Boracay in December
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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.
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.