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Travel Man: 48 Hours in Lanzarote, 12 April 2024, Channel 4, “Jessica Fostekew”

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In the final instalment of the series, Travel Man Joe Lycett embarks on a comedic and enlightening journey to Lanzarote, accompanied by fellow comedian Jessica Fostekew. Over 48 hours, they navigate the unique landscapes, indulge in local cuisine, and immerse themselves in the island’s art and natural wonders.

The trip commences in Teguise, the island’s former capital, where Joe and Jess check into the Hotel Boutique Palacio Ico, greeted by stunning views of the volcanoes. With Lanzarote known as the “island of a thousand volcanoes,” they hire a trike to explore the lunar-like terrain, including a stop at a green lake with Hollywood connections—though perhaps not as vibrant as advertised.

Their culinary adventures include sampling volcanic wine in La Geria, a surreal and surprisingly fertile region, followed by a traditional meal of limpets and bienmesabe, a dessert that lives up to its name, translating as “it tastes good to me.”

The influence of artist and architect César Manrique is woven throughout the island. Joe and Jess discover his unique vision at Jameos del Agua, a partially collapsed lava tube transformed into a restaurant, concert hall, and crystalline lagoon that is home to the rare Jameito crab.

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In keeping with the island’s spiritual reputation, Joe and Jess explore the connection between the seven main Canary Islands and the seven chakras by attending a yoga session on a volcanic plain. They then venture to Puerto Calero for a submarine safari, offering a different perspective on the island’s marine life.

The journey concludes at another of Manrique’s creations, the Jardin de Cactus, boasting 500 cactus species and a café with a unique twist—cactus croquettes.

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Lanzarote airs on Channel 4 at 8:30 pm on Friday, 12 April 2024.

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Isabelle aka Izzy Jacobs is the UK previews specialist at memorabletv.com. Isabelle is particularly drawn to crime dramas, but she also has a not so secret love for all things reality TV. In addition to her work at memorabletv.com, Isabelle is also an avid traveler and a devoted foodie.

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