Formentera

Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography

This was our first time in Formentera, the smallest of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. We took a short ferry trip for about an hour from Formentera's bigger and more crowded neighbouring sister Ibiza. Formentera is known for it's white sandy beaches and clear waters so blue it seems tropical an almost Un-euopean. There are many Italians living on the island, so if you're tired of the Spanish patatas bravas or calamaris you can indulge in Italian pizza's and pasta's made by true Italian cooks.

The small town Sant Francesc is filled with cozy little restaurants and lovely little shops filled with locally made products by local artists. Formentera is the perfect get away for a few days to escape the clubbing folks and crazy traffic jams from Ibiza and great to discover your favourite beach and do, well, mostly nothing other than sleeping, eating and dipping in the fresh sea water. Expect evenings to be peaceful too with great food enjoyed in the garden or on the beach, watching sunsets in good company, some guitar playing on the background while a small fire is keeping you warm when you're watching the stars at night. Perfect no?

Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography
Formentera - Adinda De Boer Photography

Ibiza

Ibiza harbour - Adinda De Boer Photographer

So much has changed since my last post here. We got married, we moved from Hong Kong to Spain, we are living in an actual house with a garden, aah! (after living in apartments for almost our entire lives) and last but not least: we are having a baby! I'm actually 3 days past my due date as we speak. The waiting for baby is a funny thing I tell you. I suddenly feel like I have to do all these things before baby arrives and my brain turns into baby mush. For example: finally make wedding albums for my family and friends (it's been a year since we got married) and editing photos for the blog which I shot over the last couple of months. Like these photos of our trip to Ibiza. 

We went to Ibiza in late September. We stayed in the Northern part of Ibiza which is less clubby and more relaxed, the landscape is gorgeous and it has tons of delicious restaurants. We stayed in a rustic hotel 1 km from the centre of Sant Miguel de Balansat called Agroturisme Can Planells . The hotel is cozy, warm, in "Spanish farmer house style" and it's surrounded by it's own organic fruit and vegetable gardens. We enjoyed breakfasts with home made breads, home made jams, fruit salads, eggs and avocados from the garden all while sitting under the Spanish sun on the garden terrace. 

After our stay here we traveled on to Formentera, another island behind Ibiza. If baby doesn't arrive today, I'll probably post those photos soon as well :) xx

Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography
Ibiza - Adinda De Boer Photography

Taipei

Two weekends ago Frank surprised me with a sweet city trip for Valentine. I only found out where we were heading to just before we checked in. Turns out we were going to Taipei! As soon as we landed we felt at home right away, like nothing had changed, like nothing happened in the mean time. You see, we left Taiwan after living in Taipei for 2,5 years and missed it ever since. Now, 1,5 years later we were back and we visited all our favourite restaurants, bars and walked through our favourite neighbourhoods asking each other 'Why did we ever leave again?'. We even walked passed our old house, staring at it, hoping the guards would recognise us so we could talk about what has been. But "our" guards were new guards so we moved on. 

Taipei has changed since we left, many cute new restaurant's and bistro's have opened. The Japanese vibe is getting stronger in some area's (which I enjoyed), mixed with a Taiwanese twist. But the people are still friendly, the food is still to die for and the pace of life is still so relaxed compared to Hong Kong. 

In a couple of years, when we go back for a visit, i'm really curious to see how much it would've changed again. And I hope our old house will still be there so we can walk past it and remember the life we had there.

Mandarin Oriental Taipei

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Zhongshan neighborhood