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More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman

More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman

Author(s): Joe Cawley

Location(s): Tenerife

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 2000s



Childhood sweethearts, Joe and Joy are broke and bored. They’re also tired of smelling of fish.

When offered the chance to escape from the dreary market stalls of England to run a bar on a sub-tropical island, they recklessly jump at the opportunity – despite their spectacular lack of experience.

In Tenerife, dreams of a better life overseas are soon crushed by mini-mafias, East European prostitutes and biblical-grade cockroach infestations.

Joe and Joy’s foreign fantasy turns into a nightmare as they find themselves trapped with a failing bar in a foreign land, pandering to a bar full of oddball expats while trying to stop their relationship crashing into the rocks.

Can they save their business, their dreams, and their relationship before it’s too late…

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A charming and witty book, capturing the essence of the Canary Islands. A must for anyone visiting

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