May 17, 2013


This entry is dedicated to these trees that exists in big number in both Ibiza and Formentera. But it´s in Formentera may be, due to that dry land that the size of these tree have huge dimensions and is easy to see it. Not only the size of the tree will draw to the traveler attention but also with which careful dedication of the land owners care the tree branches in order to not reach the ground, placing them props for the branches not to fall and rise above ground level.
The fig tree is a tree biblical, which already is an example of resurrection, as in winter the tree looks died, and only we can see their bare trunks during its rest, but in summer lives again, from the spring, where suddenly transforms into a green plant with its huge green leaves covering the tree and also offers its delicious fruits, the figs..
winding brunches are visible to those who will approach these trees, although not need more care than those whose owner don´t want them their branches are off the ground (so it will be much easier to be picked up the fruit), for this tree so resistant that also will offer some delicious figs and also a welcome shade in the countryside, while all around exists the burning sun of summer season, here both people and animals usually rest under the tree shadow, where often many sheeps and goats grazing on the island have their rest on midday.
Some centenarians fig trees became very popular on the island. Some of them were underpinned by over 200 braces, in this case would be the famous fig tree, of Formentera, a tree that some decades ago became a legend, and although I have searched I have not found it (yet), or maybe I've seen it and did not know it was that one; the truth is that in any of the roads of Formentera is located with authentic giants specimens of figtrees. In any case it is hard to understand how the most famous icon of Formentera are the lizards (which are beautiful and very abundant) and has put aside this tree that is a true symbol of this island.

May 02, 2013


Despite the fame of its nightclubs and nightlife, Ibiza is increasingly popular among athletes, due some events that began with no much interest, but nowadays are increasingly more popular and international. For example, there are important sporting events on the island like Ibiza Island as the "quadriatlón Isla de Ibiza" and others, where even foreigners athletes are coming into Ibiza to participate in them, and the triathlon called "home of ferro" (iron man) which hosts the championship of Spain.
In Ibiza is also practiced sea sports, such as windsurfing, katesurf, diving .., etc.. But Ibiza is an ideal place for hiking, trekking, nordic walking and even often both road cycling as "mountain bike", but also popular motocross motorcycling as prove these images of this entry.
Due the mountainous morphology of the island, there are many paths between mountains and unpaved, which are the delight of motorcycle enthusiasts. Nothing like feeling a little speed on paths surrounded by nature and autoctonous flora such as pines and junipers around.
The back ones must stand the dust raised wheels of those ahead, producing a while charged atmosphere, while they go either up or down through the hard road full of stones.
Occasionally some members of the group prefers to stop and relax for enjoying those magnificent views that the island offers in some prime locations, leaving aside their companions with the engines noise, to enjoy for a while of the scenery with the silence in contrast to the activity of motorcycling.