Some things do not stay as they are, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. In Boracay’s case, its temporary closure meant a better opportunity for locals and tourists alike to become more responsible settlers and visitors of the island. While many people still dream of visiting this piece of paradise, here are things to remember as you choose Boracay as your holiday destination:
When on the island, a simple rule has to be followed: clean as you go. Though this is a basic rule to be applied anywhere you go, this one thing is an essential when visiting Boracay . You sure don’t want to get your beach selfie ruined by a pile of trashes as your background, so better not contribute to this wrongdoing.
Contrary to what it was once known for, wild parties and extreme water activities may not be allowed to take place as the island reopens this October 2018. A beautiful island such as Boracay deserves to be an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. So, if you’re down for days of pure relaxation and some me-time, then this destination’s for you.
You can definitely survive a day or two in here without internet connection. Cellular data connection is good out here, but we think you’re not going to need to scroll down on your Instagram feed as you stay in this island because it’ll be a waste of time. We guess you’d rather sunbathe or take a dip in Boracay’s cool waters rather than browse on social media on such a lovely summer day.
Despite the changes, Boracay remains to be a stunning beach destination on its version 2.0. It still has the same (or even better!) powdery, white sand and turquoise waters that you may enjoy on your vacation here. It still has the same sunset that everyone wishes to take sight of, and it still has the same friendly and hospitable people who welcome you and cater to your needs during your stay.
As this world-class island continues to fill its visitors with awe of its natural beauty, it will never be too difficult for you to choose Boracay as your holiday destination, no matter what the occasion it may be.
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As every parent would tell you, travelling with kids can be extremely tough! There are tons of tiny details and preparations that need to be ironed-out before you even set out of your home, not to mention that a lot of times the things and places that the parents want to do and visit are not the ones favourable to the kids'. Don't worry, we're here for you! Here's a list of activities you and your kids can do together during your spring travel to Amsterdam, and rest assured, you will find these activities equally exciting!
The best way to experience the wonders of the canals of Amsterdam is by hopping on a boat and taking a boat tour. The beautiful and unique canal houses along the canals makes great setting for your family photo session. Your kids can also learn about the Netherlands' famous canals system from the guides!
A very Dutch way to get around Amsterdam is on bakfiets, a large bucket attached to the front of a bike, which your kids will definitely love! Let your kids to sit safely inside the bakfiets and cycle through Amsterdam's numerous bike-lanes to many interesting spots in and around the city, including Vondelpark, the largest park of the city with lots to offer for kids such as The Melkhuis, Kinderkookcafe (where children can cook little dishes while you enjoy a cup of coffee), and a lovely paddling pool. Check out these other great spots for cycling too!
The Netherlands produces some famous painters throughout history, and you can start to spark some creativity in your kids by taking them to some of these famous museum. The Van Gogh Museum is pleasantly light and modern, with paintings that are very colourful and accessible to children. The 17th Century Rembrandt House is also very interesting, giving us a glimpse of how Rembrandt (and other well-to-do Amsterdam inhabitants) lived in the ‘Golden Age’. Start nurturing the future artist in them!
The Nine Streets is another interesting place to visit. These nine little streets are filled with small and unique shops, ranging from fashion boutiques, to art stores, and even a toothbrush shop! One of the best places to take your kids to in the Nine Streets is Pancakes Amsterdam Negen Straatjes, a pancake shop that offers a world-wide variety of pancakes, including Dutch's famous pannekoek!
Unique to Spring, The King's Day is a festival to celebrate the birthday King Willem-Alexander, the current ruling monarch, and is held every April 27th. Cycle past the spectacle with your kids on the Bakfiets (see number 2!) and let them take it the explosion of bright orange colours throughout the city, or take part in a plethora of activities and fun games in the many carnivals and pop-up markets around Amsterdam and many other cities!
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