Day 3 (Manila - Boracay)
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October 11th, 2007 – by: miss_rain
It's a terrible two-hour trip. The minivan was very hot and packed. And we had to ride through winding roads. The thing is: even when I travel on land using a comfortable car, I tend to get sick along the way. So I knew it's only by miracle that I could arrive in Caticlan in a quite well condition.
When we arrived on the island, we got a nice surprise. The owner of Trafalgar Hostel was already there waiting for us. We didn't arrange for him to come and pick us up when we booked the rooms so it's really just lovely. Felt that we're being well taken care of. He chartered a motorized tricycle and it's absolutely amazing that this little vehicle could actually took all six of us in with our luggage plus the hostel owner and the driver himself. The hostel was located in station 3, so a bit farther from the city centre (station 1) but we didn't mind because it's shady and cool.
But my friens had different ideas. They were all hungry so we walked out of the hostel into the heat (what torture!!) to get lunch. And that's when we saw the white beach for the first time. It's gorgeous, especially under such bright sky. It looks just like a postcard. So after lunch, we chartered a boat. We tried snorkeling in the clear water and fed the fish with bread and visited the crocodile island. There's no crocodile there, only it's shaped rather like one. We went back to the white beach right when the sun was about to set. The colours displayed on the sky was like a magical show. I have never seen such colours in the sky before. It's just so beautiful that I lost words to describe it. So I just sat on the sands and looked up till the sky grew dark. Went to station 1 to have seafood dinner at night and back to hostel with a bottle of cherry vodka that we finished together that night. Happily.
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