Philippines closes 'cesspool' tourist island of Boracay
The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island's famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a "cesspool" due to sustained environmental damage.
More than fifteen years ago, Sharon, Jack and I spent two plus weeks in the Philippines. The trip included eight days on Boracay. It was a very cool vacation. It is hard for me to imagine cruise ships dumping people on to the island!