Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Kept Me Alive

Last Saturday, I went to Boracay with seven of my co-workers. I kept looking forward to the trip during the course of the [hell] semester. It's what kept me alive, haha.

Finally, I can compare Malcapuya Island (Palawan) to Boracay. And what can I say? Well, same clean waters, same fine and white sand, same gentle slope. The only difference is that Boracay is a veeeeery long stretch of a beach, it's crowded (it's not even peak-season) and it's very commercialized (I wish I could plaster a huge "NOT INTERESTED" sign on my forehead to ward off people selling things and offering water activities to me).

We stayed at a backpackers' hostel, Frendz Resort, in station 1. It's a two-minute walk from the beachfront, which is good for people who don't want it noisy at night. We rented three private, air-conditioned double rooms and added two extra beds. The rooms are native-style (made of wood, bamboo and nipa) with verandas. The restroom floor and walls are made of marble (and I think they need a little bit more cleaning). I paid only PhP 1700 for three nights, which is really cheap for a Boracay resort in station 1. I have no complaints.

The cozy common area, perfect for meeting new people.

The room facade

I'd like to go to Boracay with my family next time. :) But for now, I have to get back to checking papers!


  1. claire! i think we stayed on the exact same room sa frendz! hahaha. or do all their corner rooms look alike by facade? :P agreed on it being an affordable place for station 1! :)

  2. Really, you also stayed there? That room, actually, ay room ng officemates ko. Doon ako sa may pinakalikod na haha :)) Pero super mura noh Ghoent? Kaya kyeme ako sa paggastos sa pagkain haha. :))