I am an awestruck lover. Every time I talk about her, I often find myself speechless not because I don’t have words to describe her beauty, but because I want to look for that perfect word that will rightfully immortalize her. More often than not, I fail. I settle for words like stunning, picturesque, breathtaking, amazing, and jaw-dropping. But I know she is more than that.
El Nido is heavenly, not that I have been to heaven to compare such experience. But if ever there’s an adventure on my book that comes close to that feeling, it is El Nido. I was not supposed to blog about El Nido at this point, but a writing assignment for another online site suddenly had me browsing through my files of El Nido pictures.
I can’t believe it has been three years since I first laid my eyes on El Nido, it was love at first sight. This deep bond with El Nido has something to do with the fact that when I first went to El Nido to celebrate my birthday in 2010, the weather was so bad I wanted to slit my wrist out of disappointment. But the town was so charming even when the weather was gloomy, and the view of Cadlao Island in front of me was just mesmerizing.
The night before my birthday, it rained hard. Really hard. The kind that got scary especially when the strong sound of raindrops competed with the howling of the waves nearby.
Well, I guess I had done something so right in this lifetime that on the day of my birthday, the sun showed up. And El Nido revealed her glory to me.
I had not stopped coming back since. After just seven months, I was back in El Nido in May 2011.
And then on March this year, just ten months after my previous visit.
I love El Nido. There is no word to describe this feeling for her. I am an awestruck lover.
Will somebody take me to El Nido when I turn 30 soon? 🙂
- Except for the last two photographs which were taken with a Canon 550d, the first photograph on this post was taken with a Sony D90 digital camera.