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Boracay Island: more than just another white beach!

boracollage

yes....I was once that skinny!!! Next time I go back to Boracay, I better look like that again!!!

For the past few years, my family and I have ushered in the New Year in one of the Philippines’ most famous beaches, Boracay. From the first time I went there, I fell in love with the place, from the soft and powdery white sand to the crystal clear waters. For the most part, I am happy enough lounging in the sand and soaking up the sun, but there are indeed many other exciting activities to explore while on the island.

For one, there is the ever famous Banana Boat ride and it’s sibling ride, the Fly Fish. I personally haven’t tried the latter, but I heard it’s fun but a bit riskier than the banana boat. Of course jet skiing and other water sports are also abundant.

Another interesting thing to try will be parasailing. I did that three years ago (and it was still quite costly then!) and it was definitely one of the most adventurous and exciting things I have ever done. In that same trip, we tried reef walking too. Sadly, I did not have an underwater camera yet at that time.

zorb

In my last trip, I discovered that there are places that offer atv riding and what they call Riding the Zorb. The Zorb (author’s note: browsing the net, I found out that the use of the name Zorb is apparently an infringement to the copyright of a New Zealand based company. The ride in Boracay IS NOT affiliated with the original makers/designers/copyrighted company. Thus, ride at your own risk) is a giant inflatable ball  that rolls down a hill with you inside of it. There were two types of balls available, the aqua and the harness balls. I enjoyed the aqua ball immensely! It’s like riding in a giant water slide. On the other hand, the harness was kind of more painful and scary! The ride was quite brief,  just a few seconds long, and somewhat expensive, but the experience was well worth it! It was definitely a fun way to start of 2010!!!

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