Boracay was extremely beautiful and relaxing. It was an excellent getaway which was much needed in my life. I had a great time doing nothing. I specifically set out to just chill out and relax. I didn’t want to go scuba diving or ATVing. I just wanted to sit on the beach, get a few massages, have a few drinks, have some time to think, read and write a bit, eat some good food. And I did all of that. I was able to get away from the stresses that I had in Korea. I was able to connect with myself (I sound like a 43 year old single mom), and just watch the sunrise and sunset. It was amazing, and I would definitely do it again.
The only reason I came back so tired was because of the 12 hour layover, arriving at 5AM, then going to work the same day — my fault on the lack of planning. But something that stressed me out was the over bearing sex being propositioned everywhere. Some people are all about that, and that’s fine, but that’s not for me. Maybe it was because I was a man vacationing alone, but I got solicited for all different kinds of sex services! Trannys, pimps, gay men, masseuses, couples. You name it, I was offered. BTW, has anyone noticed how bold some gay people can be? You can be talking about the economic hazards vs the employment benefits of having tourism on an island… and then out of complete left field, they’ll look you straight in the eye with the eye of the tiger and ask “What if I kiss you?” I mean really??? That’s your move??? Where’s the tact, the prototypical well spoken, well mannered men of homosexuality? Who knows, maybe economic jargon is a turn on for some..
With that said, I think all that stuff was unique to my experience (I have an uncanny ability to attract men and half men). If you’re not traveling alone, you won’t be bothered much from the women/men/other of the night. There were tons of families and couples having a great time, and I think anyone else looking to go would have a great time too. If you’re looking for the extra curricular stuff, head over to Manila. Boracay’s definitely beach first.