Did you notice that milestone widget on my sidebar that said we were on vacation about two weeks ago?
Okay. So we’re back from our trip. I was busy and idle at the same time that I couldn’t write about anything. Thank God, Gadiel somehow looks better now after he was diagnosed with pneumonia (again) two Sundays ago. And while he sleeps right now, I manage to create a post about this trip.
We went to Ivisan, Capiz and Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Capiz and Aklan are two provinces that are located in Panay Island. Panay is in the eastern part of the Visayas region. The whole world must have been aware of typhoon Haiyan that struck Visayas last November 8 and left the Philippines with thousands of casualties and a huge number of families who became homeless in some provinces to which the said typhoon made a landfall. Although not as terrible as of what Leyte became after Haiyan, Capiz and Aklan had their share of traumatic experiences and this typhoon also caused them damaged homes and properties.
For countless of times, I kept backing out and then planning to go on with the trip and then backing out and then again getting on with the plan. Our flights were moved because of the typhoon from November 8 to the 11th. And then our flights were cancelled again. It was after my mom and her siblings had a reunion that I decided to re-book our flight on the next day. So we were finally scheduled on the 14th.
It was Gadiel’s first time to ride a plane. It’s memorable in a sense that I had one of those hardest time trying to calm him down because he was upset. Probably because he felt sleepy and that seats had narrow spaces. Good thing that after struggling through to nurse him before the take off, he went to sleep until after the touchdown in Roxas City.
Here are some of our photos during the trip. More photos will be posted on the next blog posts.
- Boracay bliss (lilangel88.wordpress.com)
- Road Trip to Capiz for a Cause (theappletizer.wordpress.com)
- Apartments in Boracay- The Ultimate Destination! (cohibavillasblogs.wordpress.com)
- Boracay Island: Philippines Wants Tourists After Typhoon (theepochtimes.com)
- Tsunami scare haunts traumatized Panay residents (rappler.com)