ARGUINEGUÍN (Dagbladet): – I just came down. Better to be here than in Norway.
This is the clear message from Derje Ingerdingen to Norwegians who are considering a trip to the Gran Canaria.
“Los Vikings” is in the middle of countless bars, cafes and clothing stores. The Norwegian restaurant was as crowded as usual when Dagbladet stopped on Tuesday morning. Or, it could be as complete as the rules say.
In the hope of getting relief
In Arguineguín, many of the same rules apply as in the other Canary Islands. On Saturday, the island went into a high-risk state. This means that it is not open to fill to the brim with restaurants and bars, as is often the case on the popular holiday island.
Inngjerdingen believes that despite severe coronary restrictions, good times are waiting.
– The season does not last long. Now that it’s easy, I hope we can get back on track. We have high hopes for the coming summer, says Inngjerdingen.
In 1999, he moved to Gran Canaria due to health problems. Fence has arthritis, and hot weather means that he is not dependent on taking medication.
– Here I live without medicine. It’s a very simple choice, he says, about the decision he made 20 years ago when he switched locally with the Arkunikuin on the southern coast of Gran Canaria.
On Monday, hospitals in Gran Canaria passed 1000 inpatients with Covit-19. Of the 1027 inpatients, 119 are in the intensive care unit. In the past two weeks, more than 2,500 infections have been reported on 100,000 people on the island.
The restaurant owner records that the infection rate is high, but says there are some who are seriously ill. He had a corona, but no symptoms.
But one thing he enjoys is the Norwegians’ attitude towards coronary control on the island.
– You notice a big difference in Ola Nortman. Some of the permanent residents offer vacancies. Some tourists are a little careful and follow the rules. Many of the retirees do as they please, he said.
– What do you think about it?
– This is disrespectful, but I think it’s bad for those who live here and are not vaccinated. Coping is challenging.
Despite the fact that time sometimes tests the limits of what is allowed and what is not, the restaurant owner makes it clear that most people follow the rules.
– Here’s a nice bunch. Everyone is happy to have got a meeting point like this.
We are harassed by people who want a part of the happy man from running back and forth during the interview. Because, the viewer can probably notice the man with the beard.
The fence appeared on almost all seasons of the popular TV show “Charter Fever”.
– It was so much fun and exclusively positive. For the company and for me. People love to watch chartered tourists on TV!
He says people who say they saw him on TV come to him often. The popular restaurant was used in both “Norwegian Rednex in the South” and “Costa del Konsvik”.
But despite his television career, Ingerdingen is fully focused on restaurant operations in the future.
– It’s a lifestyle, not a job, he concludes.
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