Ok, so this detailed Boracay post is a bit late. It’s becoming the trend on my posts lately, I noticed. Anyway, this trip/vacation or whatever you wanna call it is the most anticipated one for the year. I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to Boracay, the world’s best as many would say. Me and my officemates almost had two months ahead of time to prepare for this. I even tried to lose some weight, but just like every attempted diet I was on before, I failed haha! But just the same, at least I tried. Anyway, let’s not dwell on that and discuss more on the trip we had.
Nearly a week before our trip, I’ve been counting the days til November 18. And when that day finally came, I barely had a sleep. I only had around 3 hours, because a friend dropped by the eve of our flight. I had sort of a despedida, bought ice cream and six orders of siomai hehe! Good thing mom helped me in packing. Me and my friends met at McDonald’s Panay around 330am then arrived at the beautiful Terminal 3 of the airport around 430am. Since our flight is not until 630am, we still have two hours to kill. The solution? Picture taking! haha! Well, I won’t post it here, just check my Friendster and Multiply (for the complete photos, that is). The flight went well, same with the land and boat travel too. So when we finally got to the beach, the elation we felt was inexplainable. Ang ganda! was all we got to exclaim. At last, we’re here! I finally set foot to the island of Boracay!
We then searched for our resort/hotel La Fiesta on the first station. Good thing it’s off peak, we got two rooms for a very cheap price. When we settled in our stuff, we ran to the shore right away and took pictures of course! Here’s my first ever Boracay solo picture:
and with the rest of my friends:
After the just-the-start-of-the-seemingly-endless-photo-op, we then looked for a place where we can have our breakfast. We’re dead starving! We just settled for a nearby one, coz it’s still early and we’re still tired to look around for a good one. After a hearty breakfast, we rested a bit, roamed around and checked out the place. All of us are first timers so just imagine the eagerness. We then stayed in a place where two of our friends ordered some beer. The rest of us rested anew and took pictures anew, killed time yet again because there’s still no electricity in the place we’re staying so we had to make sure it’s back before we return.
Back in our room, we arranged our stuff and again rested a bit and prepared to go reef walking. Our chief coordinator, Aden, already had our activities arranged and even talked to the ones in charge. So off we went to go reef walking. We’re all so excited! We were told how to equalize the breathing when we’re already down the water, like 16 feet under, I think. I was actually the first to go (and also the last to go up!). Going down with that thing on our head was a bit difficult at first, but I’m glad I got used to it the longer I stayed in the water. My six other friends, well some, took a while to go down. Down there, it was beautiful! Lots of amazing and wonderful different kinds of fish. I even saw Dory! One manong finally gave us the food (I think it’s some kind of a bread) to give the fishes. We’re all so happy, but at that same moment we can only do sign language coz we won’t be able to hear each other. It was such a great experience doing that! We specially enjoyed the picture taking, but I still don’t have the copies. I will post it as soon as I got hold of the scanned copies.
on our way to do the reef walking
But after the reef walking, most of our girl friends got dizzy. Probably because of staying down the water, the boat ride and the waves. So we just rested back in our room coz we’ll go swimming at the later time of the afternoon. But before that, I made sure I’ll be able to take a picture of the sunset. Good mindset, coz I won’t be able to use my camera the next day. We’ll get there, anyway. Here’s a shot I took of the sunset:
Lovely, isn’t it? It would really make you go Aaaaww, and then sigh. Anyway, few moments passed by, it’s almost time for dinner so we all took a shower and prepared for it. We all decided to try Mang Inasal because they have unlimited rice, since most of us were starving again hehe! After that. back to our place to rest and prepare for the gimik night. We’re lovin’ this life, I tell yah! On our way to look a nice gimik spot, we took pictures beside the sandcastle. Of course this whole Boracay trip won’t be complete without it. Too bad there’s only one sandcastle left for taking pictures, unlike before where there’s quite several.
Afterwards, we continued to search for a gimik place. We all checked out the places from stations 1 to 2 and a half. I texted a friend who’ve been there and told me to try Hey Jude, but it’s quite noisy for us to bear. We then decided to go back and try a chill out place called Bom Bom where acoustics are being played while you drink near the shore. Just the right spot for us. Not too noisy and not too crowded. And the music is good! Drinking and having fun by the seashore is really something, it will give you this nice laid back feeling. I had few bottles of beer and a pineapple sling, then the sleepy bug suddenly bit me. At around 1230am, my eyes got heavier I just can’t help but go straight to our room. Three other friends stayed.
So needless to say, our first Bora day was fun, exciting and packed! Exhausting too, but all worth it. I still managed to watch tv before going to sleep, but only for a few minutes. I think I already fell asleep as soon as I lay my down the bed.
(To be continued..)