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A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO THE WORLD

#MessageToTheWorld #IBIZASUMMER2020 Ibiza #MoveYourSpring #SeeYouInMigjornIbiza   In these testing times, Ibiza and its inhabitants have not been standing idly by . . . Today I thought I’d summarize for you all a few messages of hope the island wishes to send out to the rest of the world. 1-First of all, less than a week ago, Migjorn Ibiza launched, for travellers and island lovers, its latest online advert: Migjorn Ibiza Calling All Travellers,  We’d love you to share it with friends and fellow networkers, and here’s a summary of its message Can you feel it . . .?The urge to wander... Read More

THE SHOW MUST GO ON, SUMMER IBIZA 2020

THE SHOW MUST GO ON! IBIZA 2020 I’d like to start this post by recalling a famous phrase of J.R.R. Tolkien’s: “[You] can only come to morning through the shadows.” [1]Highly appropriate for the circumstances we’re all going through at present. In recent days I’ve been wondering just how the human urge to travel arose, and whether we can do without it for any length of time. Surfing the net I came across the following article, which I’d strongly recommended, about the ‘Motivation and Needs’ of tourism, written by Marinus Gisolf (2011) and posted at the following link. This article... Read More

11 iconic products to which Ibizans lay claim

THE AMAZING PRODUCTS FROM IBIZA Posidonia, Sobrasada…. What really stands out in Ibiza’s cuisine is the wealth of locally sourced ingredients in fish stews and other traditional island recipes. At Unic Restaurant, we are firmly committed to these local products, which are the base of our authentic and top-quality culinary offer. As of April 8, the restaurant will again be open to the public, showcasing 11 leading products that are typical of island cuisine: 1-   Ibizan black pig (porc negre eivissenca) 2-   Roast kid 3-   Ibizan goat cheese 4-   Carobs 5-   Posidonia sea grass 6-   John Dory (also known as... Read More

Happy San Valentine,s Day! Love…Love…Love…

LOVE IS IN THE AIR The feast of St Valentine on February 14 is of Christian origin, and was originally celebrated to commemorate the good deeds of St Valentine of Rome. Extolling universal concepts of love and affection, it was set up by the Catholic Church as a foil to the Roman Empire’s pagan festivities on that day, and became one of the first festivals to reflect the rapid expansion of Christianity in the Church’s Afro-Eurasiatic territories. During the pagan era a fertility festival called Lupercalia was celebrated in Ancient Rome during which women were whipped with the hides of... Read More

Wines and wineries on Ibiza

While Ibiza’s modest size might lead many to imagine it doesn’t produce its own wine, the truth is that local wines of character and body can be encountered which add a final touch to the Ibiza experience, bringing visitors closer to its roots and traditions. The winemaking tradition on Ibiza, like everywhere else in the Mediterranean, dates back to the remote past, bearing witness to the historical imprint left by earlier cultures such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans. For much of its history vines were grown for consumption within the household, a tradition transmitted from parents to their... Read More

CHRISTMAS BROTH FORM IBIZA

CHRISTMAS BROTH FROM IBIZA A GASTRONOMIC TRADITION  THE SECRET,S IN THE SAFFRON Just like every other Yuletide, Salsa de Nadal (sweet Christmas broth) is now the undisputed focus of cooks on Ibiza and Formentera who have kept up the custom of making this delicious almond-based dessert. Its beginnings are remote and shrouded in mystery – few would hazard a specific period in time – but the dish is widely regarded as rural and Islamic in origin. In former years it constituted a perfect pick-me-up for Ibicencos labouring in the countryside from sun-up to sundown, while nowadays it represents the heart... Read More

MAGICAL PLACES ON IBIZA

PLACES OF IBIZA  WITH A VERY SPECIAL ALLURE Ibiza is the beautiful island par excellence, boasting some of the most alluring corners in the Mediterranean. The following places stand out for their rare, unspoiled beauty which will take you unawares, leaving you completely lost for words. If you have a special thing for the White Isle and are keen on nature or photography, you can’t afford to ignore this piece which brings together some of Ibiza’s most irresistible beauty spots. Corners which have managed to remain unsullied and intact (at least, most of them) to be discovered by curious travellers... Read More

PEOPLE FROM IBIZA

DO YOU WANT TO BE “EIVISSENC/EIVISSENCA”? EIVISSENCS ARE DIFERENT Travelling allows us to discover new places, cultures and people. So that’s why I thought it would be interesting this month to talk about the inhabitants of Ibiza – the Eivisssencs. Trawling the net for relevant information, I was surprised to discover, amongst other things, a very interesting article in the National Geographic which bears the title ‘Los ibicencos, genéticamente distintos’ (The Eivissencs, genetically different) at https//www.nationalgeographic.es/historia/2019/02los-ibicencos-geneticamente-distintos  In this brief article, which focuses on a study led by researchers from Barcelona’s Instituto de Biología Evolutiva (IBE UPF-CSIC) and published in the... Read More
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