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Island State-of-Mind

 
When your visit to a tropical island is extended, you develop an island state-of-mind. You wear flip flops from morn till bedtime, your shades are comfortably resting on your head on the ready, lunch of seafood on the beach is frequent and your hat is in the bag. But the hat has now been replaced with an umbrella as monsoon season is upon us bringing afternoon showers with it.

This is my view while eating lunch. My favorite here is the grilled tanigue fish and the Hawaiian pizza. When it rains, the island is shrouded in mist. So I go again to the Wayfarer when the forecast calls for a clear and sunny day.

The sweetest mangoes are from the island of Guimaras. And I was lucky to have received a few during the month of June when the market was flooded with mangoes.

Driving around the coastal towns is my favorite pastime. The coves of Ivisan are so picturesque. And there’s dried fish to buy along the road.

Basiao Beach
In Capiz, everyday is beach day!

Marugo Lake, Tapaz
Here’s where I go during the Black Friday frenzy. :)

“I wondered whether water is a mirror for our darker emotions as much as it is an engine for our happiness. Water quiets all the noise, all the distractions, and connects you to your own thoughts.” - Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science that Shows that Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

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Images by TravelswithCharie

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