Last weekend, I swapped skyscrapers for palm trees and flew to Boracay for sunbathing, Baileys shakes, henna tattoos, rain dancing, and all-around good times. I’m a 21st century mermaid who prefers coral treasures, secluded shores and lonely islands, but Boracay’s a different kind of romance. My parents went there for their honey moon 23 years ago and the island was so undeveloped, they had to bring canned food. Now, Boracay’s a party destination and popular for both sides of its white shore: wind surfing, kiteboarding, restaurants/bars that cater to all four corners of the world and sea-salted nightlife. It’s not really a place to escape civilization; it’s a place to have fun with friends and other people.
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