IBIZA, I miss you !
There’s this magical, majestic, and inspiring island in Spain that I’m constantly thinking about. Ibiza, Spain - this unique place on Earth where I find true eudaimonia. I first visited the island summer of 2017, and it was pure excitement, and joy as I didn’t know what to expect. I ended up going again last summer 2018 because I couldn’t get enough - it may be a yearly thing for me now.
I’ve heard Ibiza being an island full of drugs, crazy parties, and where the super rich go to vacation (all true), but it’s more than this. Ibiza is on the Mediterranean sea, one of Spain’s beautiful Balearic islands. It houses the best and most famous clubs in the world; notorious for their well known house and techno DJs. Ibiza has some of the most beautiful beach clubs, hotels and villas, and activities to make a trip worth while.
But, Ibiza to me is just so much more than what meets the eye. Ibiza to me is this island of love, joy, and happiness. I’ve never been to a place where I could go alone both times and leave with a hand full of new friends, and UNFORGETTABLE experiences. I’ve done, and have seen the craziest sh*t in Ibiza, it’s fantastic. From partying in villas in San Antonio, to backstage partying with DJs and models, to meeting important influences connected to the island - anything can happen.
I remember meeting my beautiful friend Claudia on the island. HAHA. I had just landed and checked into my place - ready to go out I threw down some shots and headed to “Resistance” at the club “Privilege”. I was walking down a street in San Antonio when this GORGEOUS girl walked past me, and I couldn’t help but to turn around and look, haha. As I turned around, she had turned around too, and I made my way to her smiling ear-to-ear all tipsy and what not. I asked for her number and she said “no”. I was stunned, like no to me? She said “come to Cafe Mambo tomorrow, I’ll be there'“ and she walked away. I was so shook, so as I walked away I turned around one more time, and sure enough she was looking back too <3 I went to Cafe Mambo that next day (which has the most amazing sunset you’ll ever see) met her, and finally got her number. Crazy thing is, as I was leaving the island back to the airport I was walking down the street and guess who popped right in front of me? Claudia. We’ve stayed in contact ever since.
I just get so sentimental when I think of Ibiza. Walking along Bora-Bora beach and hearing the groovy house music blast from one of the beach clubs and knowing my ass I’d make a quick detour to go do some two-stepping and get the party going.
Or chilling on the beach with models from Italy and despite language barriers, sharing each other’s stories.
Or ending an 8hr party at DC-10 and taxi sharing back to your place with a guy that happens to be staying there as well. Or ending the night at Hï Ibiza and staying up almost 48hrs partying in a villa party - insane times. Ibiza is just that place….
I get so happy even writing about it. I want to move to Ibiza, or at least own property there one day - it has that much of an impact on me. I mostly just miss the spontaneity of the island, like ANYTHING can happen there. You literally can’t plan a day in Ibiza because anything can happen, I mean, there’s been times where I was heading to one club I really wanted to go to, but I ended up meeting girls or some bros who invited me along with them and I ended up getting into some crazy after party, or across the island somewhere.
There’s also an amazing hostel there called Amistat Island Hostel Ibiza which I’ve happily stayed at both times. I’ve met the most amazing people there, and it is truly a great vibe there; live dj sets, good vibe, cheap bar which is important in Ibiza.
I’ve honestly never been to a place so fun, and thrilling. It’s that place where I met my beautiful friend, Olenka, the one that told me to go last minute city hopping in Italy. Just go to Ibiza at least one in your life!
I miss you Ibiza - a place of love, joy, music, and happiness.
Love and good vibes to you, maybe I’ll see you on the island next summer?
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