Since we’re not heading somewhere bluer than the blue ocean right here at home this Memorial Day weekend, I went for a “photo hunt” and found these pics of previous travels. These images were taken in Aruba when we visited in September 2007.
How does these compare? These pics were taken last summer, right here. Yes, right here in the middle of New York. See? We don’t have to travel via car and consume gas or fly anywhere else to enjoy the beach and the sun. I don’t know why we even had to venture out to the Caribbean on our previous vacations.
But, I have to be honest with you, I love the Caribbean. The “feel” is different. Having been there numerous times, I think I can really say that there is a reason why many are drawn to the beaches of the Caribbean.
But how about Hawaii? Hawaii is paradise. Several visits to Hawaii made me love the place too. Besides, when I go to Hawaii, I feel like I’m “home”, in the Philippines (my birthplace). That brings me to the beauty of Boracay (having been there when it was still serene and pristine and not yet highly commercialized. Club Panoly was the only big hotel at that time), Amanpulo in Palawan( love, love the seclusion and exclusivity) and Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte (nothing beats the comfort of my Uncle’s beach resort). The pleasure of having been to these places makes me so fickle minded, because they all have their inherent charm and beauty.
Wherever you’re headed this Memorial Day weekend, stay safe and have fun!