I am one of the lucky few who witnessed Boracay’s inexplicably beautiful sunset for the last time before the beach went under rehabilitation for 6 months. It was my third time and I was as excited as a normal person who is about to embark on a new journey. Boracay holds a special place in my heart simply because it’s one of the many places I first visited and probably one of the reasons why I love being under the heat of the sun and hearing the sound of waves. I can say that I’m also one of the lucky people who firsthand experienced the beautiful island back when it wasn’t spoilt and crowded.
After I left the first company I worked for, the beach was the first thing I had in mind and I know that there are far way better places to consider, but I just really missed Boracay immensely and Jonah’s Fruitshake! Sad that our flight got delayed, as usual, and so we arrived at around 10PM in the island. LOL. What a productive first day in the airport! 😛
How do you guys picture out a perfect beach getaway? For me, it has to be sunny with good fruitshakes around, chill soundtrip, palm trees, beautiful cloud formations, together with friends/families and more fruitshakes! HAHAHA! This was the most laid-back vacation I ever had. In the morning, we would eat breakfast by the beach then chill. In the afternoon, we would go back to the hotel for siesta time then wake up just in time for the sunset. And in the evening, we would eat dinner out and buy beers to drink in the hotel’s veranda with “ihaw” and music. It went just like that for the next 4 days.
I didn’t take much picture of Boracay since nothing much has changed, but I do have a lot of photos of myself! With patience and detailed instructions, my cousin was able to capture some great photos. Yes! Great photos! LOL! Thank goodness it didn’t rain the whole time we were there and the sun was luminous and I think Boracay sunlight should be a filter! Super love how my skin glowed and instantly became picture-perfect. 😀
The main reason I went to Boracay is to watch the sundown, which I think is one of the pure bliss moments in life. I’ll just leave it right there because you all know what I’m talking about. Let’s just take some time and appreciate these photos I captured and think of happy moments.
I’m happy that the island is now taking a well-deserved rest and rehabilitation, but it saddens me knowing the fact that the locals are suffering due to lack of opportunities. I don’t wanna give comments regarding the involvement of government on this but clearly, we cannot deny that something is really wrong.
Well, we can only hope for the best. I can’t wait to see again the full-of-life version of Boracay, the one that gives serenity during the day and adrenaline at night (if you know what I’m talking about). LOL. I just wish people learn something from this and start to be more responsible travellers/tourists. Looking forward to Boracay’s new beginnings!