The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Hello readers! So Im back from my 3-day hiatus because I went to Boracay for a little summer getaway. Its already been ages since I got back from this beautiful place, probably 8 years ago. Ok so Im about to tell the story of the 3-day trip in one whole post! Now get your popcorn (or potatoes if you prefer) + the best part is… PICTURES!!! ok now, let’s start.
So here are us (we’re 5 actually) waiting for our ferry ride to Boracay.
There were many poeple at the terminal that time + there was a ‘senior band’ playing some classic beats.
Of course there were tickets. Terminal fees and Environmental fees and a government pass. Was a bit pricey though.
Here’s the Pier, Waiting for our ride at this point. It was cloudy. but it didnt rain 🙂
and here’s our ride. The ferry is air conditioned. Note: Dont take Air-conditioned ferries. Its not wort it. You’ll just ride in an Air conditioned room for just 15 minutes.
Along the way you can see the pristine aqua blue waters and this little rock island. I dont know if people go here, but the view is breath-taking.
Depending on how long you’ve waited and how fast the ferry is, you’ll be there in approximately 15 minutes. We’ve actually waited for 30 minutes and a travel time of 10 minutes. Here is mom arriving at the pier. The ladder was a bit woozy.
We booked a hotel which is approximately 2 km away from the capital. At least the resort was not too mainstream (I hate crowded places) and the pool is HUGE with artificially made waves . Oh and another thing, we can go to the capital for free because the resort provides transportation to and from the capital.
So here’s the exterior look of the rooms we lived in for the last 3 days. (I didnt took a picture of the interior because of the mess which is too improper for wordpress). The room had 6 beds which humbly accommodated 5 of us and one small bathroom, there are also a couple outdoor showers.
SO that was the day when we arrived. When nigh came, we decided to swim in the pool + lounge in the Jacuzzi. There were pictures, but its too blurry and dark. It feels kinda free to swim in that gigantic pool.
The next day…..
Had to wake up early since we dont want our precious stay here go to waste through oversleeping (I only had 6 hours of sleep). Here is me completely dressed up sitting at the mini beach reading + taking pictures. Didnt had the chance to take a picture of the sunset and sunrise (what was I thinking?!). Waited for an hour till ll of them were ready to go.
Here’s the view that you’ll see at the right. If you look closely there’s a cave.
Here’s the left side. The shore’s piled up with dead leaves and mildly some garbage, but the water’s clean all throughout. There’s boat and a little shed, wish I could go there, but idk if that’s the resort’s property or not.
here’s another more ‘colorful’ view.
Im still baffled on the fact that the shore was covered with small corals and not white sand.
Here’s the view when you approach the shore. I was leaving for the mall at this point.
There’s this wonderful rest house next to the resort. The owner of this house must be drop dead rich.
By this point, we’re already travelling to the capital + we’re going to “D*mall” to find some souvenirs and stuff.
Finally arrived there. The place is scattered with boutiques. You can find almost anything here that fits your summer needs. Of course, this place is full of pricey stuff, if you dig deeper into the ‘shopping maze’ the price will get cheaper. Im basically looking for a summer shirt, round sunnies and a boat hat.
this is probably a novelty shop. Full of souvenirs and those lanterns and some tie-dyed summer dresses and shirts.
Here are my companions. Mum my sister and our maid. They were probably gonna buy some new bikinis in this shop.
Here is me and my sister. Leaving those pricey shoppes behind. We’re actually looking for the beach.
after a couple of turns and twirls, you’ll eventually get to the beach. So here it is. We decided to walk in the sandy streets since I myself dont want getting burned (maybe not now). The beach is great! The white sand and the aqua waves blend beautifully! and what made the beach more beautiful to look at are strolling shirtless hot guys (drools).
And I was right! You can find some more cheaper (and more fabulous) finds at the end of a pricey road. The hats from the earlier shoppes we entered we’re like 250 pesos (approx. 5 dollars) yet the hats cost 150 pesos here (approx 3 dollars) and you can even haggle! hahaha bought two hats here, a fedora (that light brown one) and a boat hat.
So here’s mum feeling fabulous in a new summer hat she bought. Obviously getting red of the heat (I’m still amazed she haven’t broke out from the heat waves).
and behold, the hotel for all the royal bloods and celebrities. IDK what’s the rates of this hotel, but damn, by the looks of it, its gonna cost me a fortune just a one-night stay.
moving on… of course I need to take a photo of myself! The heat was searing, still, the beach is breath-taking.
So we arrived (and stopped-over) at another pricey hotel. Probably one second to Boracay Regency. Again, I dont know what are the rates.
So here’s a concrete photo of the ‘sandy streets’ I was talking about. The place is active at night.
Some necklaces and accessories which you can buy for a cheap price. Some are sold 3 for 100 pesos (approx 2 dollars). Smaller keepsakes are sold for 7 for 100 pesos or possibly free, if you bought a lot of things from the store.
who’s a fanatic for feathers and native american stuff? they sell these medium dream catchers for 180 pesos (approx. 4 dollars). There are smaller ones, there were some dream catcher necklaces and geauges for 60 pesos (approx. 1.5 dollars).
A closer look.
The store also seels some ‘sarongs’ which I prefer to call a scarf or a shawl great for cover ups when you’re wearing bikinis. They’re pricey. One not low than 300 pesos (approx. 6 dollars)
There were lots of colorful shorts and floral shirts. Paintings and crafts. The owner is probably a Muslim.
Pins, Coin purses, magnets, key chains and shell merch.
My face is red from all the heat.
And a flurry of shoppes appear.
Another novelty shop to buy some souvenirs.
Cute starfishes. Dried and Dyed. I still hope they didnt kill these things.
More shells 🙂
Even more merch.
merch. merch. merch.
Oooooh what I’d pay to bask in the sun, swim in the waves, parasail and dive ooh and some banana boating.
And there’s this interesting shoppe. There’s some bones and stuff. Remember those tooth necklaces? I think they’re only sold there.
There’s a lot of tents and places where you cant eat lunch on the sand + admire the splendor of the island.
Now leaving D*mall. We actually bought something.
At this point, we already went back to the resort and had some rest. We went back again at 6 pm to explore the island at night.
The island is actually pretty at night. Lights and stuff. The “party hot spots” and disco clubs gets more crowded after 12 mn. The island gets more crowded at 7 pm, probably because dinner is a great thing.
Bokehs…. *drools* o_0
So Ill keep posting some pictures of the island at night. Not much to say.
Probably one of the most colorful and prettiest place on the island. This is actually a dinner spot. They have couches and coffee tables inside 🙂
IDK if this resembles a Gay hot spot. But still, its pretty 🙂
At least we encountered a small rendition of the famous sandcastle in Boracay 🙂
There’s a store of all flip flops. Havaianas flip flops.
We were hungry from all the walking. So we were searching for a place to eat some grub, seafood grub. Ended up eating at the local Mang Inasal, because the prices will make mum’s wallet bleed to death. Still craving for lobster though.
And we also encountered these living statues. Actually, its not worth to take a picture with them (you need to tip them!)
So after we ate dinner, we went back to the resort and rested. The day after we made a last swim on the pool (they turned on the waves btw)
The following pictures are our departure from the island.
We also decided to visit the cold springs at Caticlan, Huro Hurom cold springs to be exact. But we ended up not to, because there were to many people (I hate crowded places).
Here are some photos.
The springs were ICE COLD.
After suffering many “crashes” like overheating I took the chance to photograph the road encased with lush. Quite beautiful if you asked me 🙂
I also took the time to do some Bokehs with focused subjects.
Well that is it! Im home now, and need to deal with people, especially back at school. Thanks for everything Boracay! I did enjoy! Maybe next time Ill go rougher and enjoy my stay there!
How about you guys? have you been to Boracay? share me the highlights of your trip and stay 🙂
SO SORRY for the long post. I hope you enjoyed your potato 🙂
See you all in the next post!
Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.