The Bora Adventure

Lawyering in the beach

It's the time of year again, that we have to withdraw our vacation fund for a perfect family get-away.
In a spur of the moment decision, Boracay is it!

The travel expenses alone is already a call center employee's two months salary.
But we didn't expect was the many fees that we have to endure before hitting the powdery sand, while the boat ride is only P19.50, the port terminal fee P50, the jetty terminal and the environment fee P50 !
(why do men collect payment, when God gave it us for free).
I only hope that this payments will go to were it's intended for.
And the locals have mastered the art of padding everything, for a P5 tricycle ride in Caticlan, they will charge you P40 aside from the tricycle terminal fee of P50. That's already 3 terminal fees you have to pay. For a P10 tricycle fee in the island, they charged P20. huwah!
In the island, almost all people are 'commissioners', they get a percentage of all the 'whatevers' from the tourists, local and more on the foreigners. And the food is so expensive !

But I admit, Bora is the ultimate beach vacation. But its no place for penny pinchers!

The best tasting ice cream in the whole world!

The Shadows on Paraw!

Resting our feet in the sands

Swimming in the sand

Having a night fun with Reggae music

Sprawling on the beach at night

Building sand castles


MerryCherry, MD said...

Bora talaga is THE ultimate beach for vacation Doc. Pero kakainis nga minsan ang kamahalan ng lahat. Na amaze ako dun sa P20.00 they charge you when you go island hopping, IN THE MIDDLE of the sea ka pa sisingilin! Nothing can top that. Hehe. Nice pics :)

dr tes said...

grabe talaga! parang bayad dito kada-galaw. pero in fairness, ganda talaga ng beach. si pacquiao meron nang beach house duon.

MerryCherry, MD said...

Wow, dapat talaga boxing pinasok nating larangan para may beach house na rin tayo hehe :)

dr tes said...

pero bugbug sarado ka naman tapos, early parkinsons dating mo! mag dancer na lang tayo para slim na slim! wala nga lang beach house sa bora. kawawa jud!

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daddynator said...

maka suya inyo summer vacation doc.
if i remember right, terminal fee raman jud to akong na bayaran the first time i went to bora. and that was 6yrs ago, wala pa uban fees na imong gipang mention.
but mahal jud ang food, so sa talipapa ra jud tawn mi nag kaon2x ato, except for one night na naa ni treat for our dinner.
summer na summer na jud, wala pa mi ka family outing..waaahh =(

ayo2x pirmi doc =)

Joey said...

Wow! Boracay! Been there once (for our midyear convention in 2004), loved it! Bitin pa nga ako! Would love to go back with my family!

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