Party animal goes dud!

Trip Start Feb 21, 2013
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Trip End Jan 02, 2014


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Friday, June 14, 2013

I'll skip detail journeys as it actually ran like clockwork. Once I arrived on the island I actually struggled with accommodation, which is something I've been very lucky with since travelling. It was quite a ride out to station1 where the main crust of tourism is. After lots of marshalling around I had to concede that staying here was going to mean having to pay through the nose a little. Eventually I settled for a 30 second walk to the beach property that would set me back 1000 peso's a night.  I wasn't best pleased financially but it is what it is! To be fair the room was actually good quality, with modern air con, a TV - which isn't something I've seen often and a huge fridge, which for me who's a lover of ice cold drinks in the heat, was a God send. 
 
My clothes stank with rain and body dour combined, so first things first they were goon have to be taken off. I headed out for a walk, looking out for the usual! And found Borcayi to be a strange place indeed. It had a McDonalds, Starbucks and a mini mall, whilst still maintaining it's island appearance. I'd never seen that before. I totally felt like I was on a island but with all the modern stores and shops of a city high street. I could only marvel at the spectacle that was Borocay. Although shattered, I hadn't run in three days and was feeling rather anxious, so I thought I'd hit the regime programme and head out there to work up a sweat. Again my options were extremely limited when it came to suitable locations for running, In the end I took to the busy, crowed streets for exercise.

I later proceeded to walk down the other side of the beach in hope of finding something of interest but in reality it was actually just more of the same. So far I wasn't too impressed! In the end it was homeward bound as all more business affairs would have to taken care of, then to dinner to see what this island had to offer. Dinner was also slightly problematic!. Borocay on close analysis was proving to be most expensive. The prices were up much higher than any other Philippine region I'd visited so far.

Once I ate, I made the surprising decision to stay in. Bright lights, loud music with a real party atmosphere that usually has me drawn in like a moth to the flame but not this time! A bit of common sense and majority decided to take over and it was off for slumber for me.

Maybe tomorrow
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