Ibiza, take me back ...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

When New York's Polar Vortexes start bringing down my spirits, I escape to Ibiza in my mind.

The Ibiza I experienced last summer felt in some ways like an entirely different island from the one I visited in 2010, when I was on a mission to party like it was going out of style. While long clubbing nights were not entirely absent from this trip's itinerary, there were also intimate dinners and conversations in candlelit hideaways. We soaked up the sun in scene-y spots like Cala Bassa but also in deserted coves and stretches of sandy beach in Las Salinas. I even got to work out my gams, not just by running around in heels, but also taking a hike to enjoy some sublime vistas.

We got to enjoy Ibiza's many lively tastes. We developed an obsession with the unctuous jamón Iberico, played a few rounds of hot pepper roulette with pimentos de Padrón, and feasted on those delightful, tiny fried squid called chipirones—all with Ibiza's aquamarine waters and white sandy beaches just steps away.
It was such a wonderful surprise to discover this laid-back, languid side of Ibiza. I can't help but wonder ... what other delights will I find in the magic island the next time I return?   

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  1. Looks gorgeous!

    x leah symonne x


    1. I don't even think the pictures do it justice, Leah! Ahhhh bring me back ...

  2. Wow,it looks so beautiful and peaceful there! I live in Toronto Canada so I know how you feel about the cold. I just recently found your blog through your 30 Before 30 blog. I decided to start doing my own! I have a few years to do it though, haha. I ended up finding a lot of people who tried to do a 30 Before 30 list but you are one of the only people who actually finished yours, so yours is for sure the most motivating one! :)

    1. Aww thanks Samantha! Glad my little blog got you inspired. It's good you're giving yourself time to do it; you'll enjoy it so much more. Wishing you lots of luck!

  3. I lived in Spain for a couple of years, I miss the Jamon! I'm also going to go teach english in China for a couple months! What memories!


  4. Love these photos! : )