Wednesday, 29 January 2014

2014 Time to explore and review

I have been very quite since my last post. Christmas and New Year took over in a flurry of celebrations.
Talking of Christmas.  Manila really comes alive at this time.  Despite the hot weather it was so festive.  We took a plane to Boracay Island in order to relax and take advantage of the school holidays.
Ahhh Boracay, busy busy Boracay.  A great place however to take little ones as there is always something going on.
We spent the days kite surfing and swimming in the sea.  I say busy, but since my daughter wakes up at 6am the beach is pretty quite till about 10am. The evenings come alive with fire dancers, elaborate sand castles filled with candles and holiday makers frolic in the sea under the moon.
I have now honed my sand castle making skills and can now happily spend at least an hour building a palace next to the sea.
We took at tuk tuk to Puka beach - a sleepy beach at the top of the island where Maya collected shells and played with local kids under the shady trees.

On our arrival back to Manila we still had a few days to explore our adopted city.  Maya loved our tour of Intramuros, Fort Santiago and The Mind Museum at the Fort.  We also treated her to a trip to Kid Zone at the Fort.  A giant guinea pig cage full of trampolines, sponge balls, huge slides and soft play adventure.  Paradise for a 3 year old. Parents can stay outside and have a little rest - ahh bliss!

So where next?  I have a road trip to the rice terraces in Banaue planned for February.  I will be going with a girl friend - Thelma and Louise Philippine style with 3 kids in tow.  I can't wait.

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