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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron July 14th 2019

Day 6 Another early morning..ah.. a buffet breakfast before heading off on our tour for the day. We had originally booked the Reef and Wreck tour as we were keen to snorkel over the top of WW2 shipwrecks but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the weather. It looked like blue skies with dotted clouds but apparently the direction of the tour was in was forecasted torrential rain. I was really dissapointed, this tour was the only reason why we went to Coron, but you cant control the weather. We went on the Coron Island Tour instead. Our tour guide, Dalton, provided a lot of information including history, tips and was great in getting tour guests to get to know each other. He told us by the end of the tour we would be like family. ... read more
Drinking a beer
Ukulele playing on a boat
One of the local 7/11 shops

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron July 13th 2019

Day 5 Another early morning, we needed to leave by 7.20am to get to the ferry, so breakfast was wolfed down before we caught a tricycle to the port. A tax of 20 pesos was paid each, something that was not on any sites I had researched and I began to understand that this was the norm in the Philippines. You would book and pay for a tour, your booking agent often didn't tell you, the websites often didn't tell that there was a surcharge, service charge or environmental fee or some strange tax or 3. Be prepared. Make sure that you have pesos. No one takes credit card so cash is the only way you are going to pay for something. If you do find a place that takes credit card they can charge a ... read more
Tricycle from the back
The resort boat
View of our resort from the boat

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron June 1st 2019

We touched down in 45 minutes from Manila to Coron in a tiny plane, seating no more than 60 people! Coron is one of the islands that make up the Calamanian group. After a 20-minute winding ride through the rolling lush green landscape, we arrived at Acacia Garden situated in the town of Coron. As we chucked our backpacks down for lunch, the sky turned grey, and a powerful thunderstorm passed through, bringing enormous amounts of rain and heavy winds. Once the storm had passed, we hitched down a tricycle and rode into town for a mere 15p per person! This was our first experience of Coron town, which is vibrant with colours, people, smells and in every direction there is something to look at! We manoeuvred our way through the crazy traffic, over unstable drains ... read more
Coconut Time!
Coron Town
Barracuda Lake

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron April 18th 2017

2017 has been a weird year for me. Weird and so turbulent that for the first time I have been absent from my travel blog for half a year. This blog entry is using the pictures of my trip to Coron in the Philippines in early April, although the content is not going to cover much about that specific trip. I anyhow think that pictures from this paradise on earth should be shown and make it out to the wonderful world of the internet. So dear readers, enjoy my snaps of this truly tropical paradise. Anyhow, back to the topic of interest. I have decided to leave Asia after 7 long years living in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau. This specific travel blog was started by me when I backpacked (for the first time in my ... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron June 18th 2016

Coral Garden in Coron. Awesome! Write more later..... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron June 18th 2016

Our trip to Coron. Will write more later.... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron May 9th 2016

So happy to be off that ship. We stayed in a large air con room filled at least 30 bunk beds. The sea was calm. The bathrooms were horrendous. Squatters. Have you ever tried to squat and per while flying across the ocean? It's tricky. At the port we hailed a tricycle to Krystals Lodge. 50 pesos for the ride. The lodge was a cute bamboo hostel built on bamboo stilts above the water. It was open, allowing us to feel the cool ocean breeze as we hung out in our swaying hammocks. 80 pesos a night for a cute but small private room with a mosquito net hanging over the bed. In the dining area of the lodge was a bookshelf filled with all kinds of books. I was excited to pick one out, lay ... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron May 8th 2015

The Philippines 8th May. We left Adelaide on a cold rainy day with Malaysian Airlines for Kuala Lumpur Airport. It was the longest flight we have done so far in one leg. Eight hours plus and I was over flying already, even though we had another 3.5 hours to fly to the Philippines. The airport was pretty amazing and huge. Arriving in Manila was great as there had been a typhoon warning for the Philippines, which did nothing to calm my flying nerves. I was travelling with my “boot” due to tearing my ligaments in my ankle to a severity not seen by the specialist before. We were exhausted and not on our game as we came out of the airport doors so we got fleeced by a taxi driver as we had not yet got ... read more
Century Park Hotel
Coron Harbour
At Sangat

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron December 19th 2013

Typhoon Haiyan / Typhoon Yolanda When we were initially planning for our Philippines trip in Sep 2013, we had included Coron for its beautiful beaches and awesome diving reviews. We even had our connecting flights from Busuanga to Manila booked. Unfortunately, when Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda hit Philippines in Nov 2013. Coron was one of the islands that were hit. To make matter worse, I was not able to contact any of the dive resorts in Coron for weeks. Quickly, we came up with several contingency plans, such as going to Sipadan or some other parts of Indonesia instead. However, flying to and forth Philippines is not easy and there are many stop overs, mainly in Manila. After some time, we waited and monitored the news coming from Philippines, my fear for the worst seem to ... read more
Beautiful girls that shared my ride
Places in Coron
Wreck Diving

Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron December 18th 2013

I have been sitting on this post for a week. I simply could not make up my mind on how I should go about writing it. I just realised that being a full time blogger is no joke. There are days where you get writing blocks or simply have nothing that you want to write about. Suddenly, I am glad that I have another job to occupy my brainless moments. However, it is very agonising too. As this is one of those moments, where I have so much to share about El Nido, but yet, I have no idea how to string all my experiences, feelings and thoughts together. For those who have been following my Philippines posts - I am so sorry for the long wait for this post. Hopefully, this post won't bore you ... read more
Group Pix @ Lucky Alofa (fm WS)
Group Pix @ ArtCafe (fm WS)
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