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So Glad To Be Back, Boracay!

Finally got a free time to blog! This time: Oyeaa! I’m back, Boracay!

July was a “vacation leave-packed month” for me. Being back to Boracay might be one of the reasons why I got only nearly half of my overtime billing for that month, but no worries, it was all worth it. It felt good to be back! Plus, this time I went there with some friends – which translates to that thing called PARTY!

Food, island-hopping, chilling at the beach with a beer and a reggae band, and beach party. These are some things to summarize that ultimate Boracay escapade. I can totally prove now that Boracay might always look the same, but each visit to the island will definitely bring you a whole new experience. Going there solo or with a bunch of friends will always be fun. Take it from me, I experienced it first-hand. Being a party-island as it is, its fine white sand, and a sunset to enjoy, sure thing it will give you a worth-while vacation. Here are some of my snaps during the trip. Enjoy! 🙂

PS: If you’ll notice, I don’t have snaps of us partying. I’m sorry, we’re too busy to take pictures. C’mon, Boracay party is epic. Come visit Boracay for a first-hand experience.

Skies going to Boracay

Skies going to Boracay. AirAsia is the best.

Enjoying the beach, band and a few beers

Enjoying the beach, band and a few beers

Island hopping!

Island hopping!

Snorkeling activity during the island hopping.

Snorkeling activity during the island hopping.

At last, Puka beach! A lovely place to chill. That fine what sand is <3

At last, Puka beach! A lovely place to chill. That fine what sand is ❤

Puka beach group shot

Puka beach group shot

Shmiles on board!

Shmiles on board!

Crystal cove view. Love the color of the sea.

Crystal cove view. Love the color of the sea.

Crystal cove group shot. Shmile!

Crystal cove group shot. Shmile!

Show that island's name: Crystal Cove

Show that island’s name: Crystal Cove

Father and son love

Father and daughter love

Back to the main island topped with rainbow experience

Back to the main island, topped with rainbow experience

Hungry as hell! Time for Jonah's shakes, sandwich and fries.

Hungry as hell! Time for Jonah’s shakes, sandwich and fries.

Vacation won't be complete without a jumpshot.

Vacation won’t be complete without a jump shot.

Sunset! Lovely skies.

Sunset! Lovely skies.

Chilling at the main island. That's me, selfie. Lol

Last shot: Chillin’ at the main island. That’s me, selfie. Lol

Summer Opener in Zambales

A few weeks ago, my friends and I went for some beach-lovin’ experience outside the metro. And before this month ends, let me share you our Zambales summer-opener experience. Here are some of the snaps.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

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The calm water reflects a mirror like image of the “katig”

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Zambales rocks and mountains

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Zambales buddies during the boat ride

Zambales buddies during the boat ride

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Time to eat!

Time to eat! Grilled pork

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Time to eat! Grilled fish

At the "lunch table" lol

At the “lunch table” lol

The mandatory jump shot :)

The mandatory jump shot 🙂

The mandatory group shot lololol

The mandatory group shot lololol

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales – Where you can experience a washing machine-like current. Yea!

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Surfing! San Juan, La Union

It’s better late than never. This trip happened maybe around two weeks ago, and here I am posting it just now. It’s one of the most remarkable experiences in my life because of the activity we (me and my friends) did during this vacation. Ready, paddle, surf! Welcome to San Juan, La Union!

Aside from the fact that we are all “surfing virgins”, this trip is the most spontaneous trip I’ve ever been. Define spontaneous: No plans until the day before the trip; no room reservations; no definite time of departure and arrival; no itinerary at all. Though these were the instances, we definitely enjoyed the trip. Let the snaps tell the entire story.

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Bus stop!

The long and fun bus ride.

The long and fun bus ride.

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Finally got a room to stay! Posh.

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Chill at the shore, day 1.

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Interesting beach lamp

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Beer and sand. Oyeaa!

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Surf 101

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Surfing fun photo ops

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Yes! Was able to get up. Oyeaa!

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Baywatch shot!

My favorite snap for this vacation.

My favorite snap for this vacation.

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Lovely sunset

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After a long day, a sumptuous dinner.

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Beer and bonfire. Feels gooood.

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Fire up!

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Bubbles during the beer and chill session.

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Before leaving the place. Such a great place to stay!

Birthday Month in Boracay Island

I’m back in the blogosphere, and there are two reasons to celebrate my comeback with a blog post. (1) I know for a fact that I’m waaaaay better now, and (2) I want to share my milestone birthday month escapade.

Three days, two nights – I spent that long in Boracay Island, one of the famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. The weather was confusing as a lost homosexual adolescent, but my vacation turned out to be a blast. Say who I traveled with going to the island? No one. My friends don’t believe me whenever I say I really went there alone. Next thing I’ll hear: Weh? (a slang expression in the Philippines stating disbelief, or used the same as Really? Are you kidding me?). Though backpacking alone was a challenge, I can say it’s one of the best vacations I ever had.  For me, I feel like it’s both fun and an accomplishment. Here are some of my snaps.

‘Twas a sunny day, but I find this camera setting cool. 🙂

Boat ride to Boracay Island

I arrived in Boracay Island at 12 noon, and check-in on the hotel is 2 PM. However, One Azul Boracay’s staff was so considerate and let me check in early at 1PM. With that, I walk along the shore first, take a few snaps and find something to eat.

One of my first snaps of the island. Willy’s Rock

Skim boards for rent!

Paraw sailing

Finally, I’m inside my room. And I was so amazed with how my room looks like. Clean, cool, posh and comfy. Not to mention, the property has a very accommodating and polite staff. One Azul Boracay is the best! A highly recommended place to stay.

My room in Boracay.

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Flat screen TV in my room! Sweet! Watching Adventure Time!

After taking a few time to rest in my room, I went out to do some water activities.

Helmet diving

Parasailing. Spell FUN!

More snaps of Boracay Island fun!

Beach volleyball!

Couples enjoying the Boracay sunset

Father and son love

More paraws

Boracay Island sunset

This kid says he drew a big dragon!

Amazing band at Pat’s Creek Boracay.

Friends from Switzerland! Morgan, Emily, and Caroline. With staff from Pat’s Creek.

I recommend you to visit the island. The people here are nice, moreover the nightlife is an amazing thing here. Party in Boracay is one hell of an experience.

Till the next escapade!