Spain Travel Junkie Diary of

Dana Abdelhadi

Sunday, July 7, 2013
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A true beauty, a true traveler and a true business woman who runs expose-communications, an exciting workplace where a group of girls are allowed to talk about fashion, food, and furniture all day long. It’s their job to do so – so no judgment – they get paid for it 🙂 They work together on publicizing up and coming concepts and even more established luxurious ones. No day is the same. This job will always keep them on their toes. This is only one of many of her journeys.

Here is her diary

Destination Ibiza, Spain

It’s very hard to pick. I love to travel and I love discovering new cities all the time and hate when I have to repeat any because there is just too many to see in 1 lifetime. I guess a favourite would have to be based on the best memories and moments I had there.

It was my most recent vacation and every moment of it was just a terrific one. I went with 6 of my favourite girls in the world who just love to laugh, dance and be silly. When you work so intensely in Dubai, you need a break like this. I think its so healthy to take a short 4-5 day holiday to let loose, relax, have a great time and come back to your work, colleagues and family all energized and enthusiastic.

Stayed at Cas Gasi

A small 7 room boutique hotel approximately 20 minutes from anything. With a very Ibizian rustic yet relaxed décor filled with greenery, ponds, hammocks and great service.

It is an incredible hotel. Everything was organic, and freshly picked that day. We would all meet for breakfast; eggs, cheese, and fresh juices. Just delicious. We had 3 rooms (a suite and 2 rooms) between the 7 of us and we would sit on the terrace of our room for hours giggling between our outings to re-gain energy for the night. Some of us would nap on the hammock, while others would just lounge on the deck chairs and hang around the picnic table. The owner of the hotel would recommend places and things to do every morning and she just made us feel like we were her house guests and family.

Month  June. Which is great as it is still not commercial and busy then.

In your suitcase Havianas. We would walk all day in our flipflops. Definitely leave your heels at home. Ibiza does not allow for that kind of attire. We would spend all day and night in our beach clothes. Best to carry a cardigan or denim jacket for when it gets a little windy and on the boat, we had blankets and towels covering us the whole time. Oh and a turban, that was the star piece of our holiday which would get passed around for turns to all the ladies.

Dined at Best restaurant must have been Juan Y Andrea in Formentera. Oh, tomatoes in Ibiza are delicious!

Shopped Between the beach and dinner we would walk around Ibiza Town and pick up souvenirs such as a beach throw on that I used as a shawl when it got chilly. We bought some beach clothes and some espadrilles for our husbands that we had left home alone to enjoy our girls trip 🙂 I wouldn’t say Ibiza is a place to waste time shopping in (just check out Biscuit) but generally there is too much site seeing and recreational fun to do instead.

Diary We would go to the beach every day. Each beach destination was totally different. El Chrinonguito was a more chilled beach destination that was mainly busy for lunch. We had an amazing meal there and overdosed on Pimientos so we don’t have to dream about them for another seven years (since the last time I went to Ibiza). We actually had the same menu everyday. Pimientos, Burratta and grilled fish. The most breathtaking beach destination was Amante Beach. The scenery was out of this world. We also took a boat one day and sailed off to Formentera. Definitely a must – do when visiting Ibiza. Of course, you can’t go to Ibiza and not have a mad night life. Our first night, we went to Pacha and rocked to David Guetta, followed by Lio the next night. Lio is a place like no other. We started off the night with a whispering band who come to your table and whisper tunes to you. Our favourite day of all was the one we spent at Blue Marlin Ibiza for 8 hours.

Tips Ibiza suits all types of people as there is a chilled underrated side to the island that many people overlook. It isn’t really all partying, it allows you to just relax against an amazing backdrop.

What did you learn from your trip I love girl trips and make sure you go with a group of fun girls who just want to have a good time. Company makes all the difference and I was in the best company of all.

Mode of travel We went via Air Berlin through Abu Dhabi. We couldn’t resist but pop down to the city of Berlin during our 7 hour lay over. What a beautiful and artistic city. There are no direct flights to Ibiza so best to transit through a country you would like to visit and make a mini trip out of it too.

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