Since I just got back to blogging a few days ago, forgive me for this super delayed travel blog post! But better late then never, right? :)
Let me just warn you that this blog entry is photo heavy! (Read:
photo heavy post). Out of the 300+ Bora photos, I narrowed it down to 64, choosing only “the best” ones, for your convenience. Hahaha. It was a lotta hardwork, I tell you! Editing & creating a collage can be a pain in the arse sometimes (blogger problems right there). Okay, enough with the blabbing. Let’s get on to the pictures!
Flew to Boracay on board Cebu Pacific last March 14. It was another fun-filled trip with my girlfriends (my blockmates then in college). Never really thought this trip would push through since we were all living our separate lives (after passing the Nurses’ Licensure Exam last July) and we only “jokingly planned” about this getaway last 2012. Everything was sort of last-minute too - from booking our plane tickets online to searching for affordable hotels!
10AM - Touchdown Caticlan, Aklan! Their airport somehow reminded me of our airport here in Dumaguete, since there weren’t too many airplanes on the runway. And I love the “probinsya” feel too!
We then took a 15-minute boat-ride to get to Boracay Island!
Hello, BORAAAA! It definitely is one of the best white sand beaches in the world! A perfect place for some fun and relaxation with friends & family. No wonder thousands of tourists, both local & international, flock to this island. It’s just breathtakingly beautiful!
Who doesn’t love group jump shots? With Eve, Camilla, Micca, Colleen, Sam & Aries. =) Cue in Nicki Minaj’s “Starship” song!
Selfie! Finally mustered up the courage to wear a two piece bikini after a gazillion years! Hahaha. You might be cringing and raising your eyebrows right now (that
judgey look). lol Pagbigyan nyo na! I ONLY LIVE ONCE, and I’M ONLY YOUNG ONCE! Hahahahahahaha. And besides, it’s Boracay baby! :p
Okay, so moving on. Hahaha. There are 3 stations, by the way. We stayed at station 2, Boracay, where most of the awesome shops & restos are located. (Okay, bias. Haha)
Photos of random Korean tourists. They’re everywhere, I tell you! Everywheeeeere! lol I just love their unique taste in fashion! It’s amazing how they can practically pull off almost any outfit! *sigh*
There’s nothing like feeling the ultra powdery Boracay white sand between your toes! ♥
Went for a swim & a stroll around the long stretch of beach with my fellow Registered Nurses.
Boracay at night! Had dinner at some seafood resto then enjoyed some reggae-jazzy music at some bar. I especially loved the band’s reggae version of John Mayer’s “Sunday Morning”. Totally eargasmic!
At around midnight, we then headed to “Club Paraw” to parteeeyyyyy, of course! Hahaha. It was jam-packed (no photos to show you, though, ‘cause most of ‘em were blurry)!
And that ends DAY ONE. :)
Let’s now proceed to DAY TWO!
Woke up so early for our first “water activity” - Helmet Diving! Tried to contain my excitement but I just simply couldn’t! LOL. We were given some instructions on safety and hand signals prior to the actual dive, since we were all first-timers!
Oh and check out our “diving shoes”! How cool are they? (Sponsored by “Memorata”. Hahahahahaha!) Nurses on duty even when we’re all on vacay! lol
My turn to go helmet diving! :) My heart was beating so fast ‘cause I was extremely excited and anxious, at the same time! You never really know what’s down there!
According to our diving instructor, our helmets weigh 25 kilos out of the water, but only weigh 5 kilos underwater (Don’t ask me how that even happened. No idea either). Just awesomesauce!
Awkward teeth chattering underwater. It was an awesome experience to be 30-ft below sea level but it was just freezing cold down there!! Look at our fake smiles. :p
Upper right photo - Some random fish ruined that awesome shot! Thanks a lot! -_- Hahaha. FAIL.
Next activity: Island hopping and lunch at Puka beach! The upper left photo’s the ever luxurious, Shangri-La resort.
Snorkeling in our flashy life jackets! I swear we had so much fun (as evidenced by the look on our faces)! :D Too bad we didn’t get to try “Zorb” & para-sailing. Oh well! There’s always a next time. ;)
Another night of fun! This time, we went for a relaxing stroll along the shoreline. Went star gazing & played “Pinoy Henyo” (our all-time favorite game. Hahaha)
Free entrance for the ladies at Epic Club Boracay! What a perfect timing!!
If you’re looking for world-class dining and partying, then Epic Club is the place to be!! Partied ‘til dawn and just danced the night away with my girls! And oh, hello there, cutie!♥ Yep, the DJ got us falling in love again but we definitely found love in a hopeless place! (I think I just did a mash-up) HAHAHAHAHA. :p What an epic night!
*Just some friendly tips: Save up and make a budget plan ahead of time (you will need A LOT of money, trust me); don’t forget to bring your camera & your summer essentials; make sure you try some of the “Boracay activities” and as much as possible, travel with your friends when going to Boracay (you get to enjoy more, plus, you get to wear a two-piece bikini without parental consent, based on my experience! Hahahahahaha!) :p
Definitely going back to Boracay! And of course, I’m looking forward to more out-of-the-town (or country?) trips with my girls! Til next time! ✈ ♡ ☼