We’re in the middle of August and as much as I love spending a chunk of my summers on the Balearics, this month, and this week in particular, it’s so busy it’s actually annoying.
The Ibiza traffic is so heavy that a simple 20-minute trip to the airport now takes an hour.
Getting off a plane takes longer than flying from Gatwick to Ibiza, because it seems as if there are only 2 or 3 buses available to lug all the passengers from 20 or more planes from tarmac to terminal. And trying to get out of the airport is like leaving Wembley stadium after the Cup Final at full time.
Tables are full in restaurants, car park spaces are few, and there’s the usual complaint about Italian male tourists pinching the bottoms of English girls in front of their boyfriends.
Mallorca isn’t as bad – mainly because it’s a larger island and its infrastructure can better accommodate the masses. But you’ll be hard pressed to find a space on beaches, whichever you go to.
The crap mid July-mid August weather in the UK means last-minute tourism to Spain has increased by 150%. Plus Love Island’s massive popularity and lasting legacy means Mallorca is perhaps overriding Ibiza in the young tourism stakes.
The ‘Love Island’ look is everywhere too. It’s my job to spot trends and the ‘Boobs & Bum’ with ‘Lips & Sunnies’ and ‘buff bods with smart hairdos’ image is to be seen all-over the streets of San Antonio and Magaluf.
I don’t mind this at all. It means we’re all a little more health and body conscious and less ‘lager lout’ and beer-belly tolerant.
So from my summer observations to this weeks blog, we check out autumn /winter ’17 trends, Oriental fashion and a must-have for girls with large bosoms.