The long wait is over! After 20 years, I finally made it to the tropical paradise of Boracay Island. Woot woot! I was born and raised in Manila, and I admit that I’ve never been to that much places in the Philippines. The farthest place I’ve gone to in the north is Baguio and in the south is Aklan (more of my travel post here!). It was such an adventure traveling for almost 15 hours! (Kinabog yung 10 hours na biyahe ko papuntang Dubai eh though I know it’s a plane ride but still…HAHA). Yes, it was a very long and tiring bus and ferry ride but it is all worth it once you step on the powder white sand beach and see the crystal clear turquoise water of Boracay. Uhhh…prolly the best beach vacation to date!
So let me share a little story about how Boracay got its name which I learned from my cousin (aka the best tour guide ever!) who actually lives in Malay, Aklan. He told me that long time ago, there’s a german family who lived in the island. They have a child named “Cay” who can’t say a word until one day, she saw bubbles on the seashore and she uttered “Bora” which is an old local word meaning bubbles. This is her first word ever, so to give appreciation to the family, the local settlers decided to name the island, “Boracay”.
How cool is that? I mean, I know that there are several versions exists about the origin of the name Boracay but I like this story a lot. Plus I googled about it but I haven’t seen any stories similar to the one I mentioned above. So that means, sakin nyo unang nalaman ‘to. Chos! HAHAHA.