Where should you relocate to on Gran Canaria? The south west of the island with its combination of sun and clear blue sky is a popular choice. One which continues to wield a magnetic appeal over our latest interviewee: Tobias Tehrani.
Mr GCL and family have been residing on Gran Canaria since 2004. We’ve met some interesting people on the island since then. One of our latest acquaintances is Tobias Tehrani who agreed to become the latest occupant of our famed hot seat.
1. ¡Hola, Tobias! Where are you based on Gran Canaria and what attracted you to this particular area?
I live in Mogán‘s Los Caideros which I visited first over Christmas in 2014. My mother has been based here for the last seven years. Each summer I’d return to the island and this one I decided to stay. For me, it’s the best place on Gran Canaria thanks to its weather, views, and friendly community.
2. What tips would you give people relocating to the island?
You definitely need to adapt to a new routine. Spain is different. You need to be open to change. Find a job and have a long-term plan. We all need goals wherever we may be in the world. Learn Spanish as this will help you settle on Gran Canaria.
3. If you were to liken Gran Canaria to an ice cream, which one would you compare it to and why?
That’s tricky. I’d have to say bubble-gum flavour. There isn’t anything else like this unique taste.
4. What are some of your favourite island hobbies?
As a footballer, I love to stay active. Arguineguín’s Complejo Deportivo David Jiménez Silva, aka the David Silva sports centre, has a gym, pools, sauna, tennis courts, and positive environment. I also like to go for runs and to swim in the Atlantic ocean.
5. Finally, Tobias, what do you do workwise on Gran Canaria?
My first priority’s football, so I invest a lot of time and work on both the training ground and pitch. I play for Spanish third division side, CD Arguineguín, but ultimately my sights are on making it in La Liga. Of course before I reach my top goal, money has to come in. So I’ve started working for a Norwegian company in Playa del Inglés as well.
Are you a Gran Canaria born and bred? Or have you gone native on the island like us? If so and you’re interested in taking part in this series, drop us a line.