what some of the locals think...

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stivi

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found these on social media just now.


(previously, we used to be able to sleep)


(previously, we were at ease)


(previously, we could actually live here)




(previously you didn't bother us)




(previously we could move around)



(we were here long before you)



(previously there used to be seaweed)
 

OllieNotts

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But surely they enjoy the €€€€€?
Or am I missing something?
I'm drunk :D:rolleyes:
But without noise, tourism spending lots of € on a small island for only 4-6 months a year there is a small economy in Ibiza? Less jobs more poverty?
As I said I'm drunk and maybe I totally missed the point :lol:
 

ibiza77

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Probably true My first time in ibiza was in August 1977, 40 seasons ago, it was very different island
every 3 Bares there would be 2 with live music,10 cents a drink, cheap nightclub prices.
Spoke to a spanish barman in Formentera last year he worked at the Bay of San An. in 1977,
cheap drinks good tips, could by a new car after the season,now he can buy a used car.
Few days to Spain,any sportlighters going to Cocoon opening at Tipic Formentera the 16´th of June?
 

fatphilb

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Its completely understandable too, but they should take their anger out on the people in charge who allow it to happen ie. the politicians.
 

stivi

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it's definitely a tightrope walk that yeah.

we do need tourists for sure, but apart from the money they bring, in the last few years we've really seen things that aren't 'healthy' for the island. it's actually all portrayed on the pics above - invasion of unnecessary luxury SUVs because of (wannabe) VIPs and generally traffic going crazy, endangered posidonia seaweed because of yachts anchoring where they shouldn't, invasion of snakes brought in by imported olive trees (imported for luxury villas). it's not all about the noise and parties, now it's things that really can have a negative impact on the flora and fauna of the island.
 
A man and his wife owned a very special goose. Every day the goose would lay a golden egg, which made the couple very rich.

"Just think," said the man's wife, "If we could have all the golden eggs that are inside the goose, we could be richer much faster."

"You're right," said her husband, "We wouldn't have to wait for the goose to lay her egg every day."

So, the couple killed the goose and cut her open, only to find that she was just like every other goose. She had no golden eggs inside of her at all, and they had no more golden eggs.
 

Moha

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A man and his wife owned a very special goose. Every day the goose would lay a golden egg, which made the couple very rich.

"Just think," said the man's wife, "If we could have all the golden eggs that are inside the goose, we could be richer much faster."

"You're right," said her husband, "We wouldn't have to wait for the goose to lay her egg every day."

So, the couple killed the goose and cut her open, only to find that she was just like every other goose. She had no golden eggs inside of her at all, and they had no more golden eggs.
Haha! We were told this fable as kids: Don't be greedy!

 

McRackin

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No.

The beach club mafia is an organized group, the illegal taxi drivers are organized groups, the scumbags renting shitty apartments for 2.500e are organized groups, etc... This is just a guy creating some fun designs for t-shirts!
 

fatphilb

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im guessing that those locals are not the ones that charge 2,500€ per month for a shitty 2 bedroom apartments:evil:
Think that's part of the problem mate. Locals can't afford long term rents cause owners make more money short term letting to tourists etc. Then the tourists bring all kind of noise/disturbance problems to local neighbourhoods.
 

fatphilb

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Seem to recall local businesses were in crisis (cant find anything to back this up though so could be mistaken) when i started visiting in 2004 cause numbers were drastically down on previous years. Was always gutted i missed the years from 1999 to 2003 but looking back it was a good time to start going out there. Would love it to be like it was then again.
 

OllieNotts

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Previously, like when? 40 years ago? ;)
Same reason uk should leave eu :cool:
On a serious note we all lived differently 40 years ago, but Ibiza used to have(I'm not sure if still do) the best economy in the world per square inch of land.
Stivi explained it perfectly anyway but it does seem a vicious circle I can see both sides and it's become complicated.
 
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