Holidays come with lazy days, when nothing concrete's planned for the day. We had some down time and used them to wander around Ibiza Town, have some San Miguel beer and paella, and meet up with our friends for mojitos (watermelon preferably, but turns out the poolside barman in our hotel just invented this concoction probably as hair of the dog for punters), sangria and churros. I sampled some ensaïmada (ensaymada in Filipino), which is a type of brioche pastry. The Balearic original is flaky which makes the Philippine variant of Majorcan origin my preferred version as it's doughy and topped with sugar and grated cheese.
|Ensaïmada from a local bakery, dusted with caster sugar. I normally would have this for merienda or afternoon tea, but it was a breakfast fare in Ibiza.|
|Paella is a standard dish in the Philippines and not considered exotic|
|Watermelon mojito and shellac nail gel go together|
|A special welcome drink was mixed for me by a group of Filipino barmen at the Grand Palladium Hotel where my friend's bridal party stayed|
|This walkway reminds me of a convent school that I attended, and many other hallways of educational institutions and buildings in the Philippines inspired by European architecture|
|Miercoles Cerrado (closed Wednesday) is Miyerkules Sarado in Filipino, although we instinctively write signage in English . It was a Friday though when we were in Ibiza Town, I thought that was a long siesta.|
|A row of cocktail bars along Placa des Parc in Ibiza Town|
|An indulgent sangria: this is how I take my fruits on holiday|
It's been more than a month since this short trip to Ibiza. The clocks have gone back for European DST. Winter's just around the corner. As with some animals that hibernate during this season, I may briefly take mine, not to abandon this blog, but to polish up on ideas I have in mind for a while now. I have reached a cul-de-sac and can't turn back until that light-bulb moment has come to collect me.
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