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FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD - ES VEDRÀ, IBIZA

Saturday, August 19, 2017



Waking up on our first full day in Ibiza was a mix of beautiful sunrise views and desperately needing a shower to cool off - Heatwave Lucifer was in full force even at 8am and had no intentions of holding off the heat.

After having a round or three of breakfast, we stocked up on water, suncream, SD cards and outfit changes, and headed out for our first long-distance drive of the trip.

We really wanted to discover as much as possible and explore more tranquil areas that people not so much into partying might want to visit, and a place that came up a lot for us when planning was Es Vedrà.










The third most magnetic point on Earth and speculated as the sunken tip of Atlantis, Es Vedrà is one heck of a natural beauty, and there are so many ways to experience the magnitude.

For example, you can catch a boat further along the island to sail around it, immersed in blue from sky to shore whilst Es Vedrà looms above you. You could also hike down to Atlantis, a beach at the foot of the Ibiza coast that as equally spectacular views and appears to have remains of past civilisations embedded in the sand.

If you have time, I'd definitely recommend looking into a boat ride or hiking down which takes about 40-60 minutes, but time was something we had limited resources of (especially in the heat) so we stuck to a clifftop view.









The sat nav can be a little tricky to pin-point, but if you end up off-roading down a rocky grey track, then there's a 99% chance you're on your way to the little car park located as close to the hiking tracks as possible (pop Cala d'Hort into your sat nav and all should be well).

When you park, there's a few bushes - recommended for a sneaky wee because there's no sign of toilets for miles - and some men 'on watch' and whilst we were super looked after, there are reports of rental cars being broken into and things stolen, depending on where you park, so always take your valuables!!

If you're like us and want a 10 minute walk to the ledge for snaps and sights, you'll go straight through the fenced areas and continue along a rocky path, with equally beautiful tree views on one side and bursts of ocean on the other. You'll then be blocked by a large bush and whichever way you choose to go round, you'll soon see Es Vedrà peeking out.








We were all honestly breath-taken when we saw how huge Es Vedrà was, there's something quite magnificent about a natural wonder, where you can feel a buzz in the air and see pure panoramic tranquility.

As it was reaching 34º, we swiftly snapped away and took turns sitting right on the edge of the cliff - I'll never forget myself, Kelly, Leigh, and Jess freak out when Jaye beelined for the edge and dangled her legs off without a care in the world. I won't lie, I did have to crawl about a foot or two away from the edge to get a photo as the open space gave me so much vertigo, but as we kept wanting extra poses or angles, I did get a bit more comfortable shuffling forward, just don't make me look down...








With pictures taken, bystanders kindly helping us do a Boomerang, and magnetic energy pulled in, we gathered our belongings and headed back to our car for some much needed air-con and hydration - oh mama, that cold air hits you like a dream.

By that time we were getting hungry, so it was off to our next port of call - Ibiza Town....


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This trip was complimentary of Enterprise and Talented Talkers who arranged our trip and provided transport, inviting us out to explore the island and test their European car locations. All thoughts and opinions my own, as is a love of air-con.

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DINNER AT DUSK - SANTA EULALIA, IBIZA

Wednesday, August 16, 2017






After a long day of travel, we realised we hadn't actually eaten any food since about 9am - a true atrocity for someone who revolves their day around food.

Before we flew to Ibiza, I'd sent the girls a list of some top rated vegan restaurants on the island and thankfully there was a cafe just a 15 minute drive from the hotel, so after swiftly showering off the heat and pool we hopped in the car and headed for Passion.






Passion has 5 locations around the island, with a larger main restaurant south east and the Santa Eulalia cafe boasting a lovely sea view and cosy atmosphere. The decor was a mix of blues and duck egg cladding (my dream) and the menu was even more impressive - a mix of veggie and vegan options, from burgers to salad, and pasta to what looked like the most amazing vegan cakes ever. By this point I was absolutely ravenous and ready to eat the menu in paper form if it meant being closer to food.

After a celebratory 'start of holiday' cheers, we tucked into our first dish - homemade houmous with pitta (because you can take the girl out of her houmous but you can't take the houmous out of the girl - wait is that how it goes?) mostly devoured by myself and Kelly because tummy needed filling.

And then came the mains *insert heart-eye emoji*

There was a variety of dishes, from Kelly and Jaye's salad, to my vegan burger, which I will say looked a lot like raw meat and tasted a bit odd, but I was more than happy with the fresh salad and super salty chips - because after intense heat and travel, what could be better than chips?

Classically, we had eyes bigger than our bellies and ate until we were stuffed, so skipped dessert and went for a walk along the coast, but if you do ever stop by, please have the Oreo milkshake on me, it sounds divine.








With sunset approaching (and half an hour left on the parking) we did what any group of girls with cameras would do - snap snap snap away!

In all honesty, the area of Punta d'en Castelló was beautiful and surrounded by panoramic views of the bright blue ocean, perfect to peering out and contemplating life, and even more perfect for taking endless photos of water and skylines.









Something else I wanted to capture was all the girls - or as many of us - together, as it's so easy to ask for solo pictures for content, but forget you're experiencing all of this with 4 other people, and it's nice to have collective memories of you all together.

I've known Jaye for ages and we started hanging out more this year, and we're too oddly alike for my liking - similar birthdays, same prescription, both now partial to a chai latte since I discovered there's no coffee in them - and she's also a cracking driver, getting us safely around the island every day. Kelly and I had crossed paths once before but after sharing a room together, we've become bosom buddies (literally) and I think her energy really helped boost me a lot during the trip. Leigh had me in awe over her amazing style, ability to look good in every outfit and every photo, and I loved that she was interested in spirituality and vegan food, a very calming presence we all needed. And Jess was just in the know, she could have you packed and ready for any adventure fast, and if you needed someone to talk editing apps and tips with it was her.

I want to do a post similar to Kelly's on girl gangs and having a girls' holiday, but in such a short space of time we really did connect and click together perfectly to make the trip so easy and stress-free, and I miss them on the daily (thank lord for WhatsApp!)









With dinner walked off and plenty of photos taken, we headed back to the hotel to drop our stuff and headed to the supermarket for some super cheap Spanish wine (seriously it's cheaper than water) and set up camp in the courtyard to chat the night away. I know it's bad to talk politics on a first date, but we really let it rip on everything, hence why I think we all got so close so quick, which I love!

After 3 or 4 hours of everyone get a bit more tipsy and discussing practically everything under the sun, we hit the hay ready for a long, hot day, and some serious magnetic views...but that's all next time!




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I was invited on this trip by Enterprise and Talented Talkers, however all views on food and gal pals are my own!


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