Boracay in December

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Plane bound for Boracay has landed

I arrived in Manila airport in the afternoon from Tokyo. After getting through customs I got a ride to Angeles City where I stayed at the Wild Orchid Resot for a few days. The hotel has a nice pool area and travel agent on the premises. One of the places that everyone in the Philippines talks about when it comes to beaches is Boracay. It is the premier destination for beach lovers in the Philippines. I booked a round trip flight from Clark (Angeles City) to Caticlan for about $150.

The travel agent had a couple of brochures on places to stay.

Seairs Turbo prop
Boracay is an expensive island to stay on and finding inexpensive accomodations isn't easy - especially if you want to stay by the beach. This place, Villa Sunset , was set about 100 meters off the beach, down a small alley way. The room price was quite reasonable at $65 per night.

While waiting for the plane at the Clark Airport, I saw an american who was using a Segway to get around. He was paralized from the waist down and used a combination of crutches and the Segway to move about. He was traveling with a filipina companion and they both were on their way to Boracay. After introducing myself and talking to him, I found out that he lives in the Philippines and owns some land on the island just north of Boracay. His visit is not only for pleasure, but also business as he is checking out his land. There is word that an international airport is going to be built on the island where his land is situated and the value should increase dramatically (another scam???).

We boarded the plane along with a couple other american guys, drinking beers as the traversed the tarmac. Only in the Philippines can you board a flight with an open container and the pilot says to you to have a great flight and enjoy your beer. These guys were headed to the second stop after Boracay, which would be Busuanga Island and the bay of Coron. There are 11 or so sunken japanese freighters sunk by the U.S. Navy during WWII. Great wreck diving on the northern tip of Palawan.

 

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Plane bound for Boracay has landed
Plane bound for Boracay has landed
Seairs Turbo prop
Seairs Turbo prop
View of Cataclan before landing
View of Cataclan before landing
Cabin of Seair flight
Cabin of Seair flight
Sunset over the Visayas
Sunset over the Visayas
Manila from the air
Manila from the air
Lunch at a restaurant in Looc, Rom…
Lunch at a restaurant in Looc, Ro…
Pancit
Pancit
Church on Looc
Church on Looc
Villa on Looc
Villa on Looc
Loaded jeepney
Loaded jeepney
Generals villa
General's villa
Main building downtown Looc
Main building downtown Looc
Outrigger boats in the harbor at L…
Outrigger boats in the harbor at …
Steve Levin and his girfriend
Steve Levin and his girfriend
Need a cig?
Need a cig?
Checking email
Checking email
White sand beach - Boracay
White sand beach - Boracay
Beach bar
Beach bar
Boracay beach
Boracay beach
A series of pictures from my trip…
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