So I stumbled upon my Australia visa e-mail notice and apparently it was around this time last year when I lodged my application (a year and five days, to be exact). And the visa? Granted just a day after it. As paranoid as I usually am when it comes to visa applications (after getting denied when I first applied for one for Japan), I mustered all the requirements that I could, thinking that it would minimize the possibility of additional requirements from being asked. And I think it paid off.
If you haven’t heard the news, March is almost over and so is the first quarter of the year. (That’s time being ruthless for you.) And so, summer is basically upon us again. This ain’t the first beach for me this year but because I loved
our quickie how quick and easy it was, well, here I am bragging about it first.
Ever since I went to Antique and Boracay via 2GO Travel last year, I have always thought that Panay is easily accessible even just over the weekend. If you’re working on a day shift in Metro Manila, you just have to work undertime on a Friday to catch the vessel at nine o’clock and go half-day on Monday. The vessel may arrive quite early in the morning but there’s still the bus ride and, well, it’s supposed to be a manic day. And so when June was approaching, I just thought that I’d bite one last summer escape for the year.