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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Boracay Island - Exciting Trip with Friends

Boracay island is one of the best attraction that the Philippines has. It's known for it's pristine white sand beaches that offers both relaxations and nightlife. In 2012, Boracay island was awarded with the best island in the world by an international travel magazine in New York, US called Travel + Leisure
Boracay Island
With friends at Boracay Island
Boracay island is in the province of Aklan, Philippines. Its named is said to be from borac meaning white cotton. An apt description of the powdery sand of Boracay beaches. Some also had from bora meaning bubbles, and another one is bocay means white. Stories way back from Spanish era telling that the island is called sagay,which means shell and boray means seed. Whatever name it came from, getting to Boracay island is truly a dream come true to me. Let me reminisce my 24-hour trip from Dumaguete City to Boracay Island.

How to get there? Easy. Let me take your with me then.

Manila, Philippines
to
Caticlan airport
to
Caticlan jetty port (15 min bus ride)
to
Boracay Island's Cagban port (15 min boat ride)
to
Boracay's white beaches (15 min landtrip)

 From Dumaguete City, Philippines? Not really.
 Dumaguete City, Philippines
to
Cebu City airport
to
Caticlan or Kalibo airport (same route above)
We didn't have enough time to book this trip. We went to Boracay island by land trip, so we were in three cities in just a matter of less than 24 hours.

Dumaguete City, Philippines
to
Bacolod City port
to
Ilo-ilo City port
to
Caticlan jetty port (same route above) 
Ceres Bus from Dumaguete City
Bacolod City port
Excited much!
aboard Roro shipping lines to Dumangas, Ilo-ilo
Public Van bound to Ilo-ilo City
Ilo-ilo City, Philippines
Dinner in Ilo-ilo City
Smallville at Ilo-ilo City
Smallville is a night-life center of Ilo-ilo City. It's like Eastwood in Manila, and Mango Avenue in Cebu, or Hayahay Area in Dumaguete City.
Videoke with friends
Instead of checking to a hotel, we decided not to waste every single minute of the trip. We agreed to do videoke.
Jowalsh, Max, Phioxee, Ichu, Joey, Jico, and Joyce
We're all partners, but unfortunately, Jowalsh's partner was not able to come.
The next morning (3:00), we took a bus ride for Caticlan. We really regretted not to check in a hotel and get some rest. We're so damn exhausted. We even forgot to change our clothes!
I look horrible in this bus ride bound to Caticlan, Philippines
Boracay Island
Thank you for visiting today. Next post will be about Le Soleil Beach Front Resort in Boracay Island. Hope you'll ready yourself on our next tour!



Just me, 
Phioxee






 P.S Thank you to Sherwin MaraƱa to some of the photos.

43 comments:

  1. Wow! My dream too na punta din dyan, pero laki family ko sa pinas at mahal kung kasama lahat. So it will just be a dream:)

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    1. Me mura naman mommy. Tapos me kainan na affordable din. Yung menu ng restaurant me eat all u can naman

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  2. Hahaha wow what a long trip! i would have been exhausted!!
    but you have great blog!!!! come follow me and say hi! i already followed you couldn't resist i LOVE to travel!!!

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  3. Haha, drinking eh :D
    Looks like you had super time :D
    x, Lara
    http://rrv12.blogspot.fi/

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  4. kelan ka pumunta? at least nakalamang ka kay grah dito... yehey...

    kaka-miss ang boracay!

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    1. Ay last last year pa po. Me sakit ako kya nagre reminisce nlng ako ng masasayang moments

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  5. Soooo easy, now I have only to come to the Philippines ;)

    Thanks for showing this summary post, as you know we have still winter here ...

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  6. Grabe ang byahe! Nakakapagod din pero mukhang enjoy naman kayo. Love ko ang by land trip kasi dami mong makikita. I've tried it once from Luzon to mindanao. :)

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  7. Parang nakakapagod pumunta, yung isang sakayan lang sana hehehe.
    Pero dream ko pumunta diyan siguro kapag nagka andas:)

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  8. Ikaw bakit di ka sumama kay xoxo_grah nung nakipag meet up? sayang! ;)

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  9. hihihi andaming sakay sakay effect, hihihi xD

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    1. Sinabi mo pa jess. Nakakapagud talaga. Diko na to uuliton pag babalik ako sa bora

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  10. Wah, ang haba pala ng biyahe para makapunta ng Bora :)) pero all worth it naman! Mga roughly magkano ang nagagastos sa ganyang travel?

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  11. your trip is reminding me of my early after college days, i would do something like that, i would take a boat from bacolod to iloilo, then, from iloilo to caticlan, then, to boracay and forget about time. can't wait for your next posts of boracay.

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  12. Now alam ko na ang mga biyahe kung mapapadpad ako ng Bora. :) Ang ikli ng biyahe, lol. Ang dami pang dadaanan pero sulit pala and madami pang masa-sight while nasa biyahe.

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  13. Usually the best part of travel is the very travel itself.. And kahit pagod ka I know you enjoyed a lot.. right?

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  14. wow saya!! sana makapunta ako jan someday! haha... astig ng kuha mo ng natutulog haha

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  15. sa byahe pa lng enjoy na. sana makarating na din kami dyan ngayong summer. puro plan lang tapos di natutuloy:(

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  16. carabao island, the island near boracay, is also a good place to go if you dont want the crowd.

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  17. It looks awesome! So worth getting there! Can't wait to see your next post about it :D
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  18. im going to Boracay this summer :) so excited :)

    The Girl with the Muji Hat

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  19. Wow so many people in Boracay! Summer has begun!! This post is nice that it has the itinerary in it. Cool pix my dear.

    x0x0
    -Bex
    http://www.thebexdoctorproject.com/

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  20. i haven't been there... i wish i'll visit Boracay the soonest...

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  21. Boracay! Woohoo! Ang layo at haba ng byahe nyo pero I'm sure it was all worth it :)

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  22. That looks lovely!!!! I wish I was on a beach now instead of here in Canada :P

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  23. Looks like you've had a great trip!

    Love,

    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

    Ps: I started a running blog with my best friend. www.chicksrunningonkicks.com

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  24. Wow! Ibang route hehehe! nakakapunta lang ako boracay pag vumivisit ako sa roxas city tapos landtrip to aklan then the rest ng sinabi mo na hehehe

    mukhang enjoy na enjoy a!!! :D :D :D
    sana makabalik din ako ulit

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  25. Good for you! Buti ikaw ay nakapunta na d'yan sa Boracay. Ako ay hanggang "asa" na lang. Hehe...pero mapuntahan ko rin yan. Mark my words. :-)

    I read your explanation about the etymology of the name of Boracay. Let me add another tidbit. This original name of this island is Borocay. Yan yung mga nakasulat sa mga lumang mapa. Yun nga lang nuong naging tourist area yung lugar ay naging Boracay ang tawag ng mga tourists kaya yun naging Boracay na ang pangalan ng isla.

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  26. bilang isang traveler rinerecommend mo ba ang boracay? kc d pa ako nakapunta jan hehehe kc mga kapatid ko ayaw nilang balikan maganda daw xa pero d nman daw nkakarelax puntahan crowded.

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  27. nagbasa pa lang ako pero parang napagod na 'ko. hehe... di pa ko nakakapunta ng bora but if ever pupunta na 'ko dyan, ayoko ng summer, ang daming tao! ;)

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  28. Oh my gash! ang haba ng biyahe, grabe na ang head ache ko from Cebu to Dumaguete.. pero I know Bora is worth the motion sickness :D

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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  29. I am lucky to be able to travel quite a bit but have actually never been to the Philipines.. looks like so much fun! Definitely on my must visit list!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
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  30. Beautiful Boracay!
    Hope to see the island one day...
    Looks like you had a wonderful time!
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  32. wow best island in the world ahh nice nice nice
    someday... boracay magtutuos din tayo hahaha

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  33. Wow! Dream ko makapunta jan! Your blog makes me want to travel the entire Philippines too! How do you get the time to travel? :)

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  34. Woah seems like great fun . Picnics with friends are always memoriable :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  35. nice pictures girl! looks like ur having a nice time :D

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  36. It's so ironic that I've been to Europe but never been to Boracay yet haha I need to go there this year na! As in! haha

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  37. huwaw! at nakapagvideoke pa talaga kayo in between the trip with matching inom haha! kau na talaga!

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  38. 24 hours on the road? Wow, that must have been exhausting! Hehe

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