For our fourth (!!!) anniversary as a couple, Edge and I packed our bags for Boracay. It would be his first time there while it was my second. I’ve been to the famous island in 2005 when I was in Kalibo competing in the National Secondary Schools Press Conference (I lost). Still, it was exciting for us to visit Bora together.
Unlike our many other backpacking trips, we decided to let our hair down for this one and spend a little more lavishly. It was our anniversary after all, and we needed the time for total R&R.
Being mid-July, the weather was far from sunny, but upon arriving on Friday, we were lucky enough to catch a few hours of the summer heat. We managed to work around the occasional rainfall to do some of the water activities that Boracay is famous for.
Some realizations! Edge had always thought of Boracay as an overrated island and our trip didn’t change this particular opinion of his. While we both think that it is indeed a beautiful place, we concluded that there are other places in the Philippines that could rival Boracay’s beauty. For one, the same white sand that makes Boracay world-famous can be found in Panglao Island in Bohol. Plus points for Panglao since it isn’t as crowded and noisy, which makes it ideal for vacationers looking for peace and quiet. BUT more on this later on, since I’m writing a piece about this on our travel blog, The Backpack Couple. #shamelessplugging
Looking back, we have no regrets for choosing Boracay as our fourth anniversary venue since the place still took our breath away. Boracay marks a new chapter for us towards more adventures in more places in the country and beyond.