Tuesday, October 5, 2010

little black swimsuit

Spain 2010 145

So, I'm going to try to be a better blogger starting... now! I'm getting so super excited about autumn after seeing your all's photos. Fall is my absolutely favorite season and October is one of my favorite months because a) beautiful leaves b) my birthday c) Halloween. Those are good reasons, right? It's funny how the grass is greener on the other side. I'm here showing you photos of a tropical paradise while dreaming about autumnal breezes and apple cider! But hey, don't get me wrong- I am having a wonderful time over here.

The photos in this post are from this past weekend. I flew to Menorca which is one of the Balearic Islands off the Southeast coast of Spain. We managed to find a really cheap flight and an adorable hostel which was really more of a hotel than a hostel. I've actually yet to have a real hostel experience so far, but that is definitely not a complaint. I've heard that in real hostels you have to sleep with your purse across your chest clutching it because who knows what could go down in a room of bunk beds full of strange! Ayy!

Menorca is a small island with a beach town kind of feel. My friend Anna and I hopped around to the different "calas" which means coves and "playas" beaches. To me, the coves were probably the most stunning part. As you can see, the water is hugged on the sides with towering, jagged boulders and then at once, opens to the infinite expanse of the sea. It is truly spectacular!

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This is the view looking back towards the inlet of the cove.

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And this is the view looking out from the cove to the Mediterranean Sea!

So anywho, this is the newest addition to my always growing bathing suit collection. To me, it's the bathing suit version of a LBD, everyone should have one! I love that the bottom is cut like the bathing suits from the 50's, it's a pretty virtually flattering shape.

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Please ignore my awkward facial expression? This is the only picture I have where you can see the cut of the bottom.

Ok I want to go on forever about other things, but I have to go and do some homework! Oui.

And thanks everybody for all the lovin'! It's nice to hear from you all over here. Little reminders of home. And I hope that you all know that you can travel anywhere too! If I can do it, you can too. There are so many ways to travel cheaply and smartly. Maybe I'll do a post about that? Thoughts?

xo,
A.

7 comments:

Christy said...

The water looks divine. I'm so jealous :)
I think a post on cheap/smart travelling would be awesome.

hiven said...

beautiful
xx

Alice said...

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Amber Blue Bird said...

cute swimsuit and what a beautiful backdrop

amanda lynn? said...

ahhh s jealous! that place loooks so beautiful! love that bathing suit too =]

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Ahh, these photos are gorgeous! The water looks amazing! Love your bathing suit :)

ShoesForDessert said...

Omg Loveee that suit!! Such a gorgeous place. I have never seen blue water :(