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"Hen do" help, how can I stay Paleo in Ibiza?

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Created April 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Hey! I am going to Ibiza for a "hen do" in June. Ibiza is an island off the coast of Spain if you didn't know. We (the Hens) are going self catering so I was wondering, as everything else is gonna be so bloody expensive, how I can shop/eat paleo whilst out there relatively cheaply. I have a few ideas but it would be silly for me not to pick the brains of all you lovely people here :) All suggestions welcome.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Red wine is my drink of choice for sure!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Ha! Thanks Joan :D

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on April 17, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Sounds like Dr. K knows what Ibiza is all about! I 2nd the opinion. Enjoy. And for me, the best easily accessible beach is Platja de Ses Salines.

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on April 17, 2011
at 02:25 PM

Skip the sangria, they add cupfuls of white sugar. The red wine is tastier anyway.

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

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on April 17, 2011
at 02:11 PM

I was referring to restaurants. If you go to the market and cook on your own, there shouldn't be any problem. No sleep maybe. And the ecstasy isn't very paleo. That's up to you though. Enjoy, and I have to say Pacha is the best club on the island! Ah... take the ferry to Formentera if you get a chance!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 09:01 AM

Oooh sound delicious :D

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 17, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Cochinillo asado = roast suckling pig.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I was thinking maybe I could take a few things in my rucksack but not sure on the rules, will have to check it out! Hoping to find some "Paleo Gems" in the supermarkets too :D

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:56 PM

Which is? ..........

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:56 PM

Oh really? Why one of the worst places? Thanks for the advice :)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Good idea to avoid nasty oils!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Haha! Thanks Dr K :D sound advice, will do all the above :D

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Only problem you will have is little sleep.......higher cortisol. So really limit carb intake not too drive cortisol even higher

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on April 16, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Easy....fish meat wine repeat........dance at night get topless in the sun during the day. Enjoy!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:51 PM

In food markets no haggling goes on. But it's a good point, I'd look up food markets- they definitely exist there.

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:34 PM

BYOB i.e. Bring Your Own Beef (Jerky).

Depending on how much luggage space you have available, and what sort of restrictions Ibizan customs impose on bringing animal products into the country, I would suggest taking some Paleo staples which will survive the flight. Even if you don't touch them, you'll still have the reassurance that you have back-up "safe food". Take some sort of re-fillable drinking flask and iodine tablets/water purification tablets with you as this will save you from constantly having to buy pricey, BPA-contaminated bottled water (which can really add up quickly).

However, I get that the social aspect of eating together is really important too. Think of cheap meals that can be enjoyed by both Paleo and non-Paleo types e.g. chicken curry with rice on the side.

Avoid buying/eating food in shops or restaurants where there are only tourists - not only will everything be overpriced but to enjoy authentic local cuisine you have to follow the natives. (Speaking some Spanish is obviously a big help here).

Edit: !Buena suerte!

Edit 2: I just remembered that apparently there is something of a market stall haggling culture in certain parts of Spain. I'm not sure how true this is of Ibiza, but if it is (and you have the self-assurance to try it out) it might help lessen the load.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 12:00 AM

I was thinking maybe I could take a few things in my rucksack but not sure on the rules, will have to check it out! Hoping to find some "Paleo Gems" in the supermarkets too :D

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 16, 2011
at 05:51 PM

In food markets no haggling goes on. But it's a good point, I'd look up food markets- they definitely exist there.

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Ibiza is possibly one of the worst places in the world to be Paleo.

That said, there are many supermarkets, so no problem there.

Also, Comidas San Juan is a delicious hole-in-the-wall in old town Ibiza. And 100 percent paleo, if you don't eat the bread. About 7 euros for a full lunch. It's at calle Montgr??, 8.

Disfruta!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:56 PM

Oh really? Why one of the worst places? Thanks for the advice :)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 17, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Ha! Thanks Joan :D

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

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on April 17, 2011
at 02:11 PM

I was referring to restaurants. If you go to the market and cook on your own, there shouldn't be any problem. No sleep maybe. And the ecstasy isn't very paleo. That's up to you though. Enjoy, and I have to say Pacha is the best club on the island! Ah... take the ferry to Formentera if you get a chance!

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on April 16, 2011
at 07:18 PM

I would order fish often and ask for it steamed instead of fried.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Good idea to avoid nasty oils!

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on April 16, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Cochinillo Asado to soak up the sangria

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on April 16, 2011
at 11:56 PM

Which is? ..........

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 17, 2011
at 02:25 PM

Skip the sangria, they add cupfuls of white sugar. The red wine is tastier anyway.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 17, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Red wine is my drink of choice for sure!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on April 17, 2011
at 12:42 AM

Cochinillo asado = roast suckling pig.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 17, 2011
at 09:01 AM

Oooh sound delicious :D

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