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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day148


    January 30, 2016 on the Philippines

    Enjoying the views over the private beach at our hotel. Our hotel was called Fairways and Bluewater and was ENORMOUS! It's set around a golf course with the rooms in villas. Our apartment must have been 800sqft! You have to laugh when their slogan is "the place to stay, swim and swing" not so sure they understood why we found it so funny!

  • Day131

    Boracay, Philippinen

    May 16, 2017 on the Philippines

    Nach dem wir schweren Herzens Sari und Luki in Cebu City verabschiedet haben ging es für uns zwei noch mal 4 Tage nach Boracay.

    Dort hieß es dann mal wieder Beachlife. Super schöne Strände aber leider auch viel zu überfüllt mit Touristen. Die Promenade war dicht an dicht mit Restaurants vollgepackt und jedes Restaurant spielte abends bei 1000dB seine eigene Musik. Wie in einem Irrenhaus, einfach schrecklich.

    Somit verkrümelten wir uns auf die andere Seite der Insel wo zum glück nicht so viel los war und verbrachten die Tage am Strand. Kulinarisch haben wir uns Pancakes und viele frische Coconut gegönnt. Am leeren Strand haben wir dann auch ein deutsches Pärchen getroffen die auch dem Trubel entfliehen wollten. Mit denen verbrachten wir dann spontan den kompletten nächsten Tag von morgens bis abends😀 Wir machten eine Bootstour mit schnorcheln und weiteren Stränden angucken.

    Nach dem uns Boracay generell nicht so gefallen hat, waren wir dann auch froh das wir weiterziehen konnten (zum Kiten wäre es hier evtl. ganz geil gewesen aber für nen normalen Urlaub war es einfach zu nervig) und nun hieß es of to Bali! Ein neues spannendes Land.
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  • Day81

    First unsuccessful Airbnb

    February 11, 2016 on the Philippines

    Shambala Apartments
    Feb 11-12, 2016
    1 night

    I'm all about the adrenaline. So i love the thrill of dubious airbnb bets. but it doesn't always pay off. Arrived at 1am after the 6h plane delay and got stood up by the host. Тоugh luck!! But the driver was super nice and drove us around to find another hotel. But it was Chinese New Years. Double tough luck. Found a room after a couple hours (it's in the next post) of door knocking. In many ways, this first experience was very representative of the polarizing encounters with Filipinos - one minute you'd be dealing with a drunk, gambling, fighting rooster raising, cat-calling miserable asshole, the other you'd be completely taken aback by stangers with boundless kindness and altruism, going far beyond was most mothers would do for their own children (not mine though, mine's the best).

    But the ants!!! The ants!They are everywhere!!

    And in general I must say that all Philippines accommodations feel like Soviet "санаторий".
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  • Day80

    Welcome to Boracay

    February 10, 2016 on the Philippines

    A queen of the trash pile!?
    Feb 10-11, 2016
    6 hours
    Walk-in at 2am

    Nothing to comment. Shit happens.

    I remember when I was in a summer math & physics camp after my 9th grade we were staying in NSU dormitory. And beds were single beds with metal springs. Which were, of course, broken after so many years. So we would put doors (!!! because doors size was perfect for the single beds ) above the springs but under our thin mattresses so that your ass doesn't fall on the ground because of the lousy springs. So, in this room they did put the door but forgot to put the mattress. But it was the least of my worries this night.Read more

  • Day59

    Boracay - a land from hell

    February 12, 2016 on the Philippines

    There was one thing from our whole trip that went right - kite surfing. Everything else went wrong. From accommodations, to transport, to people, food, infrastructure and awful state the that island is in.

  • Day1


    December 29, 2015 on the Philippines

    Beautiful Boracay. Small island in the Philippines which I can never forget.

    Landed in Kalibo airport and took a 2 hour bus journey to get me to Caticlan jetty, where I took a boat for 5 minutes to reach Boracay Island.
    I stayed in Boracay Uptown Hotel located at the White Beach. I'm not being racist. That is seriously the name of the beach. You can just relax by the beach and take it all in or you can go do all the activites that Boracay has to offer. This includes watersports like parasailing, jet skiing, kite sailing, etc. You need to go for a course if you want to kite sail. You can also get yourself attached to a rope and go ziplining like superman!

    Head to Ariel's Point if you are into cliff diving. There are multiple diving boards here. Starts from as low as 3 meters and gets to as high as 15 meters. Be sure to keep your body straight or you might end up with a bruised butt thanks to the water surface impact. They also offer kayaking and snorkelling. You need a day for this.

    Don't want to get wet? Don't understand why anyone would hate water, but okay. Plenty of other things to do other than getting yourself tanned by the beach. Go for a sunset cruise. Go drinking. Or better yet go PubCrawling - I did this for New Year 2016 and had an awesome time. Met some cool new peeps.

    Overall, Boracay is great if you are sick of work and need some time to unwind. Also great if you like diving into deep waters from cliffs. The highlight of my trip anyway.
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Balabag, Балабаг

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