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Life's a beach.

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White sands and sun in paradise

BORACAY ISLAND    ...Boracay had one of the most famous beaches in the world and certainly the most well-known in the Philippines.  It was so convenient to get to.  Take a plane to a neighboring island.  At the airport were taxi drivers who will take you directly to the dock where anxious boatsmen were ready to take you to still further waiting taxi drivers.   Smooth, easy, and not too expensive.   

My idea of a perfect beach has nothing developed there.  If you were able to find one of those in the Philippines, and actually get to it, there would be no place to stay and nothing to eat.  Boracay was the opposite of that.   There were little "resorts" as far as the eye could see in any direction.   For the most part they were not the Sheridan / Hyatt style resorts.  They were little cottages made of bamboo and cement.  Prices ranged from very low to outrageously expensive.  We stayed at a moderate place for about $15.00 a night.   It wasn't fancy but it wasn't filthy either.

The thing to do in Boracay was drink mango shakes and eat at good restaurants.  There were so many to choose from.

 

MARTIN  
Copyright 1998 by Phillip Martin All rights reserved.

 

 

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