The Philippines is a country wealthy in culture and festivals, having been influenced by both East and West. A diversity of colorful costumes, eccentric dances, and unique art forms are scattered all over the country’s islands, and the island of beautiful Boracay is not an exemption.
Aklan is one of the oldest provinces in the Philippines. One of the earliest Spanish conquistadores landed in Batan, the capital of Aklan, and claimed the island for Spain. With so much history beginning from the archipelago’s first aboriginal settlers, it is a surprise that Boracay was only “discovered” by backpackers in the 1980’s. Rumors have it that a foreign film crew accidentally stumbled upon the island and spread its fame. [Read more…]