I know Tenerife is very much a tourist destination, and I know lots of English-speaking tourists descend on it every year...so I'm guessing a lot of tourists get by with not much more than a "por favor" and "gracias", right?
But I actually WANT to speak some Spanish. My Spanish is a bit ropey - I understand written Spanish very well (speaking fluent Italian helps with that!) and I can have a basic conversation without getting too lost, although I suspect a few Italian words probably sneak in. So, question 1: both my Spanish teachers have been from Argentina, so is the Canarian (is that a word?) accent going to make me cry? ;) And question 2: will people actually speak Spanish to me, or will they get bored of my dodgy attempts at their language? Will people roll their eyes when I get something wrong, or will they be pleased that I'm trying? I intend to try anyway ;) Just wondered what sort of reaction I'd get. Staying in Los Gigantes, if that makes a difference, and not really planning to spend much / any time around the Playa de las Americas / Los Cristianos area.