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@  Mentalist : (22 October 2017 - 02:07 AM)

was checking out some teenies at the traffic lights just now, and they gave me a greasy look. i forgot where i was and that im nearly 40. damn i miss angeles. the reply there would be "come to my bar" or "i go with you"

@  Evilfriar : (22 October 2017 - 12:52 AM)

lol your kidding lol Koreans in lol AC? lol

@  Iamdawon : (21 October 2017 - 05:54 PM)

Lot of Koreans in Angeles lol. Even Korean guys took turns squirting water guns at the girls at the scorebird wet t shirt contest lol

@  downhiller99 : (21 October 2017 - 03:31 PM)

@pitstop No idea, but heard the contest winner got 40,000 from DH. This after several different pageants over several weeks which resulted in the grand prize.

@  pitstop : (21 October 2017 - 02:43 PM)

@downhiller. How much of the P50,000 does the girl get?

@  mi tasol : (21 October 2017 - 12:46 PM)

Air Niugini was only 10 minutes late, in the van on the way to AC now...woohoo

@  azl : (21 October 2017 - 10:31 AM)

anyone else having problems with their posts not showing up ? but only blank or do you have to wait several days ?

@  downhiller99 : (21 October 2017 - 09:41 AM)

threw

@  downhiller99 : (21 October 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Saw a couple guys at Dollhouse get into a bead contest so "their" girl would win. One guy throw at least 50,000 peso in gold beads plus numerous DLDs. His girl won the contest, but he left empty handed (no BF). Still SMH hahaha

@  Iamdawon : (21 October 2017 - 09:31 AM)

Wooohooo first trip to scorebirds .... success my fav girl won lol kekekek now hoping stros beat down the mighty Yankees

@  Stealth009 : (21 October 2017 - 08:10 AM)

@Kadachiman , i dont mind doing that from time to time , lol

@  Kadachiman : (21 October 2017 - 07:26 AM)

Stealth mentioning his 'connections' ....now that is unusual...lol

@  Stealth009 : (21 October 2017 - 06:48 AM)

@Red Guy , The ABC group sold there shares as gerard told me last so i dont think he will know much , but i wil try to filter out some info by his dad when i see him soon , when i am there for my Cabana Party

@  Stealth009 : (21 October 2017 - 06:45 AM)

@Red Guy , Hmmmm ,curious to know why it`s taking so long , smh , looks like these european investers are more cousius , does that mean that the booming wave is coming to it`s end there in AC ????

@  statusquo : (21 October 2017 - 06:18 AM)

At a cool price of 500,000 pounds

@  statusquo : (21 October 2017 - 06:17 AM)

@Pikachu The bastard told me nobody had owned it before. I thought the paperwork a bit dodgy. Plus the loan he gave me was 20% a month. :wacko:

@  Kadachiman : (21 October 2017 - 05:53 AM)

If Air Nugini is on time......that is a big IF...have fun mate and enjoy your break

@  mi tasol : (21 October 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Manila flight departs in 1 hour, getting close now..

@  Kadachiman : (21 October 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Filipina version of virgin = I have not done this with YOU before...so first time

@  Iamdawon : (21 October 2017 - 04:27 AM)

for girl who took it for first time she handle it well lol 18 year old



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#1 ONLINE   Walrus1955

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:27 AM

Just back from a week on Boracay.  What's the old saying?  You only get one chance to make a last impression.  Once I got there, it was okay.  Not great, but okay.  Getting there was the problem.  Bought the all inclusive package transportation from airport to hotel on the Cebu Pacific flight for 550 pesos (only).  Well, once I had my bag and exited the airport I learned the package was contracted to Southwestern Tours.  Found their van, but was told I had to go to the ticket window.  I guess what I got on the plan was a voucher for the ticket.  There were forms to be completed and paperwork to administer, then I was handed a stack of documents to carry with me to the ferry.
 
Got to the ferry and had to go through a security checkpoint and have the bag x-rayed.  Oh, and no wearing a hat inside the terminal.  The I had to go to another line where my receipt for the 75 peso environment tax was collected.  Then it was into the line to get out on the ferry dock.  More of paper was taken there.  Once on the dock I had no clue which ferry was Southwestern's, finally I asked.  Once aboard, we sat and waited until it was full.  Then it was off on a quick ride across the water to the Boracay ferry port.
 
We all milled about for awhile, and finally someone asked us individually which hotel.  I guess the divided us up into one of two vans.  My hotel was the Artista and it was the last stop.  The "National Highway" which is about a lane and a half wide was total gridlock.  My hotel being at the far end of Station 1 made for a long ride.  2 hours all told from airport to hotel.
 
I was also a little surprised to learn that the hotel is about two blocks off the road.  To his credit, the driver carried my bag across the beach.  The Arista is small, and older, and probably overpriced.  The staff was very friendly and accommodating though which goes a long way with me.  The free breakfast was one of 3 options...American, Pancake, and something else I never tried and don't remember.
 
I like to walk, so I did the hike from Station 1 to the border with Station 3.  The beach was nice and the water was very clear.  At first I was dismayed at being so far from the "action", but once I saw that the action was hordes of Koreans and Chinese, I much appreciated my quiet little Station 1 beach.
 
Made the mistake of visiting the Spider House near my hotel.  Really cool place built into the side of a rock face with great ambiance.  Mediocre food though and astoundingly bad service, even by PI standards.  A shame that.
 
Not much else to report.  Hung out in a couple of bars, the beer was wet and cold and when I left I was drunk, so mission accomplished I suppose.  Really nothing there that would make me want to go back though.  Lots of construction going on, including some big ass hotels.  I just can't imagine how that is going to work out.  The infrastructure is already overwhelmed.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

It is a shame that the place is being over developed, first couple of days there is great but it soon gets pretty boring, water sports floating thingy was ok. I was lucky with the restsurants i used but i would not go back there.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:15 AM

Nice report and I agree that it is being over developed and the infrastructure there is already past capacity. On top of that they extended the runway at Caticlan to accommodate jet planes so that more passengers can get there at one time. I have been to Boracay twice and I am glad that I got to experience it but I don't think I will be going back because the last time it was just too crowded. Also a week is DEFINITELY too long, I was there for 5-days and I had a girl with me and we did everything that they had to offer....lol.

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

great report ...thanks for sharing...


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:36 AM

First visit was 20 years ago, it was a quiet relaxing place to visit, a few hotels and hostels, prices were similar to surrounding towns and cities

 

Been going steadily down hill ever since

 

If asked to rate it today, I can sum it up in 3 words

 

Overpriced, and over rated


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:48 AM

 

Just back from a week on Boracay.  What's the old saying?  You only get one chance to make a last impression.  Once I got there, it was okay.  Not great, but okay.  Getting there was the problem.  Bought the all inclusive package transportation from airport to hotel on the Cebu Pacific flight for 550 pesos (only).  Well, once I had my bag and exited the airport I learned the package was contracted to Southwestern Tours.  Found their van, but was told I had to go to the ticket window.  I guess what I got on the plan was a voucher for the ticket.  There were forms to be completed and paperwork to administer, then I was handed a stack of documents to carry with me to the ferry.
 
Got to the ferry and had to go through a security checkpoint and have the bag x-rayed.  Oh, and no wearing a hat inside the terminal.  The I had to go to another line where my receipt for the 75 peso environment tax was collected.  Then it was into the line to get out on the ferry dock.  More of paper was taken there.  Once on the dock I had no clue which ferry was Southwestern's, finally I asked.  Once aboard, we sat and waited until it was full.  Then it was off on a quick ride across the water to the Boracay ferry port.
 

You are being a little bit over-dramatic.  Or maybe you haven't been to the Philippine much.

 

Yes, pretty much everything happens like you said on the way from the airport to the hotel, but that is life in the Philippines.  I have done it maybe 8 or 10 times in the past 12 years.  It is never straight forward.

 

I would encourage anyone who has never been to Boracay to go and experience for yourself.  It i different for everyone.

 

I can easily stay there two weeks and enjoy. But, no, not at Station 2.

 

Boracay is alot more than the stretch of sand infront of Station 2.  If you want to party hard for 4 nights, you will love Boracay.  If you want a place to relax and enjoy for 4 nights, then you will love Boracay.  But if you stay in the wrong area, you will be stuck.

 

Do your own research.  Enjoy!



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

First visit was 20 years ago, it was a quiet relaxing place to visit, a few hotels and hostels, prices were similar to surrounding towns and cities

 

Been going steadily down hill ever since

 

If asked to rate it today, I can sum it up in 3 words

 

Overpriced, and over rated

I agree somewhat.

 

12 years ago the expats I met said that Boracay was ruined 10 years ago.

 

I could easily say the same thing - Boracay was ruined 10 years ago.

 

But, there really is something for everyone in Boracay.  But it takes a bit more to find it.

 

Although, I have to agree that the Korean and Chinese tour groups along with the super-busy traffic on the main road have all made for a bit more unpleasant experience.

 

The other thing is that it is not cheap.  Boracay is Manila prices for everything.  It takes a keen eye to keep prices down.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Once in  a lifetime IS enough for Boracay, although I actually went twice (although in the mid 90s). There is NOTHING there for me; i love CLEAN beaches and water and small numbers of friendly people.  

 

Note to OP: and you went in low season when gridlock is at low ebb. 

 

Boracay is a paradigm of how unregulated mass tourism can ruin a nice island in a decade (or less). Malapascua, the "new Boracay" is another example. 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:18 PM

Once in a lifetime IS enough for Boracay, although I actually went twice (although in the mid 90s). There is NOTHING there for me; i love CLEAN beaches and water and small numbers of friendly people.

Note to OP: and you went in low season when gridlock is at low ebb.

Boracay is a paradigm of how unregulated mass tourism can ruin a nice island in a decade (or less). Malapascua, the "new Boracay" is another example.

It was during a major korean holiday so I wasn't surprised at the number of Koreans

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

 

Just back from a week on Boracay.  What's the old saying?  You only get one chance to make a last impression.  Once I got there, it was okay.  Not great, but okay.  Getting there was the problem.  Bought the all inclusive package transportation from airport to hotel on the Cebu Pacific flight for 550 pesos (only).  Well, once I had my bag and exited the airport I learned the package was contracted to Southwestern Tours.  Found their van, but was told I had to go to the ticket window.  I guess what I got on the plan was a voucher for the ticket.  There were forms to be completed and paperwork to administer, then I was handed a stack of documents to carry with me to the ferry.
 
Got to the ferry and had to go through a security checkpoint and have the bag x-rayed.  Oh, and no wearing a hat inside the terminal.  The I had to go to another line where my receipt for the 75 peso environment tax was collected.  Then it was into the line to get out on the ferry dock.  More of paper was taken there.  Once on the dock I had no clue which ferry was Southwestern's, finally I asked.  Once aboard, we sat and waited until it was full.  Then it was off on a quick ride across the water to the Boracay ferry port.
 
We all milled about for awhile, and finally someone asked us individually which hotel.  I guess the divided us up into one of two vans.  My hotel was the Artista and it was the last stop.  The "National Highway" which is about a lane and a half wide was total gridlock.  My hotel being at the far end of Station 1 made for a long ride.  2 hours all told from airport to hotel.
 
I was also a little surprised to learn that the hotel is about two blocks off the road.  To his credit, the driver carried my bag across the beach.  The Arista is small, and older, and probably overpriced.  The staff was very friendly and accommodating though which goes a long way with me.  The free breakfast was one of 3 options...American, Pancake, and something else I never tried and don't remember.
 
I like to walk, so I did the hike from Station 1 to the border with Station 3.  The beach was nice and the water was very clear.  At first I was dismayed at being so far from the "action", but once I saw that the action was hordes of Koreans and Chinese, I much appreciated my quiet little Station 1 beach.
 
Made the mistake of visiting the Spider House near my hotel.  Really cool place built into the side of a rock face with great ambiance.  Mediocre food though and astoundingly bad service, even by PI standards.  A shame that.
 
Not much else to report.  Hung out in a couple of bars, the beer was wet and cold and when I left I was drunk, so mission accomplished I suppose.  Really nothing there that would make me want to go back though.  Lots of construction going on, including some big ass hotels.  I just can't imagine how that is going to work out.  The infrastructure is already overwhelmed.
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Harvest moon
 
Spider House coulda been a great venue.  Sadly it is wasted.
 
Never dared walk this at night.
 
Sunday night on the beach Station 1

 

 

Is your life always similarly uneventful and dull?  I live like a madman in Boracay just like everywhere else.  In Boracay bar-hopping, hooking up, doing all the beach stuff, up all night watching sunrises and roaming the beach drunk with whatever girl I have or found.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

You are being a little bit over-dramatic.  Or maybe you haven't been to the Philippine much.
 
Yes, pretty much everything happens like you said on the way from the airport to the hotel, but that is life in the Philippines.  I have done it maybe 8 or 10 times in the past 12 years.  It is never straight forward.
 
I would encourage anyone who has never been to Boracay to go and experience for yourself.  It i different for everyone.
 
I can easily stay there two weeks and enjoy. But, no, not at Station 2.
 
Boracay is alot more than the stretch of sand infront of Station 2.  If you want to party hard for 4 nights, you will love Boracay.  If you want a place to relax and enjoy for 4 nights, then you will love Boracay.  But if you stay in the wrong area, you will be stuck.
 
Do your own research.  Enjoy!


I don't think it matters pretty much where you stay its 15 minutes walk along the beach 1-3. I stayed in an apartment on Station 3 with a nice little restaurant with a cowboy theme. Apartment was adequate although
a bag of new pantys I brought for my GF were stolen by I presume the cleaner.
Had 1 argument with a trike driver who tried to charge me 1000 peso from Station 3 to the shopping complex at Station 1.
He got 120 in the end.
Didn't have the balls to try the reverse bunjee at station 2.
Some fucking jerk asked the woman who does manicures on the beach to get my girls number whilst I went to apartment for a few minutes.
Few rough looking lady boys around but not much in the way of P4P there. So bring your own sand.
My girl did say to me that what happens in Bora stays in Bora but she offered me a three way with some girl on girl if SHE can find the right one.
She wanted a foreign white woman and tried her luck with a group of new zealanders in Nigi Nigi's but it never came off. I wanted the singer in the band haha.
Very overpriced by Philippine standards.

The travel and the hassle of getting there is the biggest reason for not bothering to return.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

Think the internet ruined Boracay when you could then click on photo's ( voted a Top 10 beach) before it was only know to a few tourists

the boats used to go near to the beach and then you had to to wade the rest


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:47 PM

Dear readers....

 

Here is a free taste of Boracay courtesy of the 24/7 webcam with sound situated outside the Red Coconut hotel station 2

 

https://www.earthcam...?cam=boracay_hd



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:13 PM

Despite all I'd rather be there now than here in Cold wet London.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

Is your life always similarly uneventful and dull?  I live like a madman in Boracay just like everywhere else.  In Boracay bar-hopping, hooking up, doing all the beach stuff, up all night watching sunrises and roaming the beach drunk with whatever girl I have or found.

Why yes, yes it is!


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:11 PM

Been there 6 or 7 times. Can't wait to go back. We always stay at least a week. I would like to stay a month or two, if I can work a good deal on lodging. My wife and I (and a couple other expats we know) would love to move there.  With the new addition of the City Mall they have some decent shopping for locals, too.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:05 AM

Dear readers....

 

Here is a free taste of Boracay courtesy of the 24/7 webcam with sound situated outside the Red Coconut hotel station 2

 

https://www.earthcam...?cam=boracay_hd

 

I was there a few years back.  Arrived a few days after a typhoon had blown through.

 

What was hilarious was the R was blown off the Red Coconut sign at the top of the building.

 

Minus the R, its was reading ed Coconut.  Pretty funny.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:19 AM

I was there a few years back. Arrived a few days after a typhoon had blown through.

What was hilarious was the R was blown off the Red Coconut sign at the top of the building.

Minus the R, its was reading ed Coconut. Pretty funny.

Hope that wasn't the biggest laugh you had.:)

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:58 PM

Have been to Boracay myself on two occasions. Going again with a friend early November this year. Going to stay in Nigi Nigi Nu Nu Noos for a second time.Great atmosphere in the front of house bar and the grub is spot on. Met the big South African guy who owns the place on my first visit. A really good guy who set up lots of free beers on my last visit. I,m in my fifties so really interested in the bars rather than night club/ disco joints. Plenty of good bars with good company.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

I always have a great time in Boracay. It is true that the island is overcrowded but for a week or two I love staying at Nigi Nigi Noo Noos. It's hard to beat the location coupled with the great bar and good food. The one thing I am looking into and would appreciate any info, the rooms at Nigi are quite dated so i'm thinking of staying at a newer beach front hotel and just spending most of the time in Nigi's bar and restaurant. Nigi is about $100 usd a night so does anybody have recommendations on a newer hotel close to Nigi that is beachfront in that price range ?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:22 AM

All true but you missed the best part .. sail around the island on the outriigger sail1boat. Get one without a motor so you get a true sail. About 3,000 Php. Really fun In My Humble Opinion. Time it to arrive back on the beach at sunset. Oh yeah. Stayed all the way to the left .. small hotel .. room right on the beach .. called Marzon. Then keep walking. So beautiful down that stretch.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Is it as bad as Phuket


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:16 PM

Depends. But if you are looking for a quiet place, Boracay is not for you. As I posted previously, if you haven't been, go once and decide for yourself. Thete are a lot worse places to visit.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

Is it as bad as Phuket
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Its worth a visit for a few days, you need slightly deeper pockets than in AC.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:12 AM

I understand your feelings but let me explain my view. After travelling extensively (2 years) around Visayas to find a place for living long-term in Philippines with my pinay gf, Boracay was my choice. Yes it was much better there before (been there first time 10 years ago) but it's still great. This is Philippines it's not an ideal place to live where you can have everything everywhere. But there is no other place there imho which has beautiful white sand beaches and nature and choice of food and entertainment (same like in big polluted cities with terrible traffic) at the same time without spending long hours in traffic between some city mall and a really scenic and clean beach. So for me Boracay is the best mixture from both worlds compared to any other place in Philippines. The decision was hard though because in more previous visits we felt the same boredom after a week or two in a hotel or apartment but having an own apartment now we are not boring anymore here in Boracay.

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