Snapshot Kalibo: Wonder Woman of Aklan

It doesn’t take much to make me want to visit a place. A video or a photo is sometimes enough to make me fixate on a destination or event, and I will do what I can to go there. In this case, it was a tarpaulin.

Wonder Woman of Aklan
Mababaw lang ang kaligayahan namin

Back in December 2010, Cla, Chris and I were driving from the Kalibo airport and into the town when we saw Jenny’s sign near the plaza. For some reason, we fixated on it. It didn’t help that Chris and her family, who have been living in Kalibo for years, have no clue who this person was. It was easy enough to search for information on Facebook, but unfortunately, Cla and I weren’t able to come back to Aklan for the 2011 ati-atihan festival, and Chris was running a fever and therefore, wasn’t able to look for her.
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Wandering in Kalibo

Kalibo is known as one of the gateways to Boracay island. Bigger than the Caticlan airport, which is nearer the tiny island, the Kalibo International Airport can accommodate bigger aircrafts and chartered flights from Taiwan and South Korea.

Love comes along with the rain
Believe it or not, that’s a part of the trail map of the Bakhawan Eco Park

While most tourists that pass through Kalibo only stay long enough to board a bus or van to Caticlan, there are those that head to this municipality every third weekend of January for the ati-atihan festival.

I’ve done those two, so when there was an opportunity to stay with a friend who lives in Kalibo, I quickly grabbed it.
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Ati-Atihan Festival

A friend wanted to go to Boracay this weekend, and eager to travel, I agreed to go with him. Unfortunately for him, work wouldn’t allow him to take leave. Not one to pass up the chance to get out of Manila, I pushed on with the trip, specially since it’s a long weekend for me.

Ati-atihan 2009 03

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