Europe: Day 6 (Part 2)

October 17, 2010

As we approached the Blue Marlin, I could see that blue again and my heart fluttered with excitement!

Thankfully, we were driving a scooter, because by the time we arrived at the beach club the entire parking lot was filled with cars and there would have been nowhere for us to park.  Juan was not kidding when he said this was the place to be.

I have been fortunate to step foot in some pretty glamorous places in my life, but this place, well it was easily the most glamorous and exclusive place I have ever been to.  Even though I was dressed to impress (I was wearing a Missoni bikini that I had bought in Italy, a silk tunic that I had bought in India, and gold Havaianas that I had bought in Brasil), I still felt out of place amongst the fashionable and wealthy crowd.

As we were being led to our sunbeds, the DJ began setting up his equipment.  I could not wait to relax into my chair underneath a cloudless sky with a mimosa and listen to the music.  I was shocked that in less than two days I had fallen hard for dance music.  I hated dance music with a passion before this trip and I do not know if it was Ibiza or the fact that when I travel I am more open to new things, but after this big change of heart I am now convinced that people really do and can change.

The backdrop of the Blue Marlin is Cala Jondal, a beach so pretty you never want to leave it.

And that is exactly how we felt fix hours later when it was sadly time to depart.  It truly was one of the best days of my life and I am delighted that I got to experience it with my brother.  On our drive back to the hotel we decided that we would spend our final evening in Dalt Vila, or Ibiza Old Town.

Wandering around Ibiza Old Town is like stepping back in time.  It is a maze of narrow, winding, cobblestone streets flanked by whitewashed houses.  It is definitely Europe at its finest!

Located in the main square are many first class restaurants where you can count on having the most romantic meal of your life under the Mediterranean stars.  Juan recommended La Oliva and since he had yet to disapoint us that is where went.  Our to-die-for meal was the perfect ending to our perfect island escape.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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28 thoughts on “Europe: Day 6 (Part 2)

  1. Mary

    I’m sure you fit in at that swank place just fine! It looks lovely! I love European squares all lit up at night and full of people…

  2. Romantic bed and breakfasts

    The above snaps are so good and provide a complete view of Europe with beauty and attraction.

  3. Kyle

    If you felt out of place, I don’t even want think about how I would feel there! You look like a celebrity, I can’t imagine how well dressed that crowd must have been…

  4. Vanessa Morgan

    I’ve heard many bad things about Ibiza before, but it looks very beautiful on these photos, especially the Old Town. What other countries and cities in Europe are you going to visit?

  5. Christine

    I felt the same way about dance music until I was on the Mediterranean too. I’m loving your Ibiza posts, I definitely want to head there this summer now!


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