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    • Day 2

      In Stimmung kommen…

      June 29, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Nach einem entspannten Ankommen am Pool zogen sich alle in ihre Zimmerchen zurück, um sich für die Nacht aufzubrezeln… und um ein passendes Ambiente für die Braut zu schaffen wurde auch die Zentrale geschmückt…

      Inspiriert von der Liebe und Aperol Spritz fanden sich einige Kleidschwestern… aber auch in der Manicure wurde die Farben von Ibiza aufgegriffen - Dank Flo und Chanel…

      Das I-Tüpfelchen setzen Glitzersteine mit denen die Bacheloretten nicht nur in der ersten Nacht strahlten…
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    • Day 20

      We’re going to Ibiza

      September 1, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

      Ever since Jason decided that he wanted to go to Ibiza for his birthday, he has had the Vengaboys' song “We’re going to Ibiza” in his head and has had it on high rotation. Finally, we were on our way to Ibiza for a party in the Mediterranean sea. But before we took off from Málaga, I popped by the trendy Barbershop around the corner from our accommodation to get a new hairdo. Refreshed with a very Latino cut – a zero to three fade – we were on our way to Ibiza.

      We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare, despite Jason panicking that we were going to be late. But the spare time was quickly eaten up, as we queued for over 45 minutes to check in, even though we had already checked in online. We had forgotten how painful it was to fly budget Vueling.

      As soon as we hit the ground in Ibiza, the party started. We had tickets to see Martin Garrix at Ushuaïa, a well-known club in Ibiza where almost all partygoers hang. We quickly realised that navigating the island may not be as easy as we first thought. Essentially, taxis are the most efficient way to get around. Ride share doesn’t exist, so you are at the mercy of the traditional taxi service. This proved more difficult to find as the hordes decended on any taxi that came by. Jason approached two French girls outside of our hotel and they happened to be going to Ushuaïa too. So we tagged along.

      As we pulled into Ushuaïa, a guy came up to us and asked if we could change a 20-euro note. Twenty minutes later, after we entered Ushuaïa, we caught sight of him. He was obviously under the influence of something more than a mojito or margarita. He’d taken off his shirt, had his eyes closed, and it looked like he was trying to keep imaginary walls from falling down, as he made small pulsing motions in the air. Now we know why he needed change.

      Prior to arriving at Ushuaïa, the club sent us the dress code. Guys couldn't enter shirtless or wear a vest. All the steroid gym bunnies were told to put on their shirts by security. But strangely enough women could wear next to nothing. Women wearing short shorts and bra tops dotted the landscape of the club. In front of us, one woman, who appeared to have had butt implants, wore a pair of denim shorts that covered a millimetre of her bum and the rest of the material had disappeared up her clacker. To quote the John Waters’ film 'Cry Baby': "hysterectomy pants I call them." The butt implants were obviously done to help distribute some of the weight from her breast augmentation, otherwise she would have toppled over. I'm not slut shaming her; it's just interesting the double standards when it comes to objectifying different genders.

      It became obvious that superficial appearances mattered more on the island. Faces filled with botox and fillers and that was just the Zoomers/Gen-Z in the audience at Ushuaïa. Influencers have marketed Ibiza and presented an idealised version. In reality, it is tired, overpriced and overrated. A bottle of water at Ushuaïa cost 12€ (AU$16) for a 300-millilitre bottle, while beer went for 15€ and basic spirits for 19€. Still, we enjoyed our time there.

      After a night out, we spent the next day exploring the old town. We sweltered, as Jason continued his quest for shade and a cool place to rest. Maybe it's the paws – the man-o-pause.

      The following night, we had tickets to Calvin Harris. As experienced Ushuaïa partygoers, we knew what to expect and teamed up with two girls from the Dominican Republic and Ecuador (but now live in Miami, Florida). This wouldn’t be the last time that we would see the girls.

      As we stood listening to the music, waiting for Calvin Harris to come on, three Scottish girls, Kylie, Amber Cornell and Tricia, weaved their way to our patch of the club. Kylie was a little vertically challenged and needed some assistance to see the stage. Jason let Kylie in front of us and this sparked the beginning of a new friendship. Kylie thought Jason was a hot Jason Donovan. Together they are Kylie and Jason - their rendition of Especially for You will be in stores for Christmas. Kylie then turned to me and said in her thick Scottish accent, “and you’re hot too. You're both handsome". I’m sure the soft lighting helped. Needless to say, we now have a "penpal" and a crew we can call on when we are in Edinburgh.

      The night soon came to a close and we had to make our way home. The Thursday expedition back from Ushuaïa was relatively painless. We had left 5 minutes prior to closing and were able to snatch the first taxi that came our way. The Friday night expedition didn’t go as well. As we left the club, the line at the taxi rank was already snaking around the corner. We filed to the end of the line and waited as it slowly moved.

      After about 30 minutes waiting in line, Jason saw the girls from the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. We bolted as fast as we could and they allowed us to catch a ride with them. Then came the slow ride home. The roads became a carpark as we came to a dead halt, moving only ever so slightly every few minutes. A trip that would normally take 10-15 minutes took 45 minutes. We probably could have walked home, but who knows where we would have ended up.

      Over the next few days we slowed the pace a little as we recovered from the 48-hour intermittent party. For Jason’s birthday, he was treated to some fine dining at La Torreta, a Spanish restaurant serving modern, Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Opening with a couple of cocktails, this was followed up with an artistically presented entrée and a tasty main to die for.

      All was going along as planned until drama struck us on our final morning in Ibiza. Jason had already gotten up when all of sudden the fire alarms sounded. At first, we thought it must have been some drunken shenigans. When the alarms didn't stop, I started to think maybe this wasn't a drill. The emergency exit had opened and I followed it to the bottom until I reached a passage that was blocked with bikes. Then I looked around the corner and I could see and smell smoke. It looked like I couldn't get out so I backtracked to get Jason. Before leaving the hotel room, we could hear people outside yelling there’s a fire. Within a few minutes, the police and fire brigade arrived. After a hour, the fire had been extinguished and we could re-enter the hotel. It was scary to think of what could have happened if it was a bigger fire.

      We can only hope that the drama doesn’t follow us.

      Next stop: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.
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    • Day 1

      Ibiza arrival

      June 8, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

      The 2hr flight from Munich was decent. Even better was the satisfying sight of our checked luggage appearing on the carousel!

      Our eSIM worked for the phone and we found our way to the limousine, 'er I mean city bus 🤣. There were only 6 of us on it, so lotsa room, but no champagne! We only had to ride one stop into Porto.

      The map guided us on our first snaking-walk through town to our hotel. It was great to stretch out our legs after all the flying. We were surprised to find a long section of gravel road. Our Osprey Transporter bags rose to the occasion with their large wheels!

      Check-in was a breeze at the hotel! I was happy we got a top floor unit and ocean view! It's a bit of a budget hotel, but quite comfortable after its recent room renovations/refresh. Our kitchenette will be fantastic. The walls and hallways are a bit ecco-y: earplugs to the rescue for a good night's sleep, 😴 in this party-destination, for us old people🧓!

      We found a nearby store for some groceries. Then a light dinner at a Cafetería Artesans. It's menu is quite simple, and was even a bit smaller as they were out of a few items. A family with their kid was dining next to us on the sidewalk patio. I thought that the kid looked very tired,or might be in need of a bathroom. Then it happened, vomit right behind J! Thankfully he had been drinking pineapple juice, so it had that aroma 🍍😂

      With only 2hrs of sleep the night before we were early to sleep, no party for us on a Thursday night 🌃😴
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    • Day 7

      Poolside performance 💃🤹💫

      June 14, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Another great cycle over for SCUBA. We decided to skip today's run and not tire ourselves out before the third and final day tomorrow. Instead we ventured over to the larger pool at our hotel, Vibra Lux Mar, for a late afternoon swim without the sizzling UV rays. To our surprise there was a duo doing a dance and acrobat performance! Very impressive for a free poolside show!

      Dinner at Booo Burger. Mmm good!
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    • Day 1

      TAG 1 (Di) Ankommen…und chillen

      July 4, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      1. Welcomedrinks am Pool
      2. Ne Runde Kniffel mit Gummimänneln
      3. Dinner im Cenit Restaurant
      4. Ab ins Gässchen (Calle de la Virgin) ins Sunrise
      5. Absacker im Club Chinois (Mel & Flo & Mel)

      Club Chinois, ein sehr stylischer Club - mein Lieblingsort - ohne Frage - der Ladys Room - das Wasser perlt aus goldenen WasserSchwänen (nicht WasserHähnen)… da zahlt man auch mal ein kleines Vermögen für einen Drink (zu viel Alkohol ist eh ungesund)

      Und soviel kann ich verraten: was im Club Chinois begann endet auch im
      Club Chinois ;)
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    • Day 5


      July 8, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      So schnell wie Francisco ankam, so schnell war er auch wieder weg… 🤧

      Die Engelbergs, Robin, Flo, Marcus und ich machten es uns am Cenit Pool gemütlich…
      Wir ließen die Seelen baumeln bei ein zwei Fläschchen Cava und Rosé… so lässt es sich leben…

      Maya kam auch noch einmal kurz zu Besuch und berichtete von ihrem lustigen Leben als Rechtsanwältin und was für kuriose Fälle sie immer wieder auf dem Tisch hat… hab ich schon erwähnt dass ich ein absoluter Maya Fan bin - sie trug ein KnallPinkes Kleid und hatte dazu die schönste Pink geblümte Handtasche dazu… und diese Frau hat Feuer

      Danach ging’s in die Stadt zum shoppen… für mich gabs ein Eis und für die Jungs neue Badeschlüppis…
      Torsten leistete sich dann noch ein bisschen quality time mit sich selbst und dem Mein Schiff.
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    • Day 1

      Ankunft auf Ibiza

      September 10, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Entspannter erster Tag auf Ibiza. Unser Apartment, 3 Schlafzimmer und 2 Bäder passt. Etwas teuer für 2500€/Wo. aber hier ist ja alles teuer 😉
      Waren zuerst am PLAYA Bossa danach abends was Essen am PLAYA Figuertes.Read more

    • Day 20

      Ibiza City

      August 25, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Heute wurde bei strahlendem Sonnenschein die Hauptstadt Ibizas erkundet.

    • Day 25

      Ibiza Stadt

      November 13, 2013 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      Ibiza-Stadt ist die Hauptstadt von Ibiza, einer spanischen Baleareninsel im Mittelmeer. Sie ist für ihr lebhaftes Nachtleben bekannt – viele europäische Nachtclubs haben hier eine weitere Niederlassung, die im Sommer geöffnet ist. Südlich des Zentrums liegen die weißen Sandstrände Ses Figueretes und Platja d'en Bossa. Oberhalb des Hafens befindet sich das Altstadtviertel Dalt Vila mit der gotischen Catedral de Santa María und einer Festungsanlage aus der Renaissance, die eine weite Sicht bietet.Read more

    • Day 2

      Lasst die Spiele beginnen…

      June 29, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Pünktlich zur Mittagszeit reiste die Reisegruppe München an - und direkt am Cenitpool wurde das Willkommen mit vielen herzlichen Umarmungen, Shandies und Diaquiries gefeiert…

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