Location: Boracay, Philippines
Date: October 21-24, 2009
With: Jeru Czar (older brother), Jun Lagarde (uncle), Gigi Lagarde (aunt), Vanie David (aunt), Shai Lagarde, Miku Lagarde, and Vince Lagarde (cousins)
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Boracay is one of the most famous tourist attraction in the Philippines found in the northwestern area of Panay, Western Visayas. The area is studded with clear water, surrounded by white sand and various sea shells. It is ideal for adventure-lovers as the place is jammed with loads of fun activities to look for - beach, restaurants, malls, food, tattoos, bars, and lots more.
October 21-24, 2009 is such a history to remember for us, cousins. Shai, Miku, Vince, my older brother Jeru, and I first enjoyed our get-together trip outside Manila. We were supervised by our mom's younger brother Uncle Jun, his wife Aunt Gigie, and aunt's sister Aunt Vanie.
We took an early flight to Kalibo through Zest Air and rode a bus that took almost 2 hours of travel to Aklan port. We ate lunch at a nearby Andok's while waiting for the ferry to arrive that will take us to Caticlan port in Boracay. Upon arriving Caticlan, we rode a multi-cab that brought us to Villa Frency Resort where we stayed for our trip.
|Me and Shai|
|Vince on his b-boy moves|
Boracay consisted of three stations, which normally defines social hierarchy, as most people would say. Station 1 has the whitest and softest sand, and luxurious hotels and restaurant. Station 2 is occupied in the middle of the island, where most happenings are found. And, Station 3, is said to be most affordable area in the island.
We didn't actually take the opportunity to go snorkling, banana boat, and other water adventures, but we indulged ourselves with such a family bonding as we took lots of photos, enjoyed waves of the ocean, saw the beautiful sunset, and grasped the fresh air that blows around us.
|Kuya Jeru and me|
|me, Aunt Gigi, Shai, Miku|
|Me (above pic) and Vince (below photos) doing our hiphop moves|
|Sand Art with candles placed inside each holes|
On the last night of the trip, we got our henna tattoos on different parts of our body. A tattoo cost minimum of 50 Php, depending on the size of the design chosen.
|Cousins with henna tattoo artists|