WHEN IN BORACAY PART 1

Who would’ve thought that I am now finally blogging my recent Boracay trip that we planned last year? It has been 4 months now. But as I promise with y’all, I will be sharing my very first travel with my sister, cousins and childhood friends and considered also as my indelible journey from last year.

I will be doing 1 – 2 or maybe up to 3 parts of this post as this is gonna be loooong entry. So here it goes.

Boracay Island is one of my dream destination located in Western Visayas Philippines and part of Aklan Province. It was awarded as the best island in the world from the international magazine in 2012 – it should be, as this island is like a paradise.

Airfare

We took AirAsia and airfare cost around Php 2,000/pax, return ticket. It’s cheap right? Maybe because we book it 5 months ahead of our travel day which is November and off peak season. With inclusive of hand carry bag and if you want to check in a luggage bag, an additional Php 750 which me and my sister did.

On our way to the airport

How to get there?

There’s no direct flight to Boracay, you have two options. Either Manila – Kalibo or Manila – Caticlan flight. We decided to take MNL – KAL flight which approximately 45 minutes flight.

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Look at our smiling faces here. We’re all excited 😊

We arrived around 7PM at Kalibo Airport and we were all starving so we decided to have our dinner in this native restaurant nearby the airport(I forgot the name). They offer, Pork Barbecue, Chicken Inasal, Sinigang and other usual Filipino food.

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We finished at around 8PM and ride on a Van that we rented on my friend’s(Anno) friend, an Aklanon and who he met in the game DOTA. We paid Php 1,000/pax for the rent. That van will take us all the way to Caticlan Jetty and took us 2 hours then another 10 minutes of roro ride and 5 minutes piera ride to reach Boracay Station 2. This includes also, terminal fee, environmental fee and other tranportation fees.

We arrived at our destination at around 11PM

Hotel

Upon choosing our Hotel, we consider these three things: location, budget and cleanliness. There are so many hotels in Boracay. And to be practical, we did not get a hotel with luxurious facilities as we will only need the hotel to put in our things and a place to sleep on during the night. I suggest that you get a hotel with beachfront location which is the best point of going in and out of the beach. So this is our choice

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La Carmela de Boracay, Station 2

To be exactly, we paid Php 19,915.76 to accomodate us for 5D4n, 2 rooms plus free breakfast good for 4 pax. The hotel is so clean, from bedsheet up to the toilet and also offer housekeeper.

Day 2

We woke up at 7am and had to ready ourselves and saw this view as we walk on the shore.

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When we were looking for water activities, I took selfie while waiting 😊

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Couldn’t help it so I run over to see this crystal clear water.

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2 Piece Floral Swimsuit, Swimees Closet Ph

Someone offered us a package of water activity for Php 1,100 each including a buffet lunch. Package includes these activities:

Fly Fish

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Kapit lang Bes Moment

This 15 minute ride on Fly Fish is fun and thrilled, hahahaha. We enjoyed it and I recommend you to try it.

Island Hopping

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Puka Beach

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Puka Beach

We explore Puka Beach and had a chance to take photo on this DIY tree branch spelled as PUKA.

Snorkeling

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Lunch Buffet

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Crystal Cove

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To enter the coves, you’ll need to get down on spiral staircase. You’ll see some rock formations and crystal water. Amazing!

Helmet Diving

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TBH, I regret this Helmet Diving. It’s not that I don’t like underwater but I didn’t see any fish. Since it was included in the package, I have no choice. But I’ll suggest you go helmet diving with Stingray.

After the water activities when we’re about to go back at Station 2 around 5PM, we witnessed this beautiful sunset.

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And we had free Buffet Dinner at Astoria and explored night Market and bought some souvenirs. Although it was very tiring day, we really enjoyed our second day in Boracay.

Hope you enjoyed reading the first part of my trip.

To be continued 😊

BULINLIN DIARIES 23.10.16


“All my bags are packed I’m ready to go ✈️”

Just a quick update with my blog(just for the sake of updating-haha). It is obvious with the above photo that I’m done packing all my things that I’ll bring to Philippines. I hope that I did not forget anything ’cause I am only allowed to bring 30kg suitcase and 7kg hand carry bag. I can tell you now that I AM REALLY EXCITED with my 1 month vacay 😁.

“5 DAYS NA LANG”

💛

Lin

#TAKEMEBACKTUESDAY : BRISBANE 07.27.14

I was thinking about posting this 2 weeks ago right after moving here at WordPress. But these past few weeks has been an exhausting week for me and wasn’t in the mood to blog. Even if this post is 1-year overdue, I still wanted to share this with y’all ’cause this is gonna be my very first Travel Post.

It was 27th of July last year that I had this chance to visit the beautiful City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. But first off, how did I really get the chance to visit Brisbane anyway?

Just to make the story short, my Aunt asked me to give a try on lodging my papers to get an Australian Tourist Visa. I didn’t even know that she was planning to fly out, she just said that “just in case” that I wanted to come with her for a vacay sometime. And so I did, I’ve lodged my papers at the Australian High Commission here in PNG and submit all the documents required. I wasn’t really hoping that I’ll get approved nor wasn’t expecting. So after 2 weeks of lodging the papers, I’ve received an email from Aussie HighComm, visa was granted and good for 1 year. Yipee! I wasn’t actually expecting it. Can you just imagine? I am holding an Australian Tourist Visa? Hihihi 🙂 So my Aunt immediately booked our flight 2 weeks before. And a week before our flight, I’ve felt the excitement. I had those sleepless nights. I am thinking of it each and everyday. I even packed my bags for 3D2N vacay. Hey, 3D2N wasn’t bad at all. Just wanted to have a break and stay away from pressure.

And so the day came. I had to wake up early and get ready for our out of the country vacay. We have to be at the airport 1 hr before our flight so we arrived at the airport 6am.

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Me and my cousin while waiting for boarding 🙂

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Honestly, I hate riding on a plane. It’s not that I am afraid of heights, it’s just that I don’t want the air pressure does to my ears. And because we were talking about “going to Brisbane”, I have no choice but to take the pain and I don’t really care how painful my ear was.

It takes 2 and a half hr travel from Port Moresby to Brisbane. So we arrived there half pass 10. So from Brisbane International Airport, we headed straight to DFO(Direct Factory Outlet), we had our lunch there and of course, did shopping 🙂

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After having lunch and done with the panic buying este shopping, we’ve decided to get into our apartment. So we ride on a taxi so it will be easy for us to locate where the apartment is. And what a coincidence that manong taxi driver is a Filipino too 🙂  We’ve been telling stories to manong until we’ve finally arrived to our destination.

After checking in to the apartment, we put our luggage and things we have bought from DFO. Even I was dead tired, we still explored Queenstreet during the night 🙂

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It was winter that time so we have to wear our sweatshirts, beanies, scarves, long pants and socks just to help keep us warm. But still freakin’ cold 😐

On our second day, it’s Theme Park Day. We went to Australia’s largest theme park located at Gold Coast, Queensland, DreamWorld and WhiteWaterWorld. We ride on a train and it takes 1 hr travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast. But even though it takes a 1 hour travel, I didn’t even get bored because the train is a free wifi zone. Wow!

So it’s me and my cousin while waiting for the next train. He looks amaze with my monopod(whispering).

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And finally we arrived.

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Dreamworld is having a promo, if it’s your birth month, you’ll get your ticket for free. Just in time, it’s actually my Aunt and cousin’s birth month so they’ve got their tickets for free. And since I am not getting a free ticket , my Aunt paid it for me, hihihi 🙂 This ticket is accessible for both, DreamWorld and WhiteWaterWorld and valid only within the day of purchase.10361279_844811785529312_1089268987625286580_n

We first went to WhiteWaterWorld.

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How I wish I can take home these big slippers with me, lol 😀

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Your WhiteWaterWorld Adventure is not complete without riding on this Hydro Coaster. Look our epic faces in here 😀

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It was getting cold so WhiteWaterWorld had to close 3PM so we hurriedly changed our clothes and went to DreamWorld – and yes we did 🙂

As passing on to the DreamWorld’s entrance, we first saw this Madagascar Madness. “I like to move it, move it”.

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Jerr and I waiting for our turn to get a photo with Madagascar’s Mascots, but we missed it 😦

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It’s King Julien and Alex the Lion 🙂

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And Po the Panda too 😀

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After exploring the park, we visited the Coroboree Park(a Zoo) which is located right inside of DreamWorld Park. And look who I’ve met, It’s Mr. Kangaroo 🙂

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It was actually my first, to see, touched and fed a Kangaroo. Oh what an experience 🙂10394562_844834248860399_45508403049948041_n

I’ve seen a Koala too but I didn’t capture it ’cause it was sleeping(Koalas are nocturnal).

We went back to Brisbane around 6pm and headed to night market to buy some souvenirs.

Third Day, I wasn’t feeling like going back to Port Moresby but I have to. I’ve already spent 3 days vacay, work is waiting for me and I have no choice but to come back 😦 Goodbye Brisbane. I am sure that I’ll visit you again SOON.

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I’ll say that my 3D2N in Brisbane was one of my best days ever from last year. Start calling me mababaw, well I don’t care. I’m happy like a kid 🙂

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These souvenirs are little reminders that “I WASN’T DREAMING, I’VE BEEN TO BRISBANE”.

PS: Sorry for the not-so-good photos. I don’t own DSLR Camera, so I just used my iPad Mini on taking photos. I hope I’ll get my own DSLR Camera SOON 😀

x lin x