Another Way to Enjoy Boracay

Roughly, fourteen years after my first visit. I took my wife, and I decided to have our 2nd honeymoon there to renew our vows. We were booked for a 4-days, 3-night stay on December 10-13, 2013. A month prior to our travel date, the Philippines was hit by super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan) where most of the Eastern Visayas Region was hit, including Boracay. Flights were cancelled and guests were stranded for a couple of days. Some of the guests scheduled after the typhoon up until those booked around December, foreign and local, intentionally cancelled their hotel bookings upon seeing how massive the damage was and expecting major rehabilitation and on-going relief operations. And so, I made sure that hotels and commercial establishments were up and running before we came. I kept on trying to recall the vivid memory I had in Boracay when I first came to visit. It’s a bit hard but one thing’s for sure: I cannot, in any way, remember any resorts and restaurants just right along the shore line. In a normal pace, December would have been a peak season in Boracay but because of the typhoon, we were lucky to have witnessed what Boracay is like during the lean season.

I was looking for the “crowded and polluted shoreline” side of Boracay which I had seen countless times in the news and in Facebook. I was, in a way, frustrated because I saw it myself that Boracay was not as exploited as how they portray it to be. There were only a few people and it was peaceful, and the water was so clear. The beach was still picturesque just the way I remembered it fourteen years ago.

Top Tourist Attractions Of New York City

New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. It would be fair to say that New York City is larger than life. Almost every aspect of this magnificent city touches perfection. New York is well known for its friendly people, modern lifestyle, cultural importance, tourist attractions and Broadway shows. There is so much to explore that you certainly can’t have it all in one single visit. New York is one of those cities that calls you back and leaves you with an unforgettable and mesmerizing experience.

1) 9/11 Memorial:

9/11 Memorial is the best place to start your sightseeing experience in New York. 9/11 Memorial has a sentimental value for the people of New York City. Two beautiful reflecting pools have been constructed at the place where towers stood once. Around the pool, the names of all the people who lost their lives in the attack have been inscribed in bronze. You will also find a museum that has artifacts narrating the story of what happened that unfateful day.

2) Madison Square Garden:

Madison Square Garden is undoubtedly the world’s most famous arena. Some people call it an entertainment powerhouse. Almost every famous celebrity has performed in Madison Square Garden. Check out if there are any concert tickets available. Watching a show in this grand arena is an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget. You can also try to watch an NBA game of NHL match in this arena during your stay in New York.