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Sep 17, 2012 - IBIZA!
Made it back from Ibiza in one piece, and can absolutely say I had the time of my life! My dad read about Ibiza in rolling stone so he knows what its famous for but ill do my best to describe it! Basically all the really famous disco tech djs from europe play there once a week, like tiesto, calvin harris, paul van dyke, swedish house mafia, and many more! I know most of you wont recognize any of those names but for my generation, in the last five years, they have become crazy popular! To go to one of their shows in the US where they tour...Jump to full entry
May 16, 2012 - Formentera to Portinatx on NW coast of Ibiza
Set off mid-morning for the north of Ibiza, planning to sail across to Mallorca on Thursday as the wind is going to be in the right direction and the right strength for about the only day this week. Just after noon we passed the beached ferry again and finally completed the circuit of Formentera that we’d started on Sunday! We passed Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia going between a wicked set of rocks and Isla Santa Eulalia and then rounding the north-east corner of Ibiza at about 15:00. We’d planned to anchor in a little bay with unusual rock...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2012 - Anchorages on west coast of Ibiza
10 May: In the evening we set off round the north-east corner of Ibiza, going through a passage between Isla Conejera and Isla Bosque. The plotter chart showed it as dry land but the pilot guide book said there was a minimum depth of 3.5m water at the shallowest point. It got down to 3m below the hulls but thankfully the pilot was correct and we got safely through and anchored in Cala Tarida off the west coast. 11 May: Jane’s birthday. We spent the day lazing around and swimming in the clear turquoise sea, although the jelly fish that...Jump to full entry
May 9, 2012 - Around San Antonio, Ibiza
We woke to fantastic views in our little bay although we were rather closer to shore than we would have been had we anchored in daylight! We walked up to the lighthouse from which you get a great vista across the westernmost islets of the Balearics, Isla Vedra and across the bay to San Antonio. Isla Conejera’s claim to fame is as the birthplace of Hannibal and for its green lizards! It’s so nice to see trees growing after the barren coastline of Spain – here there are lots of misshapen juniper trees. The only company we had all day at our...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2012 - Calpe to the Balearics
We had a fantastic crossing – the wind was consistent at about 15 or 16 knots from the south so we were on a broad reach which is the best point of sail for Whimbrel. We caught our first sight of the Balearics at about 17:30 and then had both the mainland and the islands in view. Apart from avoiding a few tankers in the shipping lane it was an uneventful sail and we had a beautiful sunset with the coast of Spain backlit by the orange sky. We originally estimated that we’d arrive at about 3am but because the wind was so consistent, we got...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2011 - Ibiza, Islas Baleares-Spain
Tuesday 4th October 2011 Weather:-24degrees/Sunny Ibiza, Spain We docked at 12:30am last night and quite a few of the young ones went of ship to ‘party on’ and they came back in the early hours of this morning. The cabin stewards must know who comes in late because they put ‘do not disturb signs’ on their doors. These signs are not left in the cabins so they must be put up by the personnel. On their reverse side is a sign that reads ‘please make up my room’ to be turned around by the nightly revellers when they emerge from their cabins....Jump to full entry
Sep 21, 2011 - 28 days later...
So I figured it was better late than never to start posting here! Since arriving on August 25th (exactly 4 weeks ago, eeek!) I have been SUPER busy! Getting my room ready, getting a residence permit (wish I had just been required to get a Visa prior to getting here,) getting used to courses, and learning about my city took a lot of time. I swear, the first week I was here prior to classes starting I did more walking than I have done the other 3 weeks combined! Traipsing around the city to get all of my errands done forced me to learn my way...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2010 - Ibiza
So I’m off for my second trip to Ibiza. My first trip was totally insane and some of the things that happened belong in Industry Boy’s blog. This place is trouble for those with low will power. And honestly, sometimes I fall into that category… here is my term paper service....... There is lots to see and do on these trips. Besides the insane location and the rock star club nights, there is just something unique about this place. It is a melting pot of debauchery that is designed to entertain those who love electronic music. If you haven’t...Jump to full entry
May 18, 2009 - Adios Ibiza!
Ibiza! Une île, dans la méditerrané. Le soleil, la mer, le sable et voilà! Berceau des hippies dans les années soixante, Ibiza accueille les meilleurs DJ du monde dans les discothèques mondialement connues. L’une d’entre elles peut accueillir jusqu’à 12 000 personnes. Pendant la période estivale plus particulièrement juillet et août, c’est selon ce que l’on m’a dit, un gros party. La playa le jour et les boites la nuit. Il y avait, jusqu’à maintenant les ¨afters¨ après la nuit et là, il y a les ¨before¨ avant la nuit, alors ça prend quoi...Jump to full entry
Apr 7, 2009 - don't make me leeeeaaavvveee :(
I was just reading over my previous journal entry, as I was short on time while writing it and realized I have to go through the last four days in more detail. Bottom line: I hope you all got a good look at me before I left because I'm having all my belongings shipped here and moving to Ibiza. This is the best place on earth. I mentioned briefly how I ended up chatting with the owners of the lounge/restaurant I ate at on Saturday night, well I thought they were just nice people and I was lucky to have walked into the right place. Wrong....Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2009 - dancing the night away
finally some time to relax!! my last day in barcelona was great- the weather finally picked up and i got to see some really cool things. i went into la pedrera, an apartment complex built by gaudi and it was soooo cool. i didn`t realize how intelligent he was, all his buildings are designed so differently because of the physics of architecture, he was so innovative and creative. it's hard to describe and i can´t post pictures until i'm home but when you see them you´ll be totally amazed. after that i went to parc guell, which is the public...Jump to full entry