So what can I say? I love travelling! I’m always wanting to see what the world has to offer out there. To tell you the truth, the Philippines was never on my list of places to see, it never came across my mind to want to go here. But my partner whose Filipino had shown me pictures of Boracay and after that I was just in love with the scenery it had to offer. I’m never a beach person but when it comes to travels I just love to see the sights and the amazing beaches, I love them so much more than what Sydney has.
I had maximise my two weeks in the Philippines, visiting Manila, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. It’s tragic about the Typhoon that occurred, my trip was going to be canceled as we didn’t want to be at risk of the storms happening and so I’ve contacted the hotels to see if they were ok and they told me that they weren’t affected. We were very close in cancelling but my partner still wanted to go and so off we went.
It was another Asia experience for me, another place with lots of shopping but it was just a bit different than Thailand, China, Malaysia and the other Asian places I’ve been. Manila was crazy over populated and lots of big shops with some American brands (score! I just loved their brands and was glad they had it in Manila). My partner John’s extended family took us around Manila, the good local eats and the best shopping experience. I thank them so much for showing us around and taking care of us! Also, sorry we didn’t get to stay too long in Manila but there will always be more visits in the future.
One of my favorite places, white fine sand, crystal clear blue waters and the amazing sun glowing on your skin. What more can you ask for? A perfect way to just relax and leave everything behind… there was so many things happening here from markets, small shops, water activities, clubs, drinks and food! I’ve always wanted to try para-sailing but have never gotten the chance to…till now…it was a bit scary because the time we did it was cloudy and had strong winds…it was swinging both of us so high, just amazing!
We didn’t stay too long here and didn’t get a chance to see what the city was like because we booked a fancy resort call Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. This is the most unique resort I’ve ever stayed at, they had a man-made lagoon and the place was big that we got around the area with a bike. This place was just awesome, they had a fabulous spa, rock climbing, tennis, golf, kayaking, wake boarding and behind it had the beach. I would love to go back here one day but when it comes to travel, I love to visit new places around the world.
Once again we didn’t stay too long but it was another favourite place of mine…I am in love with fireflies and always wanted to see them in real life, there was a firefly watching tour which we got onto as soon as we landed. It’s actually not what i had in mind, they are smaller than I though and they really do look like Christmas lights on a tree, one of the fireflies flew towards me though and that was stunning…just wish it was easy to take photos to show you.
We went on another tour called the Honda Bay and it’s Island hopping…the first beach was mind blowing and the BEST snorkeling I’ve ever done…you know why? It’s because I didn’t need to put my head under water just to see the fishes, I got to feed the fishes and the water was that clear that you could just see them from above!