I spent six months in the Philippines without two days.
The next step was to Hong Kong. I will omit all the lyrics, except for the moment that everyone, saying goodbye to me, said “see you soon” or “see you next season”. Therefore, I still do not have the feeling that I left Boracay forever. The world just seems big. In fact, it is very small. Walking around the Manila airport, I first met two guys from Boracay, who flew to Hong Kong on the same flight, and then my Boracay acquaintance with the same plan. And tomorrow another guy arrives in Hong Kong, who lives in Manila and whom we met in Boracay. In general, I thought that I would be alone in Hong Kong, but it was not so. But more on that later.
Both flights (Kalibo – Manila and Manila – Hong Kong) were delayed as usual, but, as I already wrote, it is extremely rare with Philippine airlines otherwise. When departing from the Philippines, you need to pay 550 pesos – another charge. If you have been in the Philippines for more than 6 months, you will be asked to present a clearance – a paper from the immigration service confirming that you have not done anything terrible in the Philippines. Up to 6 months, I was missing two days, so they only checked my stamps for extending a tourist visa. It’s that simple.
In conclusion, I would like to say that I am grateful to all the people I met in the Philippines. Everyone. Regardless of their gender, age and nationality. For me, neither the sea, nor the wind, nor the beaches, nor the nightlife, but the people became the main reason why I fell in love with the Philippines. The reason why I did not want to leave and why I want to go back there.
If you need help planning your trip to the Philippines, I will be happy to help 🙂