Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

Dear friends and readers of this blog,

Merry Christmas. The holiday season is a good time to relax, step back from our normal busy schedules and have reunion with our families and clans, friends and former schoolmates and officemates, meeting new friends,

On my part, my family took a bus/roll on roll off (RORO) trip to several islands of the country and the two girls enjoyed two great beaches so far.

Last Sunday, we went to White Beach, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro province. This used to be a very famous destination for those who want white sand  beach. But I think people now have more choices to visit, thanks to budget airlines, more comfortable vehicles and buses. In short, P.Galera does not appear to be so attractive to many people now in Metro  Manila  and surrounding areas. Nonetheless, the two girls enjoyed the place.

Then we went to Roxas, the southern municipality of Oriental Mindoro (P. Galera is on the north) to take the boat to Caticlan, Aklan province, so we can go to Boracay.

We took this boat from Roxas to Caticlan, about 4 1/2 hours. We boarded  the  boat around 11:30 pm, it finally left Roxas port around 2:05am. It was full  of passengers, buses, trucks and cars. Safe trip. It was also the first big boat ride of our two girls.

We checked in early at La Carmela hotel in Boracay, it's good there  was a vacant room as there were many people in the island-beach.

Lunch at Astoria Boracay. They have a promo, they were selling a club membership package, they gave free buffet lunch before the seminar. Nice food,  nice hotel.

Only one night and we travelled to Iloilo, to my wife's family.

It was a tiring but good trip.
Dec. 21, we slept at Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
Dec. 22, we slept at a boat, moving from  Mindoro to Panay islands.
Dec. 23, we were in Boracay, Aklan, and
Dec. 24, we were in Iloilo City, Iloilo province.

Memorable trip.

Once again, Merry Christmas friends.

See also:

12-12-12, December 12, 2012 

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