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    Crystal Ocean Resort, also along that alley going to Alice Resort.





    My guess is that prices of the "gaff" (accdg to Terry57) along that alley are similar since they are in competition for clients. All the gaffs along that alley had "rooms available" since it was lean season.

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    And now, the beach pics



    This is in the direction of Station 3


    Direction of Station 1


    It was lean season and there weren't many ppl on the beach. Accdg to our boatman (we hired a boat on the 2nd day), during high season, you could hardly see the sand bcos of the number of ppl. These were taken late afternoon, ~5pm. The sand is white and very fine. Best beach that I've been to, so far.
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    @patsycat: Alice in Wonderland is a great resort. I hope you do visit Boracay!

    Here's a map of Boracay that I saw painted on a wall


    Station 2 is where there are lots of bars & restos. Station 1 & 3 are quieter. While walking during late afternoon in Station 3, we saw some couples (some young whites, some Koreans) making out in the water. They prolly wouldn't do that in Station 2. lol

    When my group entered Boracay, we were brought to Corban (?) port, on the western side. When we left, we were brought to Tambisan port, on the southwest.

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    This is how clear the water is. Sorry for my fugly feet, lol.


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    This is Nigi Nigi Nu Noos, a resto-bar. Lots of whites. I think I saw this in BLD's thread.



    Quote for the day at Nigi's


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    More beach pics I felt such a perv sometimes. lol





    These were taken on the 1st day. On the last day, I was already camera-weary and didn't take many pics. Just strolled around.

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    Looks like a nice place and the price is right. 160 usd per person per month is cheap living no matter where your from for a poolside pad. With the money you save on lodging you can surly find some good eats.

    Belut in Philippines, kielook (sp?) In Laos is considered a delicacie. Different strokes for different folks. My gf would rather eat some stinky paste over a greasy pork chop.

    More pics please. And thanks for them. Allways nice to get a fresh perspective on places I haven't been. Admittedly I'm no Jonny Cash..............I Haven't been everywhere man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
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    Hey Katie, the Last time I was with DBL he had his toe's painted the same colour.

    You stole his war paint huh.

    I must say though, your toes are much nicer than Lao's gnarly old things.

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    One of my more stupid moves was to tell a Scottish mate of mine to fuk off and sober up when he called me in 1991 to say there was a bar for sale on the beach there. One of the only ones at the time.

    He even offered to go halves.... doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    This is Nigi Nigi Nu Noos, a resto-bar. Lots of whites. I think I saw this in BLD's thread.



    Quote for the day at Nigi's

    Top pics Katie.

    Ngi ngi noos is a favourite haunt of the Dragon Lady and I. There is a guy who works there called Reyes who can organise just about anything on the island for you. Seems like he has cousins everywhere.

    A lot of people don't realise that there is more to Boracay than White beach. Puka is one of my favourites. And during the low season when the wind is on White beach you take a short stroll across the island to Bulabog beach which is sheltered at that time of the year.

    We were there only a couple of months ago Katie but your pics have got me planning our return already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
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    Hey Katie, the Last time I was with DBL he had his toe's painted the same colour.

    You stole his war paint huh.

    I must say though, your toes are much nicer than Lao's gnarly old things.
    Only cost me 30 pesos to get that shade of nail polish, screaming bargain that I couldn't say no to. Now back to the more serious subject of pinoy breakfasts, my fave is the one with the tinned corned beef fried up with onions served with garlic rice and a fried egg, they do tend to over do it with the oil though, hits the spot that does, good thing about boracay is you can eat whatever kind of food you like, I think a lot of people whine about Filipino food because it's really not all that exotic or spicy, some good eats to be had though if you take the time to look, Bye the way Katie what do you call that kind of corned beef breakfast? Corn silog?

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    ^Asked my chef wife. Looked at me like I was retarded, and said "It's called corned beef".

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    Ok, we will just refer to it as oil silog then

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    That'll work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    some good eats to be had though if you take the time to look
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    corned beef

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    After looking at loads of trip reports.

    I think i would prefer Borocay to Bali as a destination when i win the lottery!!

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    patsy - you parsley view the frog - try madagascar

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    Hi all, thanks for the replies. My photobucket doesn't work now, as I have crappy internet and it gets worse when it rains (and it's raining here now).

    So for now, I'll just try to answer responses. I'll also try to update this thread when I find the time. Remember that I'm a simple office girl who has to earn her keep. lol

    @Terry - my toes thank you kindly for the compliment. lol

    @BLD - yeah, it's cornsilog. I ate cornsilog one of those days, and took a pic. Unfortunately I can't upload pics now, so the cornsilog pic has to wait. :-P

    @Davis - don't you guys ever eat silog breakfasts? Maybe your wife & kids are too "sosyal" that they don't eat silogs. Even Jollibee offers silog breakfast meals. :-P

    I don't eat silog breakfasts that often, as they're too oily and carby (I usually just take a light brekky), but at Boracay there weren't many cheap (and nearby) options, so we ate silog breakfasts during the 3 days that we were there. BLD is correct that some places overdo the oil. I'm glad that the place we ate at didn't.

    For those who're wondering, ___silog is an acronym. Si = sinangang, which is fried rice (but you can choose fried rice or just boiled), log = itlog, which is egg.

    You can have a variety of silog meals. They're usually eaten for breakfast, but some places offer "all day silog meals", meaning, you can order it and they'll cook it for you.

    tapsilog: tapa (cured beef)
    longsilog: longganisa (local sausage)
    tosilog: tocino (cured pork)
    hotsilog: hotdog
    spamsilog & hamsilog (self-explanatory, lol)
    chicksilog: chicken
    bangsilog: bangus (milkfish)
    cornsilog: corned beef
    tuyosilog: tuyo (dried fish)

    I bet if you can think of other variants and they have it on stock, they can make a silog meal for you! :-)

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    ^ I don't eat breakfast, Katie, Haven't since I went in the Army in '67. I have no idea what my wife and kids eat for breakfast; I don't get up that early.

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    Re: Boracay accommodations, I got to talk w/ a colleague today who has also been to Boracay. She went there for a convention. She said that their "gaff" costed P700/night. But I bet that it didn't have a pool and that it was just a very basic room with A/C.

    @fishlocker - yes, I eat balut, but not so much now. Used to eat it a lot when when I was a kid, as my parents used to buy it for us. We have a saying: "Kumain ng balut, pampatigas (or is it pampalakas?) ng tuhod". It means: eat balut and your knees will get strong.

    @smugfarangbore - if you bought that place in Boracay in 1991, you might've been filthy rich now. Maybe you'd have an establishment as big as La Carmela. :-)

    @crocman - we didn't eat/drink at Nigi's, but my friends told me to take a pic of the quote, so I did. lol Re: cousins, when I go visit my dad's province, it's the same. Prolly every 3rd person that I meet is a relative. lol Re: beaches, we hired a boat to go around the island and to neighboring ones (Crystal Cove, etc). We had to take the boat at Balabag beach (took a trike from Station 2) since the waves were too strong at White Beach for the bangkas. We spent some time at Ilig-iligan beach and I haven't shown the pics. We weren't able to go to the part where Manny Pacquaio's house is located, since the waves were too strong according to the boatman.

    @patsy - If you want temples, ricefields as well as beaches, then go for Bali. Just don't go there during Christmas season since the area of Kuta beach is horrible, full of rubbish. If you want just beach, then Boracay. I made a Bali pic thread, and your man Terry has one too. I'd like to go back to Bali when it's a better time and there's no trash washing up on the shores of Kuta beach.

    @baldrick - I'd like to go to Madagascar, just to see if they have talking penguins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^ I don't eat breakfast, Katie, Haven't since I went in the Army in '67. I have no idea what my wife and kids eat for breakfast; I don't get up that early.
    Lucky you, not having to wake up early. :-) Yup, Army in '67, then Vietnam duty. Speaking of Vietnam, I talked w/ a colleague (same colleague who went to Boracay) and she told me of her recent trip to Hanoi. She knows that I'm half Viet. I said that I haven't been to the north, only visited the south. Since she went to the north, all the museums talk about the glorious & victorious VC, and the evil American enemy. lol I gave her a brief history lesson, from the south viewpoint. We both agreed that history can be viewed from many different perspectives - depends on who is telling the story. :-)
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    What activities did you try in Boracay?

    Hey there Katie!

    I'm a returning OFW to the Philippines and I plan to treat my family with a trip to Boracay. Can you tell me some of the activities you tried? Also, where did you stay? Please tell a great Boracay hotel I can stay in with my family. Thanks in advance.

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    ^So Alice, you are a Filipina. And you are joining a Thai-based forum to ask questions about a resort in your own country, to include asking questions that have already been answered in the thread that you obviously didn't bother to read.


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    I haven't forgotten this thread, but was quite busy with work+life the past days. Photobucket hasn't been cooperating either. The recent kidnapping of 3 foreigners + 1 Filipina has been a downer for the tourism industry, but I think Boracay is still a safe location for tourists. I'll try to add more pics to this thread later.

    Some of you may be wondering what I'm doing here, on a Thai-based forum. I came to TD initially for some info re: border crossings in Thailand and Cambodia for a backpacking trip. I saw the travel threads and lingered.

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    I'm glad you enjoyed Boracay, found cheap accommodation and went with a group of friends.

    Myself and a friend went last July - she's usually loads of fun but wasn't that chipper this time around (she was going through the last stage of divorce and her filthbag of an ex-husband managed to get a house, car, jetski, motorbike and a few hundred thousand Aus dollars out of her).

    It rained daily and was windy. I noted in your pictures they has those massive plastic screens near the 'boardwalk' acting as wind buffers - problem is, while you're supping on an extra-strength happy hour (all freakin' day) cocktail, you can't see past them to the ocean. They were still up when you were there?

    Great place to get laid, if that's what you want. Loads of Kimchieans, Chinese, foreigners and locals, with plenty of cheap booze.

    I look forward to my next visit - probably February next year. But I'll head to Cebu and Bohol, or Palawan again.

    Oh, one thing I do so love about the place is Boracay rum - yum yum!


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