Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ibiza Pt. 1 (BEACH)

I had THE best time in Ibiza, and ended up taking wayyyy too many amazing photos. So I decided to share them with you all by doing multiple blog posts. One about the beaches, one about our nights out, one about our day excursions, and one about The 1975 concert - you're all going to love that one!
So here we go with part one: beaches.
I must say neither California, Ecuador or Greece compared to the beaches in Ibiza! The water is so clear, and such gorgeous colors. I never wanted to leave! I know most people go for the clubbing, but that wasn't even in the same field than the beaches. Just look at these photos.

(Conny does not tan... at all. No matter how hard she tries!)



(drinking a coke at the beach bar)

I'm gonna try to make it back out there next summer! It was just so amazing!

Third Wheeling in Nürnberg

I took a 2 hour train ride from my grandmothers house to visit my best friend Mona and her boyfriend Basti for 2 days. So basically I was being a major third wheel! (;
It was amazing to see them though, Basti I last saw at our high school graduation, and Mona over thanksgiving break when I flew out to Germany. Not being able to see your best friends for long periods of time really sucks, but it makes the time you spend together so much more special!



(they took me out to their favorite dive bar)

(the most amazing jewelry stand)

(new hoops and palm tree studs)

(curry lunches in the sunshine)

(city beach bar)

(new anklet from the amazing jewelry stand)

(me and Mona, selfie time)

While I was in Nürnberg my wallet was stolen out of my bag. Major down side to my whole summer vacation because all my credit cards,  my debit card, student ID and drivers license are now gone. Spend a few hour calling all my banks to cancel the cards, and didnt have a cent to my name. Luckily my grandma lend me some money to hold me over until my new cards arrived to my friends apartment in Vienna, but I still had 10 days in Ibiza before then. Worst of all, my Hale and Hearty soup card was all stamped up and ready to be turned in for a free soup, but it is now gone forever.... Do you have any idea how long it takes to fill up a 10 stamp soup card??
Just because my wallet went missing doesn't mean my time in Nürnberg was ruined. Just being with Mona was worth it all. I love her so much, and miss her when we're not together. Can't wait to see her again when I take her with me to the grandparents over christmas!!!

Crete, Greece

First stop on my summer vacation: Crete, Greece. My grandma wanted to spend some time with me and actually do something instead of just hanging out in the small town she lives in, in Southern Germany. I had talked to my dad not too long ago about my list of places I still need to visit before I die and I guess he forwarded the information to her. Since Greece was near the top of my list, and not hard to get to from Germany it was an easy choice. She booked us a cheap all inclusive resort for 8 days, flight included. The resort itself is family orientated, aka loads of little kids running around, and even had a water park with 6 different slides (which I avoided) and a private beach.

(view from the dining hall)

(the view from our room's balcony)

(all inclusive = unlimited cocktails)

(me hunting for stones)

(stray cats, the black one looks just like my Friday!)

(freeeeeeeee, but sadly they didn't taste that good)

(not even slightly burnt, just tan from the very first day there! thanks OneTeaspoon lol)

(free beer at the beach)

(picked up these cute leather friendship bracelets for all my friends I plan on meeting up with later this summer)

(and sent out tons of postcards)

I'm not gonna lie though, it was beautiful, but I hate resort vacations. You stay in the resort the whole time and don't see anything of the place you visited. We wanted to take a day trip to Santorini. One of the main places I've always wanted to see in Greece, next to Athens. However to get there from the resort you first have to take an hour long bus ride, then a 2 hour long boat ride, pay an entry free to Santorini and then do the whole thing again to get back a few hours later. It was also a 250 euro price tag per person. I was still down to do it, but my grandma gets super seasick and I could tell she was just super not down to go. Still, the beach was beautiful and my tan looks amazing now! Perfect for my next big location: Ibiza!

Travel Time

(I wanted to post this before I started my summer vacation, but was way too busy getting my final projects out of the way and cleaning up my apartment for my subletters.... so lets pretend you are reading this 2 months ago.)
School's out for summer, and I am almost (I have 2 more credits to earn before its official) a college grad! To celebrate my last real summer of freedom, aka before I have to get a real job, I decided to travel to Europe and visit my friends and family.

My Travel Plans:

NYC - Munich
Munich - Greece
Greece - Southern Germany
Frankfurt - Ibiza
Ibiza - Vienna
Vienna - Bremen
Bremen - Berlin
Berlin - San Francisco
San Francisco - NYC

(taken in the United first class lounge in Newark)

Passport ready, let's do this!