You know, I had such an incredible weekend in Balesin and I just want to share it with all of you.
In truth, every trip I take to the island is always such a magical experience that it’s hard to believe that this place exists only 20 minutes away by plane from Manila.
But this time was even more special than ever because I got to share its breathtaking beauty with the people I love the most in the world: my family.
Funnily enough, when I was growing up, I was the child who was always out of the house, going places with my friends. But now that I’m older, I find that the time I get to spend with my family is what I value the most and what makes me the happiest.
I guess it’s because these days it’s a bit harder to get everyone together – people are married, we have day jobs, some have school and not to mention the biggest obstacle of all: we live in different countries.
So when the stars align and we can get everyone together for a trip, it really is something short of a miracle.
I guess by now it’s obvious that this blog post isn’t a typical travel post that talks about what I did, what I saw or what I ate. Instead, this is about the people I spent time with, and more than anything I hope it inspires you to hug your loved ones a little tighter, talk to them a little longer and just be grateful that you have them in your life.
And maybe on another post about Balesin Island I can write about the things to do, see and eat…but for now, I think I’d like to borrow a few words from Walt Whitman, one of my most favourite poets of all time.
“We were together. I forget the rest.”