Adventure’s in Boracay, Philippines – New Years Eve

Boracay Fireworks

One of the main reasons I decided on New Years Eve on the Filipino island of Boracay was to meet my best friend Josh and his wife, Christine.  They had been traveling islands in the Philippines for a few weeks with her family & friends (who happen to be Filipino).  Our reunion began in the afternoon of December 31st and promised to lead to a fun-filled week of reminiscing and making new memories.

We grabbed my bags from the hostel and dropped them off at our hotel before wandering down to the beach.  Christine’s brother Adrian joined us as we caught up while strolling through my mini island tour.  The main event was tonight and we quickly went back to the hotel to change for New Years Eve dinner!

We dressed in slightly above “beach attire” and went to the White House Hotel to check out the buffet and drinks.  There I was introduced to Tito Francis, Tito Rei, Tita Susan and Tita Anali.  They were highschool friend’s of Christine’s parents (Nancy & Rudy) who still lived in the Philippines.  Lucky for me that meant I was sure to get the authentic Filipino experience!

White House Hotel and the other resorts we visited were managed and owned by their old friends so we got VIP treatment.  Or perhaps it was just that they spoke Tagalog so the waitstaff didn’t inflate prices for us white-folk.  But enough of that, lets skip ahead to what we’ve all been waiting for.  FOOD!

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First vacation booked!

I just booked my New Years Eve plans.  I know its far in advance but flights were going up and hostels are already sold out!  Not to mention vacations are a luxury in my first year since I only get 2 weeks off (plus a few long weekends and random days) my first year so I’m making sure to take advantage of the week I get for New Years Eve!

I’ll be flying to Boracay Island in the Philippines where I’m meeting up with my good friends Josh and Christine Golub.  All I know this far in advance is that I’m in a hostel for a few days while they are off adventuring on another island and might be staying at their hotel or the hostel for the rest of the week.  After they arrive we’ll be exploring the luxurious white beaches and the water sports of Boracay together.  I”m sure we’ll be toasting with new made friends as we celebrate the new year!