Lanzarote Report (and what’s a thingy?) – thanks, John and José

Manrique's Monument to the Campesino Thingy

Manrique’s Monument to the Campesino Thingy


John and Jose sent this great email after their walking holiday on Lanzarote. Their comments about the Lanzarote ‘Thingys’ raised a smile!

5 April 2014

Hi there,
We just like to say how helpful the walking guide for Lanzarote (Walk! Lanzarote) has been to us.
We’re just back from this gorgeous island and `did lots of walks from the guide.

Lobster Traffic Island Thingy

Lobster Traffic Island Thingy

At times that we lost our way or got confused, it was always our own fault, misreading or misinterpreting the directions. In hindside we’d say: “it was actually in the guide!” and “Yes, they did warn us it might be confusing”.

We also enjoyed the humour in the guide. It was like having the writers winking at us, giving us encouragement.


We had some trouble with the name ‘Thingy’ for all the sculptural-roundabout-objects, but could not come up with a better name either, so

Lanzarote Toast Rack Thingy

Lanzarote Toast Rack Thingy

Thingy it will be now for us too 😉

Best of luck with future guides, we will definitely look for one again on our next walking


Kind regards, John and José (Wicklow, Ireland)

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2 responses to “Lanzarote Report (and what’s a thingy?) – thanks, John and José”

  1. discoverywalking says :

    There’s a whole lot more to Lanzarote – though the ‘Thingys’ are not only fascinating, they are great fror navigation too. Many of the island’s roundabouts display their own truly unique work of art.


  2. rosinaus says :

    There are some wonderful sculptures – and not only on the traffic roundabouts; they are in parks and other public places too.


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