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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido December 10th 2012

Day 76-77 (Wed 21st – Thurs 22ndNov) Wednesday was spent moving from Puerto Princesa to El Nido on Palawan. This I had read isn’t the most enjoyable trip going but there was no way it could be as bad as my trip in Northern Luzon to Baguio from Bontoc. I was picked up around half 8, we gathered a few more guests then went to some terminal-esque area which was a dump. Loads of Filipino’s got in taking up the remaining seats. We were there around 45 mins messing about which was frustrating. We got on the road and headed off. The trip wasn’t too bad, until the last 90 mins where the road doesn’t exist. They are working on it all the ay along but most is dust road and if they work at Filipino ... read more
El Nido
El Nido
El Nido

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Port Barton December 4th 2012

Here it is the Christmas tree made of recycled plastic. Tonight for Dinner I will try Prehistoric Lobsters I was told they taste better than the usual Lobsters. Very busy little things at the beach, I think it is some kind of a crab the amount of work that is done down there during the day is incredible. Found them while strolling around the beach. And last but not least check out the prehistoric Lobsters, Dinner tonight yummier. Gerhard don’t look.... read more
Plastic Tree
Very busy little things at the beach
Crabs At Work

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Port Barton December 3rd 2012

Alright that’s enough for Puerto princesa, it is not my idea of island living. They even have a rush hour here!!! Hoped on the bus and made it to Port Barton. The Driver was an Artist; the street for the last part was nothing more than a little dirt road. I did make some unbelievable videos but as I said I cannot load them. Hope I will find a way at some point.... read more
Great Journey.
Easy Reach.
Mhhhhh what all could fit up here.

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Puerto Princesa December 2nd 2012

I have no regrets what so ever to leave Manila. Check out the photos I made along the way, do not miss the biggest Christmas tree I ever saw anywhere!... read more
Philippino Islands
Let's fly away.
Sunrise

Asia » Philippines » Palawan November 22nd 2012

This one was just a few weeks later to Palawan, Phillippines. A Dickson family trip! Rob’s sisters and mom, and their partners, boyfriends and husbands all came to Hong Kong first to visit us (which is always a treat) then we were off! Palawan is one of the 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines and is a growing tourist destination. Lucky for us, it’s still pretty undeveloped, which means no crowds, nice local people and beautiful scenery. This trip was unique, as it was 8 of us traveling together to some very remote locations in a 3rd world country, lots of uncertainties, but lots of excitement! We did a kind of circle around the island starting in Puerto Princessa, which is the capital. We flew in here, stayed the night, and then were off to ... read more
uh-huh
oh ya
Port Barton

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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron September 23rd 2012

30. April – 5. May 2012 (Slovenian version below) It was finally time to see the Philippinian paradise islands and have a dip with the schools of fish! After some »minor« complications with our transport (instead of soaking in a lovely pool and travelling for 4 hours we spent 18h on a bus + extra 4h for the flight) we were finally on the paradise islands – first stop island of Coron. The third largest island in the Calamian islands, Coron is known for several Japanese shipwrecks of World War II and therefore a paradise for those who enjoy wreck diving. Even though we have never done that, we said we'll give it a go – it was definitely something of a kind, cool and full of adrenalin. I do prefe ... read more
The View
Coron at sunset
Apo Reef

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido August 26th 2012

Here's a quick edit of what I got up to in the Philippines over the summer vacation. There's not much sun in the video but I assure you we did get some at some point! (Things in the video: Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales, travelling Zambales by tricycle, Pundaquit beach and river in Zambales, El Nido beachfront, various wooden shacks on Palawan, travelling by motorbike, visiting the waterfalls near El Nido, island hopping boat trip)... read more

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido August 13th 2012

The lack of surf has been driving me crazy, and so I decided to go searching for waves elsewhere. I bought a flight to the Philippines for my summer vacation in the hope I might finally score some good surf. My friends were all heading to the Philippines too, but not to an area known for its surf, so I ditched them like the good friend I am, and made for a more surfy area. Who needs friends when you have good waves in a warm water paradise... So landing in torrential rain was not the best start. I said my goodbyes to my mates at the airport and jumped on a bus up to the Zambales coast, about 4 hours north-west of Manila. My mood was slowly deflating as with every hour the rain increased ... read more
Beach shacks
Pundaquit beach
Pundaquit River

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido July 5th 2012

After the unfortunate visit to Boracay we flew to Palawan hoping to spend some wonderful time over there. Yes, we were hoping as El Nido is also quite a popular tourist destination in Philippines and we were not sure what changes tourism has made to this place. Fortunately, El Nido is not the easiest place to reach unless you can splash on a charter plane so that already narrows the number of visitors down. During our travels we have learnt that any place that takes time to reach does not attract tour groups but different class of visitors therefore is worth a visit. We decided to stay overnight in Puerto Princesa even though there were charter minivans and night buses available. It was quick decision after we made friends with a friendly Argentinean guy – Patrick ... read more
so cute
us in a sunny place but...
The Big Lagoon

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido June 12th 2012

I had forgotten how easy it is for Jeff and I to travel together. The last time we traveled together without kids was almost 20 years ago – our honeymoon to the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). We’ve had a fabulous month of exploring several islands in the Visayas, Philippines. After leaving Malpascua Island, we went to Bohol Island for 10 days. We rented a motorcycle, left our bags at our guest house and with just one change of clothes (and seven days) drove around the island stopping wherever we wanted. It felt so free. Every village has century-old Spanish churches; we stopped at some of them to admire the architecture. We drove north to Anda where we swam in some clean, clear and cold springs in the mountains, saw the famous Chocolate Hills, saw the ... read more
Freedom
mountain springs
Tarsiers




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