The happy feeling of being by the beach is fast fading. City life is great but there’s just something different about island life. I should really finish these Boracay posts before they turn into me crying about just being in Manila.
8:00 AM - Breakfast at Sea Breeze Cafe, only picked at my food but guzzled down two coffees because who wakes up at 8 on vacation?
10:30 AM - Went shopping in D'Talipapa again, fell in love with penis ashtrays, bought a shit ton of island jewelry and other little souvenirs
12:00 PM - Back to White Beach for some tanning, swimming, drinks, and teaching my aunt how to tread water (she still doesn’t know how to)
3:00 PM - Took a tricycle to the Shangri-La pick up point at D'Mall since we would be spending the afternoon there, tricycles are very Filipino and very cheap but unfortunately terrifying, I was so happy to clamber out of it and into the Shangri-La’s shuttle
3:30 PM - Arrived at the Shangri-La for a late lunch at Vintana, where the Englishmen at the table next to us were quietly conducting a business deal of £10 million, which they signed over their meal
4:30 PM - After a bathroom selfie sesh, we went on a buggy tour of the resort, which is the number one resort in Boracay and decided we would book a villa there for our next family reunion because the villas are crazy expensive starting at $8000 but each one comes with its own butler
5:00 PM - After our little tour we decided to have desserts at one of the Shangri La’s poolside bars, which also overlooks one of their private beaches, and well nothing tastes as good as eating by the ocean feels
6:30 PM - We said bye to Shangri La to do more shopping at D'Mall, found the Hobbit House, then retired to our room for a light dinner
11:00 PM - Ended the day by getting wavy at the Wave Bar & Lounge’s VIP Lounge
Stay tuned for the final installment: Boracay Day Three!