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The weather was not perfect. Clouds crowded the sky, and only the sun's shadows gave a little light to to his island of pure shores. Not even the rain stopped the people from making Boracay what it is known for--- a haven for party people, chillax crowd, rastafaris, the jocks, beach bums, the geeks and all of those in between.
Finding the cheapest flight to Boracay may not be that easy during the summer time, not to mention during long weekend holidays. Despite our definite one month ahead travel plan, we knew that the most direct flights are sold at higher rates, and always go full easily. We did not take our chance taking the Caticlan flights anymore.
Being a loyal employee of Philippine Airlines, I opted to take the longer route, for as long as I fly my very own.
Since our flight to Roxas got us there at 630AM, we predicted that we would just be in-time for check-in at our chosen resort, Asya Boracay. We left Roxas at around 830AM. Since we got to Asya an hour before the scheduled check-in time, we went around D'Mall, the famous food strip to fill our stomachs with a meal on a budget. It was good that the famous Andok's Chicken was there to satisfy both our pockets and our stomachs. 100 pesos was good enough for a satisfying meal.
After lunch, we walked for about 10 mintues to get back to Asya Boracay to check in. By the time we got back to the resort, our stomachs were already half empty. It was a good thing though that Asya was partly in seclusion. It was quiet, and the ambience was serene.
The room was very neat, and the aromatherapy lavender scent around the room was really calming.
It was already raining a bit outside, and we were dead tired because of the loonnggg early morning trip.
It was just perfect to kill time, regain energy and rate the bed's quality....
We woke up just in time for dinner, but the rain was pouring hard. Room service was definitely not an option. We did not come to Boracay for this. We all agreed to go out no matter what.
Despite the heavy rains, and the little flooded street's welcome, we went out and took the tricycle to bring us to Guilly's for a sumptuous dinner.
After dinner, we headed to Cocomanggas, right across Guilly's Island to try their local drinks. The place was known for its gimmick to have any brave soul come up and take the 15 different shots of alcohol. One who completes this task gets a shirt that says 'Still Standing After 15'. Much like the Guiness Book of Records, it will have your name printed in its famous walls.
That was not what I was there for either, so after a good round of drinks, we all headed back to camp and readied ourselves for the next day's adventure.....wishing and hoping that the rain will be gone for the rest of our stay.