. We didn't bring umbrellas so we got a little bit wet in the rain. We still have to wait around 45 minutes before the first pump boat so we walked around to find a place to eat. There's none open except for this small food stall. My brothers ordered hot congee to fight against the cold and wet morning weather.
Now were thinking, why do we have to go through all these hassles and discomfort when we could be in Boracay just for an hour by boarding a plane
. Who's idea is this anyway? Well, at least I could say I've been there through the long journey but surely next time I'll go for the shortcut. Even if we have to travel for an entire day to get there, it adds to all the fun and adventure. Plus, I won't be able to write this long just to share with you how we got from Manila to Boracay. My entry would just probably have - "We boarded a plane for a one-hour flight to Boracay" (how boring...hehe)
We rode the first pump boat bound to Boracay at the break of dawn. We're surprised to arrive at this small terminal for I was actually expecting the White Beach as described on the Lonely Planet guide. The boat operator told me that they no longer have the boat terminals on the beach but they transferred it there at the back of the island. We now had to ride a tricycle to go to the beach. We arrived at Villa Camilla
but it's still closed so we sat down these bamboo seats along the beach. Again I had an encounter with a taho
vendor so I can't resist not to buy one. We had taho
breakfast at the beach :)
My brothers and I had an early morning stroll at the beach. Our accommodation is just a few metres away from the beachfront. I was a bit disappointed though that the sand is not as white as I expected just like what you see on postcards
. The locals said it's because of the storm that just passed by. I guess it would be better if we had visited summertime around May. When we finally checked-in our room, we all fell flat on our beds for a nice sound sleep. We were all so tired that I woke up around 5 in the afternoon and my brothers are still sleeping tight. I walked outside to take photos of the beautiful sunset and indeed I was not disappointed. Just check out the photos for I can't describe in words how beautiful it is. I went back to our room to wake up my brothers so we could have dinner outside.
We strolled outside to check out the different food places and observed the night life in the island which is so alive and bustling. There are a lot of tourists - it's peak season because of the holidays.
Finally, it's late at night and our ship has arrived. This is a very interesting shipping vessel for they have all these cars and buses at the lower level. Locally it is known as RORO (Roll-on, Roll-off) to cater for those people who want to bring their land vehicles from one island to another. Again, the seats are not that comfortable to sleep in but we were too tired and did end up sleeping. It's still dark and raining when we arrived at the