Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Viva Espagnol!

Every year I visit Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain. I love it there, it's like a second home to me now and also I get to see one of my best friends Oli. It's the perfect combination. So this year I decided to bring my friends along and we had a gooooood time. This is a holiday recap of Menorca 2011. I miss it so much already :(

***warning picture overload***

The main thing we did on holiday was nothing. We wanted to be lazy and just relax. We all work full time so it was a blessing to have some down time. Most days we were by the pool basking in the 30 degree sunshine.
The guys purchased a football and they literally played with it the whole time in the pool.

Meanwhile, Tambra and I lounged by the pool chatting and dipping our toes in the water. (FYI: we did go swimming as well just when the boys were playing with the ball us girls often became the target! It was safer to sit it out)

We only went to the beach twice in the 10 days we were there. I am not a huge lover of the beach and we had to lug our stuff up and down around 250 steps on the cliff. It was hard work in the heat. It was nice when we were there though. The beach scenery is so beautiful!

We shared tweo apartments and I had to take pictures and post this. Tambra and I - who had the girly, smells nice all the time apartment were lucky enough enough not to share with the boys. It smelt, they didn't wash up and the apartment was a mess. Boys will be boys I suppose. 

 Speaking of the boys they had a blast. They literally slept, fed, swam, played ball/pool, drank and slept.

Group shot of all of us on our first night there.

Water-slides at the hotel. We played who can race each other down fastest, because we're cool.

Halfway through the holiday my friend Oli was kind enough to take us all to the water park. It was fun to get out of Calan' Porter resort for the day and really use up some energy. The slides were so much fun.

Yup that's me and Tambra about to drown on the rubber ring slide!

I have to give a special mention for this girl because boy did she keep me sane with 6 other lads to contend with. Tambra has been dating Andy for a couple of years and it may sound cliché but we really bonded on this holiday. I am really thankful for her friendship now. I got to know her so much better! This night we went down to the port Mahon and had a meal by the water edge - once again so so nice!!!

I love this guy - enough said. I miss Oli so much. And the pool table in the background, kept the lads entertained every evening with their pool competitions!

One night we all went to the village pub quiz. We named ourselves Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. We won as well!!! :)

Cocktail Night - Me and Jay.

I would name all our cocktails but I am can barley pronounce them let alone spell them. They were so nice - toxic - but tasted soooo unbelievably good! Mine is the Elephant - Bali Hai.

Now this night is sketchy because after cocktails this night became 'let's get nearly arrested night' I will do another post on this entirely. It needs it.

But from what I remember it was a brilliant night out, with the pole included.

 Just around the corner from us was a tennis court. The lads are pretty active so they played Tennis a fair bit. Tambra and I gave Wimbledon a run for it's money this year though.

On our second to last day we hired a pedalo for a couple of hours. I didn't get many pictures because I was soaking wet but it was cool to pedal away from the beach, go down the pedalo slide and swim in this beautiful water!!!!

This is my favourite picture of the whole holiday. Tambra and I before we went out on the pedalo. I really love it!

These two pictures tell a story. Just before we went away Tambra said she was really looking forward to seeing a sunset. She has only been abroad once before this holiday so I really wanted her to see a decent one. If you look on a map Menorca is the 'most southerly' of the Spanish islands. There are no countries or other islands below. In fact if you kept swimming off the south coast of Menorca the next thing you would hit is the Antarctica. It would be a VERY long swim though and due to the freezing temperatures I would not recommend it.
Well what do you know we were holidaying on the south coast and there is a place dubbed "the end of the world' in Menorca. Simply because as the sun sets and hits the sea the place goes into total darkness. You are literally at cliff edges and it can be very dangerous there on windy days. In this photo the sun is setting behind us and when you look out to sea you know there is nothing beyond the horizon apart from the Antarctic thousands of miles away. It kinda steals your breath away and I know Tam really appreciated it.

It was the perfect way to end the holiday. There were times when we bickered a little as living with 7 people could be a little chaotic but 90% of the time we had so much fun. It was so nice to get back yesterday and look through these pictures. I could literally make a quote book of all the funny things said or the you had to be there moments. One being the following (FYI we are talking about our food consumptions):

Me (very hungover): I tend to eat more in the winter and less in the summer. I have always been like that.
Andy (very hungover): Hamsters do that as well Becca. They hoard and eat more in the winter you know.
Me (totally confused): What? Andy are you comparing me to a house pet rodent?
Andy: It's true. Hamsters are cool, your just less furry.

*both laugh uncontrollably*

What I would do to be back there right now. It was so much fun. I will share some of the videos, drunken and shameful nearly getting arrested story another time. Adios!


ktjane said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!

Holly said...

Looks like an amazing holiday! LOL at the conversation about hamsters!

I'm looking forward to hearing about your Nearly Getting Arrested incident! It sounds entertaining. :D

Steph{anie} said...

I can't wait to hear the story about almost getting're fantastic :)

I wish I could travel like you do!

Mere said...

Oh my stars you had soooo much fun!! I don't say "it looks like" because I KNOW you had a blast!!!! I love it :))))

Love, Mere

Alex(andra) said...

Haha!! It looks like you had a fantastic time!! I'm with the others, I can't wait to hear the nearly-arrested story. :)

Kristen said...

Such a wonderful montage of pictures, sounds spectacular!

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