IÂ lived in Malaysia and second monkey lived in Japan at that time, so we decided to meet in Manila and travel a bit of the country. I was at the airport, waiting, and suddenly realized I might not recognize second monkey since she is a different species of primate. Luckily, we still recognize each other.
We took the bus to Batangas and hopped onto a ferry to Puerto Gallera. We avoided the rowdy, touristy part and opted to stay at the other end of town in a place called White Beach. It was a good choice as the beach was quiet with a peaceful feeling.
From Puerto Gallera, we took the local bus all the way to Roxas inÂ Mindoro to catch the boat to Boracay. It was not an easy way to go but we did manage to arrive in one piece in Roxas.
We found accommodation on an isolated beach some distance out of town in a dilapidated hut that was not seen an occupant for a long time – it looked abandoned and ready to collapse but was cheap and on the beach where we had to take our outrigger to Boracay early the next day.
We started our trip early morning in very sunny and beautiful weather. It was a pleasant trip on calm seas with two young boys who entertained us by running on the outrigger every time the boat shifted to one side or the other. Our bumpy bus trip and the dilapidated hut melted into a long-ago memory.
Boracay is beautiful, with its sandy, powdered beach which can be easily rated as one of the best beach in the world. We returned through Kalibo, Aklan to fly back to Manila. Second monkey had to go back to Japan while I had to catch a flight back to Malaysia.