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The Beach Monger: Boracay 31 May 2006

Posted by Sasha in Boracay, The Beach Monger, The Traveller.

1Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is considered the most popular beach in the Philippines. It got featured in Discovery Channel’s Lonely Planet. So, seeing a lot of tourists there wasn’t a big surprise. It’s not just the media that brings people there. It’s the reputation that the place has established for itself — the ultimate beach party place. So, word-of-mouth works just as effectively as any advert they’d come up with.

Like I said before, I wasn’t impressed. But I did appreciate the gorgeous powdery, white sand and the clear blue-green water. However, I was longing for the sun when I was there, but since it was raining during some portions of my stay, I didn’t get enough tanning time. It was during the month of December, so, yea… we were there during the Holidays. Anyway, I was able to catch a glorious afternoon and was able to watch the sunset. Woohoo. How romantic. Yech. Ahahahaha.

I did have fun. I wore my Roxy Bikinis, played frisbee, enjoyed Jonah’s shakes and built sandcastles that Demolition Cammy loved destroying. Teehee.

As much as I loved spending time with my family, I’d love to go back to Boracay but I prefer to be with friends so I can party. Hehehe. 😉

Note: I still recommend Palawan. 🙂


Bora’s Finest 17 December 2005

Posted by Sasha in Boracay, Palawan, The Beach Monger, The Traveller.

Truthfully, I wasn’t ‘wow-ed’ by the sight of Bora. Sure it is gorgeous and all but it reminded me of Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. It’s a lot more wonderful and beautiful, of course. Though, I still love Sabang Beach of Palawan, Philippines. I reckon I prefer them untouched and seemingly, wild and free, and is removed from the usual commercialised atmosphere that most popular beaches now have.

sabang beach.jpgGoing to the beach in December is great and all but it also means taking a risk of a not-so-great weather. Yea, it rained a lot but I was able to catch some tanning time and saw some amazing sunsets.

Bora’s a great place to go to when you want to party so it spells that planning a vacation with friends [particularly, girlfriends!] would be the best bet to get the most out of the time spent on the island. Jonah’s shakes are also worth the trip! =)

*Featured photo is Sabang Beach, Palawan, Philippines.