Boracay Getaway (September 2012)

Instant weekend getaway to accompany some visitors at work who wanted to visit Boracay.

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We checked in at Discovery Shores. Immediately went to the shore when we arrived. Look at that view!

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Got these awesome welcome sweets in my room.

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Here are some pictures we took while walking by the beach.

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We went island hopping the next day. I forgot what this island was named, but it was such a pristine place.

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Our food was prepared by our boatman when we got to the island. Hmm, so delicious!

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Back at the white beach, we took pictures of the grotto.

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Went to this little coffee shop named Real Coffee. They were known for their calamansi muffins.

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These are what you see when you walk by the beach near Station 2. A lot of people will approach you to convince you to try the various island activities.

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Took this picture while drinking a mango milkshake from Jonah’s. A must try in Boracay.

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Here’s a view of the island from the plane on our way back to Manila.

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A Day in Beautiful Victoria, BC (June 9, 2012)

Traveled alone to Victoria on my last weekend in Canada last June 2012. It was a lot of fun!

Going to Victoria

Took the Sky Train from Robson Street to the BC Ferries. Boarded the Spirit of Vancouver for the one hour ride to Victoria.

Getting ready to board the Spirit of Vancouver
View from the deck

Welcome to Victoria!
Victoria Transit System

The Butchart Gardens

My first stop was The Butchart Gardens. What an awesome place!

Almost there!

Japanese garden

Threw some coins in the different bodies of water around the garden and made wishes. I hope some at least one of them comes true!

I could stay at the garden the entire day, but it was already 2:00 PM when I finished and there were so many other places to visit in Victoria.

Waiting for Bus 75x for my next stop, Castle of Craigdarroch

Castle of Craigdarroch

Here’s a preview of the castle. Will post next batch of pictures next time 🙂

Castle on a hill