Tag : Boracay

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

There were times as I wandered in other parts of Asia, I could also find the Philippines fitting in the picture. And vice versa – the countries, where I have been, were also remembered in some of our own spots. The following captures from my lens are either in contrast or complementary. I am presenting […]

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

Long drive would not end in burning flames but in paradise as long as music accompanies us in our travels. When you put your jams and headset on or when you play your favorite playlist of travel songs in stereo out loud, it’s like you are shooting your written-by-fate independent road film. Here’s a playlist […]

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation anxiety from our travels is like the love from our past (the ex-boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend, or the ex-crush, or the ex-almost) that we can hardly forget. Here’s the list of how close the parallelism between the two is: 1. They are beautiful… The places we had been, and the ex, whom we used […]

12 Things Foreigners Say About Philippines

12 Things Foreigners Say About Philippines

It was one fine day in Coron, Palawan. Before I dipped into the waters of Kayangan Lake, I approached a mother who’s painting the landscape according to her image. She is Marilyn from France who is traveling with her model daughter. After she finished her masterpiece, I asked her permission for it to be photographed. […]

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

I know it’s been some time. And there’s something on your mind. I see, you haven’t been the same since that cold November day. There’s a voice encouraging you to move on but you don’t know where to begin, and heck, you don’t even know where broken hearts go. The relationships that sadly ended (and […]

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Call me hopeless hopeful hope fool romantic (or just call me maybe). Whenever I travel, I see love everywhere! Not from the couples who couldn’t afford to get a room while they release their romantic tensions. Not from another traveler whom I just met. But I find love in places. Metaphors of love are checking […]

Memory Monday: White Beach of Boracay Island

Memory Monday: White Beach of Boracay Island

Mondays won’t be a struggle if you’re waking up to enjoy the sea, the sand and the sun. Standing from the top of the Willy’s Rock in Boracay Island station 1, this is only a glimpse of the 4-km White Beach of the island. The tide was low and was leaving a wide and lovable natural white beach. This was taken Monday after Ati-atihan Festival in Kalibo last January. One of the good times in the year to savor a clearer Boracay waters.

How To Get There
You can reach Boracay Island from two nearest airports in Caticlan and in Kalibo. From Kalibo Airport, you have to take a 1.5 to 2 hours trip in a passenger van to get to Caticlan jetty port. It will only be a 15 minute ride from Caticlan airport to its jetty port.

Station 1 is located at the farther north of the White Beach and relatively the most quiet among the three stations. You may take a tricycle from the main road in the island for ten pesos but why would you miss your chance to step on a world-known fine white sand of Boracay?

How Did I Get There
This is a side trip after the Ati-atihan Festival which is the 54th weekend project.

Summer: Laboracay 2014

There’s no other place in the Philippines where I should be partying on a summer of 69th weekend but Boracay. In a long weekend of May 1. The (infamous) Laboracay, a portmanteau of Labor Day and Boracay Island, attracts more crowd to the 24/7 island and more hate than ever from the outsiders. Curiosity killed the cat and I got the bittersweet taste of a super peak season in the premiere beach destination.

But Laboracay is not just all about eat-sleep-rave-repeat party animals. I still did find and spend chill times with good ol’ friends from different cliques. Little known, I started a moving on phase here. Because saltwater solution solves.

Music by Calvin Harris, “Summer”
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