The bar is often packed with artists, journalists, academics and regulars who the waiters know by name. For vacations where i can spend as much, so well yes i enjoy the other side of service. I wouldn't go that far personally, but it does have its own charms. I went to Cebu and Bohol last year and Bohol is still on top of my favorite islands in my country! The photos you see on postcards of darting cliffs encasing the Twin Lagoons are actually of Coron and not of El Nido. Getting killed for sharing your experience when PH pols get wind of it?
And for Pork being sold at the wet Market hanging in the sun for hours with flies have there way with it. The best island life is best kept secret: Just to summarize for all the people who may read your blog and discussions here: Boracay was once listed in the top 10 resorts in the world. And women are partially responsible for this because they know the benefits that come with that. After having a nice dinner, usually buffet and listening to a quality live band.
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Some people will still like the Boracay vibe, some others will prefer the more quiet Palawan just to name another very famous spot , I visited many Islands in the Philippines because I stayed there for 4 months in a row, and I can assure you that they are still well worth a visit! In the evening, the beach even becomes more dynamic as food stalls occupy the shore and live bands entertain the crowd. You were there at a wrong time. The ticket price for Caticlan airport is usually ridiculously high. Yours is a classic example of culture shock.
I read your article regarding your disappointing trip to Boracay. But more than that, I think Bora is over rated. Hey you still have 7, islands to visit and explore. Getting here is done in James Bond fashion: Take a flight to Caticlan and it will just take a 20 minute boat ride to the island — depends on which resort you stay at, they can have a private boat pick you up Discovery Shores, Shangrila etc. Boracay is commercialized and is suitable for those who love partying by the beach. Thanks and good write of this place.