OMG! This is one of the most awaited trips of my life! LOL! Uh-huh… Imagine, someone who lives in Manila but have never ever landed in the beautiful shores of Boracay actually exists- and unfortunately that’s me! Talk about living lush-ciously, huh?! Hehehe! But hey, I’m surprised as well to know that I’m not all alone! In fact, there are a lot of Filipinos who haven’t been there- a lot of them I knew recently! Hahaha! A lot of tourists have been going in and out of the country to visit the famous beaches here in the Philippines, like Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, etc., but guess what?! I have never ever been in any of these. Yah, I know what a shame! Well, I have reasons- perfect reasons. Hehehe!
First, obviously, the great time to hit the beach is during summer. The problem- I’m never around every summer! Since my family and I are out of the country for our yearly vacation, I never had the chance to go on domestic trips and visit the beautiful beaches around the country. As much as I want to go, I usually get back from vacation around May, when the rain starts to pour. If I opt to go before I leave (around early March), beaches are not quite fun yet by that time- not too much people and not too hot to feel the summer heat (you know what I mean… hehehe)!
So probably you’re thinking why don’t we just do our family vacation in any of these fantastic places in the Philippines? The answer is simple- my parents hate the beach! They do not go to the beach, especially my mom. She is just not a “beach person”. She is not used to go out under the sun so she’d rather go to cold places. This is the reason why I grew up not longing to experience the sun, the sand, and the salty water. In fact, it was only around college when I learned to love the summer heat. To be honest, the first time I felt the sand on my feet, I didn’t like it at all! I clearly remember how annoyed I was! Yah, weird me! Good thing I was able to overcome that icky feeling in me. In fact, after that experience, I have been longing to get those tan lines. Hehe! Since I have always been fair, I have been hoping to get that tan at least every summer. Obviously, I’m not successful! If I did, it would only last for days, then back to my original color.
Now that I’m off to Boracay for the first time, you can probably feel how excited I am! At loooong last! Imagine, since February, my officemates and I have already listed some of the activities we are going to try- Paraw, Parasail, Banana Boat, Reef Walking, Fly Fish, and Jetski. Hehehe! This is definitely going to be an exciting 5 days vacation for us!!! Love it, love it, love it! Oh, and since this really spells V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N for me, expect scheduled posts for the rest of my vacation. I’ll be sharing my experience as soon as I get back! 🙂