argentinian painter and architect living in Tenerife
December 21, 2018/by filippoadmin

Alto de Guamaso

A spectacular view of the grandeur of nature crossing the Teide National Park
December 19, 2018/by filippoadmin
Art and culture

Polynesian tattoos on the Canary Islands? Meet Roberto Gemori

The History of Tenerife, the Hawaii of Europe and a Preserver of Polynesian Art
December 14, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini

Samelo Veg, healthy gastronomic destination

An Italian couple triumphs with its philosophy of healthy living in a small restaurant in Abades. Discover with us a vegan referent in Tenerife
November 27, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini

The enchanted forest

The "Parque Rural de Anaga", an ancient wood that survives intact since 40 million years.
November 5, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini
Lupe Castro wearing Paloma Suarez photo by Claudia Maturana

Paloma Suárez

The darling of the Canarias fashion scene, who spread her wings and made it on the international arena
October 25, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini
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Víctor Jaubert – A Canarian illustrator

a Canarian illustrator with a very own style, based on his memories from the 60s, 70s and 80s – in addition to those from his own childhood. El viajero del Faro interviewed him for Maka.
October 19, 2018/by filippoadmin
Ol-tom artesanal wooden surfboard in Tenerife

The carpenter of waves

We dive with Ol'Tom into the world of surfers and whales, an Italian architect who designs and manufactures handcrafted surfboards in Tenerife.
October 6, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini
Interview Diego Lorenzoni Star guide for Maka magazine

A tour to the stars

Discover the unique night sky over Tenerife with Diego Lorenzoni stellar guide
October 2, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini

Dailos Correa, a Phoenix of Fashion from La Gomera

Young millennial Fashion Influencer
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Fashion editorial Lucilla Bellini Abissi


The latest collection of the brand Abissi lensed by Lucilla Bellini
October 1, 2018/by Lucilla Bellini

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