Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

This is a photo of something that makes me dream. When life is a little too stressful or the winter days are too long, I day dream about a scene like in the photo below.


This photo was taken from beautiful White Beach in Boracay, Philippines.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

Here are some of my interpretations of the this week’s Photo Challenge: Hidden.

This photo was taken from our hotel room in Boracay, Philippines.

A cell door in Seodaemun Prison, Seoul, South Korea.


My father and I walking through a low gate at Deoksu Palace, Seoul, South Korea.

Being Active in Boracay

As I mentioned in my previous post, we didn’t just spend our whole vacation eating and relaxing on the beach. We actually took an afternoon to be active. There are many activities that you can participate in on Boracay Island that will get you away from your hotel from boat rides, to renting a sea-doo to hiking. We chose to rent a buggy car and go zip lining.

One of the reasons I wanted to drive  a buggy car to Mt. Luho is because I thought it would be an off road adventure. I pictured us maneuvering through a forest trial, splashing through mud puddles and navigating around large rocks. My hopes were a little dashed when the trail was not a trail, but a road and a paved road at that. It was still fun to be behind the wheel of a nontraditional vehicle and it sure beat walking to the top of Mt. Luho.

Driving our buggy car in Boracay

Once we got to the top, we decided on the spot to go zip lining. Well, with a little convincing from our guide. I’m glad we did. Zip lining is always a fun activity and when the trees are below your feet and all you can see is the beautiful water surrounding Boracay, it makes for an amazing experience.

Last minute preparations

Cindy enjoying the view

You can be lazy on your beach vacation in Boracay and you can be active (even for an afternoon), and either way you are having fun. I’m glad that we had a bit of both.

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Ahhh Beach Vacations! Our Trip to Boracay (pt. 1)

Sometimes you just need a beach vacation. If you have never been on one then, you should take one. If you have been on a beach vacation then you know exactly what I’m talking about. You spend your days lounging in the shade of palm trees, reading a good book, walking with sand between your toes, eating delicious food and swimming in clear blue water. We did all of these relaxing things on our vacation to the beach paradise of Boracay.

One of the best beaches in the world.

Boracay (which is  in the Philippines) has one of the best beaches in the world. Take one stroll down its pure white sand as you gaze upon the crystal clear blue water lapping upon it and you will see why it is one of the best. That’s what we did everyday we were there. We strolled up and down the beach. Sometimes we did this for relaxation purposes and other times we did this to find a restaurant to try out.

There are plenty of restaurants along the beach. Each restaurant catering to the international tastes of the island’s visitors. You can eat everything from Mexican to Japanese to American. We pretty much tried as much as we could and were rarely disappointed in the food or in the service.

Delicious Mexican Food

Our other favorite past time was to stick close to the hotel and just relax. Lounge on a chair while looking out over the water. Grab a book and read it to the point of drowsiness. Take a little dip in the warm, salty water of the ocean-basically unwind from the stresses of life in our beach paradise.

Our Hotel-Ambassador Hotel in Paradise

We just needed this beach vacation in Boracay. If you have ever taken a beach holiday then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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P.S In my next post, I’ll tell you what we did do when we finally did get active for a day. Stay tuned!