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RECIPE: sweet potato & pumpkin soup with curry

Now that Fall is in full force, soups are on the menu a lot more at our home. It is one of my favorite go-to meals on chilly days and there are so many different options. Mike and I love a tomato creme soup with bruschetta for dinner or a hearty chicken soup when the nose is runny. A personal favorite of mine is pumpkin soup. To me, pumpkin is the essence of autumn (PSL, just sayin’) and it instantly makes you feel better on a cold and rainy day! Last week, I had a few leftovers in the fridge, including a bit of pumpkin, 1 sweet potato and 3 carrots. I tossed everything together with a side of paneer naan from take-out Indian the night before and the outcome was pretty amazing! Reason enough to share the recipe for my curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup with you guys, right? Enjoy!

recipe: curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup - Bikinis & Passports

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TRAVELS: Blue Marlin Ibiza

My favorite part of our vacation in Ibiza were the lazy days spent at beach clubs. The atmosphere is very special. It’s a weird mix between total relaxation and party. The two usually don’t really go together, but at the beach clubs on Ibiza they do. You lounge on huge day beds while sipping on sangria, occasionally dipping into the ocean and napping in between. Everyone is super laidback and you quickly get to know the people around you.
Originally we had reservations for Blue Marlin Ibiza on Sunday, which supposedly is the best day to go there. Unfortunately it rained all day, so we rescheduled for Tuesday – which ended up being perfect! Even though it was already a little less crowded since the season was coming to an end, we had such a fun and relaxing afternoon. The water is crystal clear and perfect for a little swim in the sun, the food was delicious, the music good and the sangria yummy. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Blue Marlin Ibiza

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TRAVELS: Formentera & 10Punto7 Beach Club

During our getaway to Ibiza, one of the things that was at the very top of my to-do list was a visit to Formentera, a beautiful little Island, located just a quick 1 hour ferry ride from Evissa town. Originally, we actually wanted to book a hotel there, but our choice of hotel was completely booked due to a yoga retreat, so we decided on a day-trip instead. Unfortunately the weather was kind of mixed all week, and we kept waiting for the perfect day. When we knew it wouldn’t come, we went ahead and took the trip anyway. Since our hotel on Ibiza was fairly up north, we took the ferry from Cala Pada, with a quick stop an San Eulalia, which takes about 1.5 hours (slightly longer than from Evissa). The price is 32€ per person round trip, which we thought was totally ok.

Formentera & 10Punto7 Beach Club - Bikinis & Passports

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TRAVELS: Cotton Beach Club, Ibiza

One of the places that was at the very top of my to-do list for Ibiza was the Cotton Beach Club located above the beautiful Cala Tarida. I had seen the restaurant on various Instagram accounts after the Blogger Bazaar trip to Ibiza, and Anne of Les Attitudes also wrote about it earlier this Summer. With an interior kept all in white and an extensive Sushi menu, it was a personal must-try for me. Even though it was a cloudy and rainy day when we stopped by for lunch, it was beautiful none-the-less! The water of Cala Tarida is stunning and the food was delicious. Not to mention the Sangria de Cava, which Mike and I both decided was the best we had all week. But also the strongest …
If you are ever in Ibiza, I can definitely recommend lunch or cocktails at the beautiful Cotton Beach Club!

Cotton Beach Club - Cala Tarida, Ibiza | Bikinis & Passports

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