Just met my friend Luca yesterday, an Italian guy that I met in Darwin few months ago. We keep in touch and decide to meet again in Philippines cause we planed to go there almost at the same time. Yesterday, we start with a really nice meal : we choose our own fresh fish and squid, cooked on the barbecue and serve with lemon, pepper and soya sauce and we enjoyed it in a little restaurant surronded by local people, under the rain. Today, we planed to see the underground river. 2 hours drive to go there, and we saw nice landscape with rice terace, palm trees, kids hanging out on the street, bufallos in the field with workers…
The underground river was really special, if you go to Palawan you have to see it. Sailing in the dark with just a light, our guide explained us a lot of things about mineral formation on a cave ceiling), bats… The last place was called “the cathedral” cause the ceiling is at 64m above us, you feel really small when you are there.
On the way back, we stopped in a place where we did caving. Good experience and workout at the same time! At the end, we tried the Zipline, amazing sensations when you feel like flying above rice fields and palm trees : )
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This photo was taken on the last day of my holiday in El Nido, Palawan. We had already fully explored most of the islands in Bacuit Bay, and there was nothing left to do but space out by the pool of our beautiful resort. It was the perfect way to end an activity-filled vacation :)
After having lunch at Snake Island, we then proceeded to our next destination, Codugnon Cave. You have to pass thru a small hole to get inside/outside the cave. The structure of the cave is just so amazing! Our guide told us that locals get to go up the caves just to get Edible-nest Swiftlets (Collocalia fuciphaga). The nests are found in the crevices of the limestone cliffs and are the main ingredient of the health enhancing bird’s nest or most commonly known to us, Filipinos – “nido soup. “
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our sun baked toes in the island of Palawan
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El Nido is such a beautiful place. It truly is breathtaking. I can’t begin to count how many times I exclaimed, “ang ganda!” (how beautiful!) when we saw the new places. And yes, El Nido did stand out. Whatever it was that I felt I needed to see the first day, Tour C showed me. I want to go back to El Nido and I probably will someday. If ever I do go back, I’ll go on all the tours and I’ll try to stay at Corong Corong beach, where I heard the views of the sunrise are the best. (Yes, I’m a sucker for pink skies!) I’ve read people asking which was better, Coron or El Nido? I don’t think that’s an easy question. They are both beautiful places and it’s hard to compare. Or is it? I’ll probably hear some negative comments about this, but here goes. El Nido to me is Coron+. I don’t know if that makes sense. If you don’t mind the travel time going to El Nido, you will feel rewarded. It has the lagoons, it has the beaches and then there’s more—the secret, the hidden, the quiet. El Nido literally made me catch my breath.
Sounds like a beautiful place!
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This is for my first post on the first of December. Oh gosh! Christmas is coming!!! Did you have plans for the gifts you’ll be giving to your love ones? haha! Happy December first everyone. May your December gives you luck and blessings. You deserve to enjoy.
Lazy to get in style for a day? Good thing I have my tote bag and a sunnies to spice up my look. I love my top, it just suits my lazy day. hahaha! plus it’s so comfortable to wear, it’s so cool. Even if it’s so hot outside, you can’t feel that you’re clothes is so thick that it becomes hotter.
Looking good! :)
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What can be more cool than having your parents as your travel buddies? Nothing, right? Well……..them paying for the trips, maybe, haha!
Anyway, I’m too happy to notice the damage the trips are making in my savings account and no, I’m not complaining. I wouldn’t be where I am had they not been the kind of parents who value good education, so much so that they really worked hard to give all four of us just that.
Ok, before I get too sentimental and start crying, reminisce with me as I look back and share some photos from our domestic and out-of-the- country trips.
Taytay Fort, Palawan, Philippines
Camarines Norte, Philippines
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“El Nido is located about 238 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa. Most of the islands in El Nido have pockets of fine white sand beaches and coves – perfect for sunbathing and picnic lunches.
With over 40 beaches to discover, El Nido, Palawan is definitely THE destination for island hopping. On our first day, we were welcomed with the sight of enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water and caves that can actually take you to hidden, white sandy beaches. Perfect. Absolutely, stunningly PERFECT.
If you really love nature (like me), then El Nido is the perfect place for you. Since I couldn’t remember the names of some of the Islands, I suggest you visit the place yourself. You won’t regret it.
El Nido is indeed a magical place. A gift of nature, so to speak. No wonder why Alex Garland got his inspiration to write his first book, “The Beach” in one of the islands surrounding Bacuit Bay. “
Sounds wonderful there and great shot!
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That should be the international sign for “relaxing” – great shot!
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