Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Love Affair with Boracay

My love affair with Boracay is a "love and hate" relationship. But mostly.... LOVE.

I would like to chronicle all my trips in one post. This could serve as a guide or as a source of entertainment that will make you laugh or cry.

1st March 2, 2010

Prequel: Boracay... It Was not LOVE at first sight.

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2015/05/prequel-boracay-it-was-not-love-at.html

I had very high expectations when I first visited the island.

Hotel: Beachcomber

2nd August 27, 2010

Boracay Birthday Weekend Parts 1 and 2

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2010/08/boracay-birthday-weekend-day-1.html

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2010/08/boracay-birthday-weekend-part-2.html

My Ate and I went to Boracay, it was her birthday treat to me. I had a wardrobe malfunction! Several times!

Hahahaha!

Whenever a huge wave would crash towards the shore, my tankini bottom would roll down to my knees and my takini top would roll up to my chin!

Hotel: Seawind

This was when I started loving Boracay.

3rd December 8, 2010

Early Christmas in Boracay

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2010/12/early-christmas-in-boracay.html

This trip was my Christmas gift to myself.

Hotel: Hey!Jude

4th March 3, 2011

Boracay... The surprise... And the degree of happiness

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/03/boracay-journey-surprise-and-degree-of.html

Celina was my surprise! She just came home from Canada.

Hotel: Boracay Beach Resort

5th March 30, 2011

Boracay Again

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/04/boracay-again.html

Mimi and Sam invited me to join them in Boracay because it was their first time.

Hotel: Astoria

6th June 2, 2011

Boracay... My Happy Place

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/06/boracay-my-happy-place.html

It was Mona's first time in Boracay.

We met up with our travel buddies, Cristina, Miko and Jodie with their families.

Hotel: Boracay Haven

7th August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Lia.... In Boracay!

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-lia-in-boracay.html

Another year older, another birthday treat by Ate.

It was this time when I injured my back because I was silly and played in the ocean while the huge waves crashed against my back. I had to undergo physical therapy for several weeks.

Hotel: Two Seasons

8th November 12, 2011

Boracay! Yay!

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/boracay-yay.html

Celina and Mona were my travel companions.

Hotel: Willy's Beach Club

9th February 2, 2012

Boracay with Lisa

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/02/boracay-with-lisa.html

My BFF is home from the U.S.!

Beautiful shot of the sunset.

Hotel: Willy's Beach Club

10th March 12, 2012

Boracay... My Alternate Reality

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/03/boracay-my-alternate-reality.html

Celina, Mona, Mimi and David were with me.

Hotel: Milfores

11th May 31, 2012

Boracay with Kids

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/06/boracay-with-kids.html

Finally! My dream was to be with my nieces in Boracay!

I was going to wait until they are 18, but it happened several years in advance!

My Ate and her family invited Sophie and I to join them for a holiday.

Hotel: Ambassador in Paradise

12th June 5, 2012

Happiness... Boracay Part 1

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/06/happiness-boracay-part-1.html

I only had a few days, less than a week, to have my vacation clothes washed because I was off to Boracay again!

I went with the Avancenas! Tita Cena, Corry and Mona.

Hotel: Willy's Beach Club

Happiness ... At Discovery Shores Part 2

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/06/happiness-at-discovery-shores-boracay.html

The hotel stay was Corry's treat!

My dream came true! Again!

Every time I would go to Boracay, I would always look at Discovery Shores longingly, wondering when will I be able to stay there.

So.... No more dreaming!

Hotel: Discovery Shores

13th November 11, 2012

Boracay the 13th

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/boracay-13th.html

I met a newly married couple at Mama's Austrian restaurant owned by Marcus. The woman is a reader of Lia's Food Journey.

I felt I was "jinxed" because it was my 13th visit.

I was so sad when I left the island because I did not feel the "spark" anymore.

The photograph below captured the emotion I was feeling back then.

Hotel: Hey!Jude

14th June 8, 2014

My Boracay Food Trip

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2014/06/my-boracay-food-journey.html

After a year and a half, I was back!

The highlight of my trip was the pizza at Two Seasons Hotel, Shrimp with Brie and Goat's Cheese Pizza.

I also loved my hotel because when I opened the sliding door, the beach was just a few feet away!

Hotel: Watercolor Divers Beach Resort

15th March 24, 2015

Happy Days in Boracay with Pinky

http://liasfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-days-in-boracay-with-pinky.html

I invited myself to join Pinky in Boracay! She also loves the island.

We tried several new restaurants.

We met up with a balikbayan classmate, Ems, who is now residing in Australia.

Hotel: Astoria

Whew!!!!

15 times in 5 years! It really goes to show how much I love Boracay.

I am just enjoying the island while I still can.

Soon, it will be overcrowded already and I shudder in revulsion whenever I think about how the government will be able to preserve its natural beauty.

I am excited because I am going back to Boracay again with Pinky and this time with Dodai as well!

Hahahahaha I do not feel a "forever after" anymore with Boracay.

Relationship status with Boracay: Friends with Benefits!

I just plan to savor each moment while it lasts.

 

 

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