Sunday, April 09, 2006

Boracay: Day 1 (April 3, 2006)
I believe the adventure begins in the journey to get to your destination. If you live in the Philippines, your adventure starts on your way to the airport. My flight was at 10:30 A.M. so I needed to be at the airport 2 hours before boarding time. Ergo, I had to be up at 5:30 in the morning to get ready for my trip. If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you would know by now that I am a certified night owl who has erratic sleeping hours. I had also been nursing a cold a few days prior to my trip but even if I drank all the antibiotics in the world, I was still sniffing. Yet somehow all that seemed irrelevant, I hardly slept I was just giddy with excitement, my spirits were soaring high.

The Seair small seater Dornier plane took off at 10:35 A.M. for Caticlan from the Manila domestic airport. From my window seat, I could see the propeller engine buzzing away.

Up up in the clouds

By 11:05 A.M., we landed at Caticlan on a tiny airstrip masquerading as an airport, got our bags then headed for the tricycle stand. About 10 minutes later we disembark at the port, paid the terminal fee as well as for the boat ride. I balanced myself on the plank connecting the trigger boat to the port and tried my darnest not to fall into the ocean with my 2 travel bags.

Trigger boat at Station 1, Boracay

I was sleepy, tired and sweating like a pig from the stifling heat. Yet once I caught the view of Boracay Island with its white sandy coastline, its green coconut trees swaying in the wind and the deep blue ocean waves splashing against the boat, it perked me up.

White sandy beach, Boracay

We disembark at Station 1. The initial jump into the ocean water tickling our feet wet was refreshing. The sun boring down on my skin, the sand sticking to my flip flops, my shoulders bearing the weight of my bags, I trotted along the sandy path searching for our resort. People we asked, barely heard of it, quite understandable as it has yet to be opened officially for business. "Zuzuni", a Greek term of endearment which literally means 'bug' or 'pest' is a 4 room beach front property situated between station 1 and station 2.

Zuzuni Beach Resort, Boracay Station 1

It was already past noon by then, I was so hungry I could eat a horse. We changed into more suitable clothes and made our way towards the restaurants in the area known as D'Mall. We went to Gasthof ordered their famous baby back ribs together with a soothing green mango shake and just soaked in the atmosphere. Then it was time to don the swimwear and frolick in the crystal blue ocean, get the white sands all over my legs and just floating around like a beach ball, the rays of the sun kissing my exposed skin. It was blissfully relaxing.

White Beach, Boracay
Soon enough, the time came for the sun to set over Boracay!

The sun sets over Boracay

Dinner was at the sumptuous seafood buffet spread at the Seawind Boracay Beach resort which is located at the northern tip end of Station 1.

Seafood Buffet at Sea Wind Resort, Boracay

Then on our way back along the coastline path, we dropped by Pier One for drinks. Indulging my blue margarita fix before I set my tired body on the fluffy pillows in a very comfy bed at "Zuzuni" with a big smile on my face.

Zuzuni, Boracay

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