This photograph was taken during the rainy season along the Nabaoy River, just a stone’s throw by boat from Boracay island in the Philippines. The flower, brought to life along with others of virtually every colour by the seasonal deluges, belongs to the terrestrial family of orchids, one of the many pretty flora planted along the banks of the Nabaoy.
Boracay and nearby Nabaoy have much to offer the traveller, but for opposite reasons; while Boracay is world famous for its powdery white sand, tropical lifestyle, exciting water sports and throbbing nightlife, Nabaoy is a place where one can completely forget about ones troubles and unwind surrounded by lush greens, lulled to sleep by the rush of the river’s waters.
In fact, tourism in Nabaoy has recently been promoted by locals passionate about sharing the tranquillity of the relaxing riverside environment and lush flora and fauna. Nabaoy is already used as a stopping place for local tours that allow travellers to get close to nature and experience what rural life is like in this part of the country.
Both Boracay and Nabaoy are travellers’ paradises, with something for everyone, whether it be culture, fun, excitement or relaxation, but only Nabaoy really offers a restful enclave for people who prefer to commune with nature and do yoga.