[In transition, yesterday I spent a whopping Php 423.00, today I spent a peso short of one hundred, Php 99.00 including that eat-all-you-can dinner at La Carmela de Boracay. Find out how!]
I slept early because I’m tired of the almost 5-hour land trip from Capiz to Boracay about 8:00pm. Loser? No way! I woke up pass 12midnight for the parteh! Yes, there’s a welcome party for me. Chad is indeed a great host and he introduced me to his friends and we danced till 4:00am at the Summer Place. People here gets crazy after 1:00am.
Boracay Note: I do not party in Manila because I feel that most party goers (sorry for those who are not like that) just are too flashy- cars, phones, designer clothes, perfumes, etc. Here in Boracay, iParty because people are ‘real’ here. No frills. They just want to have great time and chill dancing to the beat of “Empire State of Mind” in Boracay. Good times!
I guess I came home about 4:00am, slept and woke up at 8:00am. I just walked around from Station 2 to Cagban Jetty Port because I will inquire of the boat schedules and rates going to Carabao Island (Hambil).
I think I don’t have enough money to make it there. Although it’s so hot, I have no choice but to walk back to Station 3 for my lunch. Luckily, a multi-cab from Nami Resort Boracay offered a ride back to Station 3, yes, for FREE. Thanks migo, see what a helping hand can do, FREE promotion of your hotel.
After eating lunch at Jabes, near the retreat center in Station 3 (that’s the cheapest place I could find), I just basked in the sun. I was beach bumming and waiting for the Boracay sunset. I found my turf in a temporarily closed Hotel Isla de Boracay, just laying on their beach chair doing nothing- no Koreans in sight, which is a temporary relief. I just enjoyed the sea breeze.
After some time, I walked my way to Station 1, I saw familiar faces (school mates from college and some friends from the church), good thing there are still Filipinos in BoraKOR(ea). Hahaha! I spent some time with them, enjoying the beach at Station 1.
Boracay Note: About 4:30pm, I was getting thirsty but I don’t want to spend some money just for water, so I asked one of the resorts at Station 1 if they could refill my water bottle. Thanks! I even ask them to take care my stuff while I was busy swimming. Thanks ulit!
Around 6:00pm, my host is already looking for me, because we are invited to crash the smorgasbord in La Carmela de Boracay– love it when you don’t have to spend a single penny when eating all-you-can. Thanks again Chad and co. You are an amazing host! You guys rock!
Just like last night, I slept early for another midnight party- to Summer Place again.
Day 12 Expenses in Philippine pesos
P15 500ml bottled water (I don’t have a choice but to buy water)
P10 Bread for breakfast
P5 Water refill
P5 Mango Ice Candy
P64 Lunch (2 cups of rice and 2 viands)
Php 99.00 (US$ 2.15 or €1.62)
I cannot believe that I spent only Php 99 in one of the most expensive places in the Philippines. How about dinner? Well, my host invited me to an eat-all-you-can dinner at La Carmela for FREE. YEAH!!! Any challengers for Php99? Oh, I ate lunch at Jabes near the Retreat Campsite, Station 3. I think that’s the cheapest place to eat, its close on Sundays though.
2 more days to go before the series ends!
Don’t want to end this post without sharing this: In Boracay, everyone is expected to wear their sexiest outfits! Its a norm! Chill!