Thursday, April 23, 2009
having no expectations at all of what is in the island of Marinduque, except for the Moriones Festival, we chose the capital town of Boac to be our home for the Holy week.arriving there around three in the morning, gave us the chance to roam around and look for a coffee shop. we found just one shop and luckily, there's coffee. sat down and one by one locals came and started talking to us.they refer to us as from "kabila" or from the other side, which refers to Manila. they were very friendly and even recommended us places to stay. we didn't book at any hotels in advance because we're planning to do homestay.after a conversation over a cup of coffee, we decided to roam around the town and visited the church. we stayed on one of the sheds until the sun came out that displayed the rustic and beautiful town.old houses similar to the ones in Vigan, Silay and Taal still dominates the central area of the town. though some of the structures are already modern, still the town's serenity makes it beautiful.just around the town center, stands the museum which is open during weekdays and it has no entrance fee. you get to see the town's geographical timeline and historical items including some of the old Morion masks.going farther outside the town central, you'll see old houses with intricate pillar and window designs.if there's something that'll make me go back to Marinduque, it will definitely be the central town of Boac. a place where just by walking around its town center is already an activity.