Lazy Birthday in Boracay 2008
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A tradition I started in 2005: spending birthdays in Boracay... My first priority is to book flights waaay ahead of time, almost always during an airline promotion to get cheaper rates and sometimes lucky enough to get super-duper cheap rates! :)
In 2006 I ended up doing my trip to Boracay alone, as my 2 friends suddenly had things they had to take care of at work. They ended up cancelling their tickets and I, on the other hand, decided to continue on with my journey. That was my very first trip alone, with no plans of meeting anyone in the island at all. Thinking back, I can't believe I was actually worried at that time about how I'd be spending my days, if I'd get stuck in the room or something, too ashamed to come out, haha! Proved myself wrong and spent almost the whole time outside, taking in the view and chatting with the locals and tourists (solo traveling must be in my blood!).
After that experience, I had no more worries of whether I would end up with friends or if it would be just me again whenever I book the flights. And besides, I've always felt like Boracay is my hometown, as I've been going there since...forever...since the time of the "pre-concrete-resorts" phase (as I call it). =p
Everything seemed to be extra beautiful in Boracay that 2008. God must've wanted my trip to be extra special that year, as the sky was just magnificent, the sand seemed brighter than usual, the turquoise water beckoning, and everything else seemed picture perfect the minute I arrived! As proof, I have included my 2 most favorite shots of Boracay (so far)...
... enjoy! :)
A sample of my typical itinerary:
0530H Get ready; Pace around the room, can't wait to go out (still dark outside)!
0630H Morning walk along the seashore of Station 1 & take pictures
0800H Coffee or mocha shake at Jonah's Fruit Shakes
1000H Brunch at the resort of my choice for the day ~ depends on my mood or food craving.
Then swimming/sunbathing at the resort of the day
1330H Proceed to Two Seasons for their Happy Hour promo ~ hang out there until 5pm:
swimming/sunbathing/eating/drinking/relaxing/conversing with locals & tourists
1700H Go back to Royal Park to shower and freshen up
1830H Choose a place where to have dinner, stroll along Station 2
2000H Hang out & drinks at Hey Jude's bar
....Would you really call that lazy? ;)
A WORD OF WARNING: Since this was a solo trip, it's all going to be all about me.
Sea Wind Resort
Two Seasons Boracay
Waling-Waling's Gambas al Ajillo
Waling-Waling's Beef Salpicao
Oysters Boursin of Gulliy's Island
Two Seasons' Pizza Margherita
Two Seasons' Frozen Mango Margarita Cocktail