Today, I woke up to a bright and sunny Baguio that made me terribly miss the beach.
And I found myself badly wanting to have a breakfast like this.
While enjoying this view. No, get your eyes off the couple and you know what I mean.
It has been months since I last went to the beach and enjoyed such a delectable treat. In fact the photos that I have here were all taken in El Nido in October last year when I went there to celebrate my birthday with my friends.
Although I have had breakfasts at home in Donsol after that, which also had a view of the beach and the islands of Ticao and Burias from afar, those breakfasts didn’t have the I-am-on-a-holiday feel (read: I had to prepare my own breakfast and wash the dishes afterwards, you get the picture). 😀
The Alternative is my favorite breakfast spot in El Nido. Their breakfast set can be pricey at PhP300 but I don’t mind spending a bit because aside from the yummy treat, The Alternative’s boho ambiance plus its magnificent view of Cadlao Island and El Nido beach puts me on a very relaxing state.
What a way to start your day in El Nido, right?
And when I am really lucky and the restaurant’s “hanging nests” are available, I have breakfast here. This is another reason why I just love The Alternative!
The nests offer comfortable seating arrangements right above the water! Do you hear the sound of the waves crashing on the beach?
I have been very busy with school work since the year started and I will be honest that I somehow lost my travel and writing mojo (hence, the lack of entries if you’ve noticed) but I take this desire to have breakfast by the beach today a good sign that Juanderkid is back!
I miss the beach!
Anyway, to temporarily cure this craving, I wandered around the city early today until I found myself in Mario’s with their Danggit Cebu breakfast meal (PhP185).
Their danggit was good but staring at their cold tablewares was just plain depressing. I think it’s time I move out of the city soon. 🙂
- Except for the Danggit Cebu picture which was taken with a Sony RX100 digital camera, all other photographs were taken with a Canon 550d.