For two consecutive years until 2017, Boracay has been crowned the best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. This year, Boracay ranked second to Siargao, followed by Palawan, in the top three Best in Asia subcategory as determined by the publication’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. The magazine described Boracay as top tourist destination in Asia with “gentle coastlines,” “transportive sunsets,” and “thriving nightlife scene.”
Here’s to heart-catching emerald green waters, calming white, pure sands, fresh air, blue skies, and oh! the perfect awe-inspiring limestone cliffs. This is something that will get you off your feet in just a heartbeat! Yes, HELLO EL NIDO AND PUERTO PRINSESA!
When reality is better than your dreams– that’s what I felt the moment my feet stepped into the paradise of Coron, Palawan.
Imagine women traveling freely; with no limitations, no judgements, no danger, no restraint. What a concept. We, women, often get doubted with our abilities to travel liberally. We face far more issues traveling alone than men do. We always get that figure that in order for us to travel, women has to be with someone just for them to be secured.
I want to touch every grain of sand and swim to every clear waters of the beach. I want to climb every coconut trees and see how breathtaking the island is from above. I want to run to random places and be lost and get sunburned. I want to say hello to every person I pass by and know their stories behind their smiles. I want to chase every sunrise and sunsets and sleep under the stars. And so I go.
I was in need of a quick adventure. My itchy feet has this strong desire to explore a place unknown to others; a place where there is less tourists, and more connection to the nature. Suddenly, I thought of Kalanggaman Island. And oh there’s Biliran province close to it. Thus, I thank God for the beauty of these provinces; a paradise that is beyond stunning.
When reality is better than your dreams– that’s the sentiment I got when I stepped into the breathtaking province of Mati, Davao Oriental. The heart-catching long strip of pure, white shores, calming azure waves, fresh air, blue skies, and oh! the perfect awe-inspiring coconut trees are something that will get you off your feet in just a heartbeat! PS: This is a warning. You might get attached with this dreamland, just like I did.