So I had to explain to my 11 year old what is a pay phone. Pay phones still dominate the streets in the Canaries. As I explained to her what they were and how to use them, I could see the confusion on her face. “Why don’t they just use their cell phones?” was her next question. Most of the people who live in the Canaries really don’t need them. The pace here is very slow and there isn’t a driving need to be that connected. I’ve been finding that a watch is optional here.