I ushered in the New Year in what most people say is one of the best beaches in the world — our very own Boracay island.
The island was festive, people greeted and smiled at each other as if they’ve been friends for a lifetime. It felt like everybody knew everybody, which I loved. People danced on the beach like there was no tomorrow.
I always choose to get out of Manila during New Year’s. I don’t like those loud firecrackers that sound like a bomb just exploded, not to mention the pollution it brings. You literally end up with soot on your face.
We had 5 fun-filled days on the island. Inspite the occasional drizzle, it was a memorable beginning of the new year.
Sydney has got to be on top of my list. It has something for everyone – whether you’re into the beach, mountains, arts, food – you’ll find it in Sydney.
I like New York’s busy and fast life, Monte Carlo’s quaint cobblestone streets, Zurich’s luxurious surroundings, Hong Kong’s culinary adventures, Paris’ romantic charm but nothing beats Sydney for me. Christmas is in the summertime, with men dressed as Santa Claus on the beaches – It’s so different from everybody else. And the spectacular New Year’s eve by the Harbor Bridge is THE way to usher in the new year.
Sydney is vibrant yet laid back. There’s so many things to do, yet you don’t feel rushed or hurried, to do everything all at the same time.
It’s modern yet the streets are lined with buildings and establishments done in old European architecture.
The next time you feel like exploring a new place, I highly recommend Sydney. That’s if you are not too far away from its region.