Snapshots: Boracay






I think I'm more of a traveler than a vacationer; often my trips are hectic and exciting, with itineraries chock-full of destinations, destinations, destinations and numerous activities. I travel to get away, to get excited and to be overwhelmed, with a sense of urgency that makes me want to be able to do everything and anything I could in the short amount of time I spend in a new place. Rarely do I travel to simply slow down, do nothing, chill, and relax.

I guess that all changed when I went to Boracay this year.

My friends and I (the same friends I went to Hong Kong and Macau with) spent four days at the pristine beaches of Boracay, four days in which nothing - and I mean absolutely nothing - went wrong, and almost everything went beyond our expectations! You might call it the perfect trip, resultant from our firm belief that good things happen to good people. It was a most enjoyable and relaxing trip, and I learned that I really ought to take more of those - we're actually already planning another one for next year, and it couldn't come sooner!


10 comments:

resident_nutty said...

ditto my friend! i was led to believe that i can only get my money's worth if i can cram all the "experiences" i can get out of a place given a short amount of time. boy, this boracay trip certainly threw me off my frenetic traveler pace! this is my most relaxing trip yet and im glad i got to share it with you guys!

good things come to good people talaga!

Monica said...

I need to take a trip out to Boracay. It'll be a total 180 from my 9-7 slave hours. That's an amazing picture by the way. Did you take that yourself?

Daene said...

mabelle: absolutely! we must do it again! I love that we're already planning our next trip, like, a few days after Boracay. Haha excited! :)

Daene said...

Monica: Yes, it's a great place to visit if you just want to unwind and escape from your day job! From cube dweller, to beach bum, that's the dream Boracay fulfills! Have you ever been to the Philippines? :)

Daene said...

Oh and yes, I took that picture with my Lumix LX3, one of the best point-and-shoots out there in my opinion. In Boracay though, it's hard not to take a beautiful shot, whatever kind of camera you're using! The massive expanse of its shoreline and the beautiful blue waters and perfect sunset are just absolutely picture-perfect. :)

If you're planning on going to Bora, look into Sea Wind Resort at Station 1 - that's where we stayed and we had an amazing time! :)

Anonymous said...

sure you came here to Boracay? It's been overcast for over a month now with rainstorms. We've had maybe 2 days of non-dark weather this month and the beaches have lots of trash dumped twice a day during high tide. No idea where this trash is coming from but its been a lot.

Daene said...

Hi! We found it rather strange too (but a very fortunate kind of strange) that the weather was perfect over the long weekend when we went. Our trip took place from September 19 to September 22, and it was only on the 22nd, just as we were about to leave, that it started to rain. A friend of mine went the weekend after (Ondoy weekend) and the weather was not nice at all.

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kathangisip said...

Same here, a normal vacation for me would cause me minor illness sa sobrang pagod. Hindi na talaga sya 'to relax' rather explore na lng.
Great post btw.

Daene said...

kathangisip: yeah i've been the same way for most of my past trips, except for the Boracay one. A restful, relatively uneventful trip does have its perks though, I have to say. So now I don't mind if a beach trip would just have one thing on the itinerary: to bum around and be lazy! :)

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