As a Filipino I hate to admit it, but you are correct. There was no motorized transportation, you ate in the large home on the property you were renting from and your choices were the catch of the day, or perhaps a freshly killed chicken and some bat adobo if someone went hunting at the cave that was rumored to be at the north end of the island. I completely understand you hated vendors but it is to be expected anywhere where tourist go in Asia. The worst day on vacation is better than a good day at work. Gotta enjoy the warm white sands because the winds of change can shift and you may not be able to do what you do tomorrow. The way she travelled to Boracay is how normal travellers, bloggers should do it. I live in Iloilo so Boracay is just a 7 hour bus ride away.
Re starbucks, mcDonalds, etc, that happens and too bad the island did not have a code that prevents that but my kid loves it.
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As far as toilet paper, they use it for paper towels. Lights off at 11 pm, virtually no internet, just nature and the real Filipino people! U did mention that people are over charged for food. I was certainly referring to Boracay in my comment not to Phillipines as a whole! The months of September-October are the best.