When you say “Tenerife”, everybody immediately thinks of the south side of the volcanic island. I recently spent a few nights in Tenerife, hired a rental car and went up to the lesser know north side. First up, it rains more in Tenerife Norte, do take that into account, maybe bring a rain coat in your car, just in case. Drive to the town of Santa Cruz, park your car and wander around town. And stop by the wine and tapas bar El Gusto por el Vino.
I was actually surprised that I hadn’t written a blog post yet about my absolute favorite restaurant on the island (Ibiza): La Paloma. I’ve received this tip via the great Sergio Herman in a magazine and I thought, if the chef of the best restaurant (at the time) in the world loves this one, I’ve got to go!
And I’ve been going there ever since 😉 Take a seat, and enjoy the ambience:
It’s no secret that I totally love London. For us, it’s just a couple of hours drive away thanks to the Eurotunnel. We love going over there for unscheduled day trips, especially now that the pound is pretty attractive towards the euro.
I’ve been telling a lot of people already how easy it is to just take your car, drive onto one of the Eurotunnel-trains and then drive over to the O2, just outside London. Yes, you have to drive on the other side of the road, but if you think about it, it’s all just really easy. All those tales about people getting off at the wrong lane on a roundabout? That’s pretty difficult to do honestly, so you’d have to try really hard to do that.
Anyways, back to what I want to give you as a travel tip: the Emirates Air Line at the O2 Arena.
May 2016. Incredible, but true, “the season” as the islanders call it, hadn’t even started yet, but Ibiza was starting to fill up nicely already. In other words: book ahead. Book your hotel, your flight, your rental car, but most importantly: book your restaurants in advance. Even for lunch.
I’ve already written a post about the beautiful Amante Beach Club. For me, it’s one of the best places to be on the island. Perched atop a cliff, overlooking a beautiful pebbled cove, Amante boasts of amazing views. It’s also where one goes for lovely cocktails (always try the cocktail of the day) and superb food.
Anyone following me on Twitter or Facebook knows i’ve just been to the White Island, aka Ibiza. I’ve had such a relaxing time, just what I needed. And I indulged in some retail therapy too, so I though I’d share my favorite stores on the island with you.