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Pepe’s Elrow

Lil Dave and I woke up at 11 am on July 7, 2012.  Ivan was already up.  I went to get a facial at 12 pm at IBZ Look.  Ivan packed everything up and met me at the salon.

We walked towards our new hotel at 1:30 pm.  We went to Villa Manchega for lunch.  Ivan and I shared salmon and a seafood salad.

We walked to Sol Bahia Apartamentos and checked in.  We checked out the two rooms.  We decided to be nice and give Charisse and Noelle the room with a balcony with a bay view – they would be arriving tonight.  Our room had a living room and a bigger kitchen.  Lil Dave was happy that he got the couch as his own bed.

Ivan and I chilled by the pool.  We wanted to take a nap, but it was still bright when you closed your eyes.

We headed up to the room and took a long nap.

We used the internet.  Charisse and Noelle’s flight was delayed from Barcelona.  The girls arrived at the hotel at 8:30 pm. 

Everybody got ready to go out.

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We walked along the bay passing Café Mambo and Café Del Mar. 

We walked to great tapas restaurant El Rincon de Pepe.  We wanted to sit outside, but there wasn’t a table available. 

We sat outside and ordered peppers and aubergine, squid in batter, sardines, anchovies, baked cod and fish croquettes.  We chatted, ate tapas and drank rose.  The food was delicious again.

Ivan, Charisse, Noelle and I walked along the beach.  Ivan thought we should get a drink before heading to the nightclub Privilege.  Ivan and I thought Ibiza Rocks looked good. 

We sat down and got a drink at Ibiza Rocks.  Ivan and I each got a tasty passion fruit Caprioska.  Noelle started talking to four guys from Wales. 

We wanted to get the free bus to Privilege, but Ivan figured we should just get a taxi since we’d have to wait for the bus.  We flagged down a taxi and headed off to Privilege.

The event was called Elrow in the Vista room.  Privilege is the biggest nightclub in the world, but we were in the annex.

A cool dome was outside where people were chilling out.

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Ivan was told that Elrow wouldn’t be busy, but there was definitely a lot of people in the annex.  Since it was an event for locals, there was about 80% Spanish. The music was alright.  It was really stuffy in the club since there was no ventilation or air-conditioning.  We saw crazy clowns, a lady on an elephant (fake of course) and a gorilla.

Later, up above on a platform we saw lots of blow-up things like inner tubes and hammers.  There are stages where dancers dance.  A few people were up there putting circle stickers on people.  I didn’t know what it meant.  A couple of people were also in the crowd putting stickers on people’s faces or shirts.

The blow-ups started coming down and the people on the stages were handing out different hats like Chinese bamboo hats, umbrellas and glittery top hats.

I grabbed an inner tube and got two top hats.

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We ended up getting different blow-up stuff and dancing with them. 

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We were about to leave and a guy wanted to switch his pirate hat with my pink glittery top hat.  I thought he was going to run off with the top hat, so I made sure we exchanged at the same time.  The pirate hat was so much cooler while the top hat was cheap looking.  It was a fun night!

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Thai Paradis

On July 6, 2012, Ivan, Lil Dave and I went to get breakfast at 12:30 pm.  Lil Dave had a banana pancake.  Ivan and I each got scrambled eggs on toast.  Ivan also had baked beans.

We walked around to the hotel that we’re staying at tomorrow.  It has a pool and a view of the bay. 

The day was cloudy and it looked like rain. 

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We walked along the bay to find a place for lunch.  We couldn’t find anything good.  The sun had come out and it was really hot.  Ivan bought a bottle of sparkling water.

We started walking towards the main street and we ran into the guy we shared a taxi with.  It turns out that he’s 37 years old.  I thought he was 25.  He has a baby face and wears braces.  He recommended a Thai place nearby that the locals go to. 

We headed to the Casa Thai.  Ivan got a tom yum soup and noodles with tofu.  I got pad thai with tofu and vegetables.  The food was good.

We started walking back to the hotel.  It was so hot out.  I just wanted to relax.  I stopped at IBZ Look for a haircut while Ivan and Lil Dave headed back.

Ivan took a nap while I created mailart for my friend Noelle and my cousin Charisse.  They’ll be arriving in Ibiza tomorrow night.

We headed to dinner at a great tapas joint called El Rincon De Pepe. It was a traditional tapas place which is sort of a rarity in Ibiza – especially in the ‘west end’ which is the area we are in.  We had peppers, cod in sauce, fish croquettes and anchovies in vinegar. 

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Lil Dave got banana croquettes and a banana salad.  Ivan and I shared a bottle of rose.  It was a very tasty meal.

We headed back to the hotel to change.  Lil Dave decided to stay in for the night. 

Ivan and I went to a bar on West End street.  We had a fruity drink and people watched.  We walked to another bar and had another drink.  A Scottish girl started talking to us.  Her accent was so strong that I wasn’t understanding most of what she was saying.  I just kept nodding my head.  She was really sweet.  She was partying with her mom since she was 22 years old.  I couldn’t imagine partying with my mom.  My mom doesn’t like loud music and she’s a lot older than me.  Then again…maybe if she had a few drinks inside her and the music was good…….

We walked to Es Paradis for the Water Party.  It took awhile to get in.  I started talking to a guy in line since I was buzzed.  If I was sober, I probably wouldn’t have started a conversation. 

We danced for hours to the great funky house music.  At 4 am, the water started coming out in the circular area with Moby’s song It’s Raining again playing.  The water just keeps on coming out of the floor and the circular area becomes a big pool.  It’s crazy!!  We were soaked with water.  Guys were jumping in the water and crowd surfing.  I wanted to crowd surf.  It was fun dancing in the water. 

We left around 5:30 am and it was cold outside since we were wet.  We walked about 10 minutes to get to our hotel.

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Off to Ibiza

Ivan, Lil Dave and I woke up at 9:40 am on July 5, 2012.  We packed everything up and left the Airbnb apartment in Limehouse. We don’t think the lady who owned the house liked us too much – she seemed rather keen to ‘get the door for us’ as we were heading on the way out. I think its because every time she looked in our room it was in a mess- well not messy in our eyes, but messy compared to the rest of their ‘everything has its place’ flat.

On the way to the airport, we went to the Wahaca located in the Westfield mall in Stratford.  Ivan and I shared lots of great Mexican food like broad ben and feta burrito, guacamole and a big salad.  Lil Dave had a banana burrito. It was all really tasty and made a nice change from standard Mexican fare.

We headed to the bus headed for the airport.  We had to wait awhile until the 3 pm bus.  The bus left at 3 pm.  There’s free wi-fi on the bus, but for some reason it stopped working after a few minutes.

At the airport, we had to try to get our luggage to be 15 kg – we only had one suitcase between two of us.  We transferred lots of stuff to our carry-on, but we still had too much.  We ended up paying for the extra weight…..not a good start to our Ibiza vacation…

We boarded the plane and left at 5:20 pm.  Ivan and I didn’t sit by each other since the flight was sold out.  I ended up sitting in between an English guy and a South African guy.  The plane was filled mostly of British people…just like Ibiza really….

I tried to sleep, but I couldn’t for some reason.  I kept reading Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.  It’s so good, I couldn’t stop reading it!  I was trying to think of ideas for a book.  I would love to write a book, maybe a detective novel.

I’ve never seen so many people drink on a plane.  Girls were singing and saying ‘Woo Woo’ like people do in nightclubs.  It was a party plane.  Most of the plane clapped when the plane landed.  I’m just glad we didn’t land early or the stupid horse finishing music would play – Ryanair always plays it to congratulate themselves for being on time. 

Our plane arrived at 8:50 pm with Spain being an hour ahead. 

Immigration was easy for the Brits – the officers were looking that their passport was EU and just waved them through without stamping it.  I’m surprised the Spanish were even awake to stamp passports – usually we land in Spain and there’s nobody at the Customs booth.  I had to wait in the No EU line which wasn’t long.  The officer didn’t even say anything to me.  He just took my passport stamped it and then scanned it.  I would have done it the other way around.. but no biggie. 

Ivan already got our luggage so we headed outside to find the bus waiting area.  Unfortunately, the next bus to San Antonio wouldn’t be coming for 30 minutes.  Ivan thought we should take a taxi cab instead.  A guy asked if we were headed to San Antonio as well.  We said yes and he asked if we could share a cab.

So, we got a cab to San Antonio.  The guy was from Tenerife, but he lived in Kent, England.  He was speaking to the cab driver in Spanish, and spoke to him like he was a long lost friend who had lots of catching up to do …oh if only we understood Spanish!

We checked in to our room at Hostal Mari.  It was a basic room with free wi-fi. 

We got ready and then headed out for dinner. 

We walked down West End street which is filled with young people and so many bars.  I saw lots of muscles and scantily clad British girls.

We walked along the water and found Stephan.  I’m sure we’ve been here before.  Ivan and I each got the special of seafood paella with sangria. 

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The paella was lovely!

We walked around Ibiza recognizing all the places from last time like Café Mambo and the square where we watched Spain win the World Cup.  It was lovely night with great weather.  So many girls where really short shorts showing their butt cheeks.  Some shouldn’t be wearing them.  I felt overdressed. 

We headed back to the hotel to get some rest.

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