DJ Yabis Ibiza

One of the places I was super excited to visit this year was Ibiza island in Spain. Like Barcelona, this place needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe. It has everything: great beaches, amazing food and famous massive parties. On my direct flight to Ibiza with Air Berlin, I was singing this cheesy song in my head.

When I arrived in San Antonio, located at the western side of Ibiza, what I saw shocked me. Dozens of chavs littered the place. If you don’t know what a chav is here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

Chav is a pejorative epithet used in Britain to describe a particular stereotype. The word was popularised in the first decade of the 21st century by the British mass media to refer to an anti-social youth subculture in the United Kingdom. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “chav” as an informal British derogatory, meaning “a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes”.

My take: really trashy British kids. Really really trashy. And apparently this was their enclave. But thank god we were only sleeping here and we were exploring and partying in other parts of the island. The chavs in Ibiza need its own dedicated blogpost so I’ll focus on the experiences I enjoyed in Ibiza instead.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at SOURCE

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