Monkey Island (Part II)

Most of us live in Boracay for many years already. We saw the changes and  maybe we don’t like the development. People like us try always to escape mass tourism. Finally arrived on the beach, we just can imagine how Boracay must have been alike twenty or so, years ago. Not many tourists back then. No tourists now here! Only us. Well, a couple of eco tourists were here as well. They stayed in a little, neat resort in the back. Apart from that, its only us and the locals who live here. Sadley we got to know, that the Chinese have already bought a big part of that piece of quiet nature. So, this is perhaps the last time we’ll experience this beach this quiet and this untouched!

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Just beachless!

 

 

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Cliff jumping
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Crystal clear

 

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Wild around the edge

The warm evening light reminds us – the boat is waiting. For me, a day imagining Robinson Crusoe comes to an end, one beautifull day off the beaten track!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monkey Island (Part 1)

The trip to ‘Monkey Island’ will take approximately one hour by bangka. As the name suggest, our thought was we were going to an island which was inhabited by monkeys. But as it turned out we had a little misunderstanding here. The location we were heading to was not called Monkey Island but Monkey Point. And this name was not referring to monkeys living there but to a protruding rock formation that should resemble the head of a monkey (Gorilla probably). Anyway, its a beautiful site off the beaten tourist track.

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Rock formation almost like Palawan, El Nido

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Monkey Point ahead.

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Monkey Point
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Dropping Anker
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On the small shuttle boat
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Jungle and Beach
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Touch down

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ATI ATIHAN 2018

ATI ATIHAN 2018

Kind of Filipino carnival…

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…with religious roots…

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…to honor the infant Jesus.

Despite that roots its also a competition between groups or ‘tribes’. Cebu is maybe the best place if you want to experience an Ati-Atihan festifal. Participants there wear colourful, nice costumes. In Boracay its more about the parade along the White Beach and in general about Drum – Drink – Dance!

In Boracay it take place the first sunday after Epiphany. In Kalibo it take place one week later.