The first words I heard from my son when he came home from a week-trip to Boracay were, “Enjoy talaga, umitim ba ako Ma?” I laughed and he embraced me and said, “I’ve missed you Ma”. Of course I’ve missed him too.
He said he was sorry he was not able to find sea glass for me. It was just a lovely powder-white sand all throughout. That’s okay though because based on his accounts, he enjoyed his one-week stay there and that what really counts. He didn’t take pictures but took videos of the activities they did there. Aside from swimming and exploring the place, he enjoyed parasailing, one of the many things they did with his friends. When I saw the video, it was really, really beautiful. Imagine yourself high up in the air with just the blue ocean underneath. One thing that he would like to experience again if he ever has the chance to come back was the helmet diving. It was his first time to dive. They were briefed on how to equalize pressure in the ears, taught hand signals to the divers and just enjoy the gifts of the sea. They gave a small packet of bread to feed the different species of fish they saw there and he enjoyed that too. The corals are just so lovely. The diving package comes with a CD where you will see yourself feeding a school of fish and admiring the lovely corals. They tried the ATV ride (buggy cars, one of the many options to go around the island) but it was not much of a challenge compared to helmet diving and parasailing. The place is open 24/7. The whole story-telling itself was just as exciting.
Boracay is one of the many (if not the best) tourist attractions in our country. A lot of tourists, foreign and local visit this place throughout the year. To view some photos of the place, just click this link. It is one of the world’s top beach destinations.
He brought home sweets, lots of key chains for me, for Nissa and for his office mates and t-shirts.