Blogs from Boracay, Philippines, Asia - page 2


Asia » Philippines » Boracay February 26th 2013

The flight from Puerto Princessa was pretty uneventful which is great when it comes to flights! We made it back to Manila to catch the connecting flight which was delayed getting to Boracay by a couple hours for some reason. So there we sat on the floor like little kids playing card games to pass the time until our flight finally was called to board. We had to catch a 10 minute banca boat ride from the jetty port to the actual island and on the way we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the sunset as it dropped below the horizon. Boracay is famously known for it's sunsets and we wanted to experience them every night we were there. Coming into Boracay on the main drag was not something that I had pictured ... read more
White beach

Asia » Philippines » Boracay February 21st 2013

When telling fellow travellers who we have met along the way in recent weeks that we were going to the Philippines, most ilicited the same response, 'You have to go to Boracay', and so many times we have looked at pictures and thought 'we really must go there, it looks amazing' etc, yet it was with mixed feelings that we made the long journey to our final destination of this Philippines sojourn. Why mixed feelings when we had heard so many positive things about the place? Well, if our time here has taught us anything, it's that we love to find secluded beaches and our own little paradises, we enjoy undeveloped places and peace and quiet, we like to mingle with locals, eat authentic food, not get ripped off by tuk-tuk drivers and not actually see ... read more
Having a few drinks with friends
This could be Boracay, or anywhere..
Beautiful beach in a rare sunny moment

Asia » Philippines » Boracay January 28th 2013

Finally we have said the magic words ’I do’ to each other on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world surrounded by our dear family and friends. Almost five years ago we met in cold Vilnius and decided to explore the world together, and one thing led to other and here we are! For the wedding it was difficult to decide on our destination so it would be fair for both sides as our families which are living on either side of the planet. The best solutions we could think of to have a wedding in between. Already two years ago we searched on internet for the nicest beaches in the world as we wanted to have small beach wedding. We were choosing between Mauritius and Boracay but soon found that the easiest reachable ... read more
Sunset from Estacio Uno
Boracay Island

Asia » Philippines » Boracay December 7th 2012

KM 675 This is truly the Island Tour. On my first riding day from Costa Aguada Island Resort, I effectively travelled through three of them. It only ended up being a 40 km day by bike, but a lot more when I include the boat rides. I will have to take ferries eight times on this trip to visit the seven islands on my itinerary. They vary from the small canoe like boats (called bangkas) to car ferries (called RORO (roll-on roll-off)) . Iloilo was my first stop and my introduction to the island of Panay. Iloilo is the biggest city on the island with about 500,000 people. Like many of the other places I have visited to date in the Philippines, there is a quite the contrast between the old and new parts of town. ... read more
Ever wonder where Mother Nature lives?
Apartment living for cocks
The ubiquitous statue

Asia » Philippines » Boracay November 4th 2012

Hi Everyone! So I figure the best thing to do after the first day back at school in dark, rainy Seoul, is to blog about how amazing my holiday in Boracay was! :-) So here it is…… I finally finished doing school work at around 8pm on the Friday evening, just in time to go Salsa dancing. I left the Salsa bar ‘early’ as I needed to commence the packing of the suitcase, arriving home at about 11pm knowing I was getting in a taxi at 4.30am! So I packed, ate an omelette and finally went to bed at 2am, with the alarm set for 3.30am. Obviously when that alarm went off it hurt! A LOT! But the excitement of going on holiday spurred me on! So much so that us girls annoyed the boys immensely ... read more
Boracay Island
Cruise ship
Arriving at Boracay :-)


Asia » Philippines » Boracay June 27th 2012

I do realize that we said we mostly wanted to see the less-touristy places but we could not help to wonder what, considered by many ‘the most beautiful' beach in the Philippines would look like, so we decided to check it out. The flight was comparably expensive as they only use the small charter planes to go Caticalan but we booked it either way. When we arrived at the island we decided to walk to the Station 3 area where all the budget accommodation was and somehow (even though people were saying it was impossible in Boracay) we managed to find a nice bungalow for 500P only (Bora Bora Inn). We already got the impression that this place was simply spoiled by tourism as we could not even walk for a minute without being stopped by ... read more
around station 3
would go for a swim but...where?
 wall on the beach;-(

Asia » Philippines » Boracay April 21st 2012

This time we aren’t starting our blog with a flight nightmare but an airport nightmare…seriously, what is wrong with our luck at the moment? We took advantage of some cheap flights but unfortunately those cheap flights were from Clark airport, 3 hours north of Manila. We will warn you now that this is a rather long blog and is a little bit ranty. Getting to Boracay... Clark airport is so bad, we really don’t know where to start! We were very thankful we weren’t flying internationally as the queue for Immigration was huge (there were only 2 officers on duty for 3 departing flights, it took some people an hour and a half to clear Immigration!) and then we had the complete farce of the security check. You know how you give some people a uniform ... read more
More of the algae
Sari-sari store on the way to the beach
...much busier

Asia » Philippines » Boracay April 18th 2012

BORACAY ADVENTURE Round 2 (Practical tips) April 7-11, 2012............. the return of the comeback of YAJERO in the paradise... BORACAY ISLAND! Reminder: it's BORACAY not BORA...... This vacation served as my advance birthday gift for myself.... but during this time, I planned to just spend 4 thousand pesos, ofcourse the plane tickets were already brought. This is a challenge for me because if I will not do this, I might not be able to go back home in Cavite and at the same time so I could share some information for those who want to go to Boracay but have small budget. I was able to book a flight going to CATICLAN through Cebu Pacific again when they had seat sale last feb 25. The problem during that time was, there's no sale for the flight ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Boracay April 5th 2012

For å komme til Boracay fra Cebu har du i grunnen to ruter. Fly til Caticlan og ferje derfra eller fly til Kalibo, kjøre til Caticlan og ta ferje. Vi tok den siste fordi...vel, det var det alternativet vi fikk. Det er egentlig lite stress. Da vi ankom Kalibo, stod det masse busser (vans) utenfor som skulle ha type 250 pesos for kjøreturen og ferja (ca 30 kr). Så vi tok det. Det som ikke ble nevnt var at når man skal ta ferje fra Caticlan må man betale terminal fee 50php og environmental fee 75 php. Dette får du kjøpt i to forskjellige luker (rett ved siden av hverandre). Litt i grann kaos, da ingen forteller deg dette. Etter å ha kjøpt diverse billetter, gått gjennom sikkerhetskontroll var det på tide å gå på båten. ... read more
Båtturen til Boracay
båtene som seiler til Boracay
tuk tuk fra havna til hotellet

Asia » Philippines » Boracay April 3rd 2012

The First time i laid my Footprints in the Island of Boracay was in 1988, I was Love at first sight, I was in love at the color of the Sea which is Turqouise and it's like Boating on the Clouds, not too mention the Powdery White Sand of the Island and Forest around it with some Ita's on Beach with a Monkey on they're Shoulder.( Ita is a Filipino Aborigines), I remember booking an Aeroflot Airlines ,that flies to Caticlan two times a week, Landing in the Grassy ground of the Airport seeing Carabao's eating the grass, was a bit adventurous ,it's only a small Bamboo Cottage whos guarded of one Person waiting for the Plane to land carrying six Passengers. Only a few Banca's can bring you to Boracay Island at that times, sometimes ... read more
On Water
Pancit Canton

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