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For my 29th birthday, I decided that I will spend it in Boracay since I have always wanted to go there but I’d continually find reasons to postpone it. But I was determined this time. In early December last year, I booked the flights. Admittedly, this is my first domestic travel since 2001 when my family left from Cotabato City to Manila. I figured this was the perfect time to explore my country again and what best way to do it but by visiting the world-famous island of Boracay.
I was traveling all on my own yet again. I spent 4 days and 3 nights on the island (January 3-6). The experience didn’t really start on a good note as I arrived on a very gloomy Boracay. And during my first day, the rain poured the whole day, whole night. So I was pretty much stuck in the hotel. What a great way to begin my vacation, right? I just kept praying that the weather cooperates the next day. And sure enough, though slow, the weather got better. And I was more than glad to make the most out of it.
I was able to do some snorkeling, visited a couple of caves, got to do island hopping and reef walking. For the rest of the time, I just lazed around by the beach without a care in the world (as how vacations are supposed to be).
Despite the terrible start and poor weather, Boracay offers breathtaking sceneries. The waters are great, the sands are as fine as they can get and the people provide the right energy that makes the island so alive.
As in most vacations, my birthday vacation was short-lived. But it’s always bittersweet that way. The things you can’t get enough of are usually the ones you don’t get much of. In the end, we savor those rare events of our lives the most. If some thing happens all the time, it becomes mundane. So, I guess it’s best this way.
Oh Boracay, I miss you already.