As much as we were in Boracay, Philippines to experience new and different things, there were three things we ended up doing almost every day during our stay there.
The first was that we started off our day having breakfast at 928 Cafe & Grill, and then picking up a fruit shake.
Having my morning coffee at Cafe & Grill 928. (That kid is so cute! *doh*)
As I said in my last post, two dollar breakfast. I love you, Boracay.
Top it off with an egg.
Having my mandatory daily mango-banana shake at Truly Fruity.
Having a taste of some buko juice. Right out of the buko! :)
The second habit we developed in Boracay was ending every evening with an hour-long massage. I’m not sorry.
Lastly, we discovered a place on the island that I wanted to go back to every evening. Let me tell you how this came about …
We had been feasting on a buffet at one of the strip’s on-the-beach restaurants (remember the three crabs I ate) where we could hear a live band playing next door. I completely fell in love with the voices of the male and female singers who we could hear singing renditions of some popular songs.
I was so drawn to their singing that all throughout dinner I was just waiting to finish eating so I could find out who had these magical voices. So after demolishing the crabs, we ran over next door (it was pouring rain that evening) to Don Vito Ristorante where the band Everyday People were jamming.
Voice as smooth as butter *melting*
Prim, who would be our waiter for the rest of the week, was super friendly and took great care of us. Over the week, we chatted about the Philippines, Toronto, family, and work. We also found out that he liked to sing and play the guitar. We also made friends with Ian, the dancing waiter. Both Prim and Ian were examples of how awesome the people in Boracay were. Their friendliness and openness were definitely part of what made my time there so amazing.
With the incredible singer from Everyday People and Prim! (I asked Prim’s manager if we could hear him sing with the band and he said yes! Prim did an awesome rendition of “I Wanna Be A Billionaire”! :)
The other amazing thing about Boracay is their beach. We had gone during the low season when much of the sand was covered by water and so the beach was just a narrow strip. A few months ago, we would have seen a larger stretch of white sand. But we definitely preferred to be there during the low season when it wasn’t as expensive, crowded, or hot.
I’m normally not a beach person, but I loved walking around in my barefeet on the soft, white sand with the water around my ankles. The water was very clear and beautiful shades of blue. I was in love!
Sailboats and paragliders everywhere! (Just happened to catch one of each in this shot).
Some cloudy days, but overall we got plenty of sun and not much rain!
Long walks on the beach require massag-ee every day.
Having a drink with a view of the beach. Who could ask for more? WHO?
Posing with Willy’s Rock. Not sure who Willy is.
Panoramic view of my new, temporary home.
The sunset brought out the most amazing cloud patterns and colours.
I think I fulfilled my cloud obsession while I was in Boracay, how ’bout you?
My last sunset on Boracay *sob*
Last post in the Boracay series coming up soon! Find out which exciting excursions we picked as our adventures of the week!
– Cafe <3