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January 12, 2008

Boracay Escape with Pinoy Travel Bloggers

January 12, 2008

Boracay Escape with Pinoy Travel Bloggers

Microtel Boracay Blogger's Meet-9

Greetings from a rainy weekend in Boracay!
Most of the travel bloggers were invited by Microtel Hotel Boracay for a "familiarization tour" for bloggers. This so-called fam tour are just offered to travel agents or traditional media. We are so happy that travel bloggers are starting to be recognized as a key influencers online for travelers and tourist. The only thing is once bloggers are invited they will be honest and you cannot force them to just write the good things about the place. Also, the blogging community is careful about bastardizing the reputation of the bloggers and we don't want to go into the "dark side" of media.

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If you are sitting in your office reading this, don't you want to just catch a plane to Boracay via Sea Air? In less than an hour, you'll be lying on the beach having a massage! Sarap... Let me share with you a photo essay of what happened on our day 1 in Bora...

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We arrived 9.30am in Boracay via Sea Air. Fortunately, we rode the 35 seater Dornier 328 plane of Sea Air where the cabin is pressurized and the stewardess joins you in the plane :) There were a lot of stories about Sea Air's small 9 seater planes where the pilot can open the window of the plane and the flight attendant would say good bye and leave after the pre-boarding announcements.

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There is a new single entry single exit policy enforced last year in Boracay where from the Caticlan port you need to dock in the Cagban port in Boracay Island. In Cagban, you need to ride a tri-cyle, multi-cab or air-conditioned vehicle going to your resort versus going down in the boat station 1, 2, or 3 along the main beach. Unfortunately for us, we rode a multi-cab and the smell of tricycle fumes greeted us. Microtel hotel is located in Diniwid Beach besides Nami resort - north of the main beach so we had to bear with the smoke and pollution throughout the ride to the resort.

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After lunch, we walked along the main beach and took the opportunity to have a photo op with the famous Boracay sand castles.

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Gail of Kutitots, enjoyed meeting the dogs walking along the beach.

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The best asset of Microtel Hotel Resort in Boracay is their chiropractic beds where the beds are soft enough for you to bounce when you lie down but firm enough that you don't sink in. Microtel hotel's target market are families who wants to get away from the madness in the main beach, but close enough to be able to visit the different restaurants via walking along the beach or via riding a tricycle.

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Norsan from Microtel hosted some fun games for the bloggers.

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In the first game, each group would have to get wet sands and put it in the sack. The team who was able to get the most sand wins.

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The second game is a limbo rock relay but before doing the limbo rock, you have to take one shot of vodka. Abe's team won both games.

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The Microtel lobby has a Globe wi-fi so we decided to just blog last night as we hear the waves crashing the shores and the boracay winds encouraging us to blog.

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I missed Aidan and I was happy to greet him Good Morning via the skype video call.


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