3 days in paradise…

serenity… nature… and very nice and friendly people…

Palawan is the place to be!

DSC06107it was always my dream to visit Palawan and finally, it came true. i am used to traveling esp with the nature ofΒ  work i have. however, to travel for pleasure is really a different thing. since it was my bday, i took the chance to treat myself, wel a bday gift for myself perse. i have with me is my youngest sister, who was also on sembreak that time, and my college friend ofir, who shared the same bday wid me.

for three days we explored the beauty of nature by visiting some famous places in Puerto Princesa. first on the list was the Underground River or the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park voted in the “new 7 wonders of nature.” but before going inside, magnificent rock formations and beautiful seashore welcomed us.

DSC06156DSC06254from the seashore, we trekked a ‘little’ forest going to the entrance of the park. looking to the doors of the cave amuses me but going inside it makes it more fascinating.

DSC06193however, since its really dark inside and we only have one little spotlight, it took me so hard to get nice shots. so far, ito na po yung pinakamatino

DSC06242but then again, you must see for yourself of what this place has to offer. believe me, it is more than what you can imagine.

next on the list is the Honda Bay. here, we island hop (Snake and Pandan Island), swim, snorkle, and fish feed. Honda Bay is famous for it’s wonderful beaches, wel, yeah my expectations were met. i enjoyed playing with the marine species.

DSC06671more on nature tripping is the encounter with animals. i so love the starfish i saw at Snake Island

DSC06668butterflies also greeted us warmly at the Butterfly Garden

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while going to the Underground River, a bayawak or monitor lizard, walked with us…

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and of course, this travel would not be complete without touching a crocodile at the Crocodile Farm. scary thou, but still i manage to get along with this silent croc.

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moreover, we were able to try the Nido Soup wherein the main ingredient comes from the saliva of the Balinsasayaw bird that can be found in some caves in Palawan. weird thou, but atleast we tried and again, its very costly.

DSC06092since the meal was not that expensive and was perfectly delicious binawi nalang namin sa ulam ang mahal na soup.

DSC06098we also visited the Baker’s Hill where we saw statues of some famous cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Snow White, etc.

DSC06605completing the trip was the friendship built between us and some foreigners. we met Christina from Spain and Liam from Ireland who were then travelling around Asia. they told us that they really enjoyed the Philippines. they appreciate how pinoys were being so friendly to them. according to Christina, everything they see in the Philippines is really different that is why they are really amazed. “Palawan is really a paradise,” to quote her.

DSC06127also, in our way to Honda Bay, we met Minyong, a Korean traveling around the country, exploring the 7100 islands to find the best diving site, since he is a scuba diver and instructor. so far, according to him, he found the best diving sites in Palawan.

DSC06354i really enjoyed this trip. it is truly a remarkable trip. there are so many things to see and to do. you don’t have to visit the rest of Palawan just to have a wonderful Palawan experience.

sharing you again some of my fave shots. hope you’ll like it!

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from the top

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bangkero/boatman

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open sea

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paraiso/paradise

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bangka/boat

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my precious

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fireworks

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preparing to fly into the world

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crowning glory

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the eyes

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the watcher

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mi viyoleyt

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ang kuwago/the owl

so ayan… hope you enjoy my Palawan adventure. leaving you with my pix and words to live by…

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The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. – GK Chesterton

Huwag tayong maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan.

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67 thoughts on “3 days in paradise…

  1. dencios

    overwhelmed ako

    sa

    pictures,

    experience,

    ganda ng palawan,

    sa ganda ng last pic mo.

    everything percious.

    i love Philippines.

    i love yhen, este i love yhen nga haha

    ingats

  2. wow! so cool…

    Ang galeng naman… ang ganda pala ng palawan, pero mas maganda ka.. cute ng face mo.. chubby but so cute..

    i like those photo, but i like you more… mmm.. nakaka-inlove..

    uy! huwag mo seryosohin… baka me magalit..

    teka muna.. parang kahawig mo yung Anak ni Vice-president noli de castro.. i forget her name..

    • hahaha…

      aga aga nambobola….

      nwei, salamat narin sa compliment…πŸ˜‰

      walang magagalit… c papa dence lang… haha joke!

      • ANg swerte naman talaga ni pareng dencios..

        halos lahat ng puso ng mga kababaihan d2 sa blogsperyo ay nabihag na niya…mmmm, me anting-anting yata ang taong yun..

  3. Akala ko two…. hehehe =P

    anyways, ganda nga ng palawan. sana mapadpad din ako dyan minsan. =)

    galing mo kumuha ng pics.=)

  4. waw ang galing..’di lang dahil nakapunta ka na ng Palawan (ako ‘di pa) hehe.. *envy* nakahawak na din ng crocodile..haha!πŸ˜€

    • hehehe… kung alm mo lang kung ilang patak ng pawis ang tumulo bago nila ako napahawak niyan…. hehe

  5. balik ako dito ate..loko loko browser ko di ko makita ibang pic hehe..

  6. ganda nga kapatid…..gusto ko rin marating yan…..

    • yes po, u should visit and go there someday…

      its really a good place for soul searching…πŸ˜‰

  7. ang ganda ng palawan. at ni ate yhen. naks!!!

    yung starfish ba naiuwi mo???

    syempre nainggit ako sa Palawan.
    Kelan kaya ko makakapunta dyan

    • hehehe salamat hamster!

      bawal iuwi yung starfish… actually binabalik nila sa dagat yun pagdating ng hapon…. bawal kc clang ialis sa dagat… protected specie din kc yun…

      libre lang mangarap jason…. at kadalasan walang pangarap ang di natutupad!πŸ˜‰

  8. malou

    wow, nice photos. Tama ka don ang ganda ng palawan. Ako din kung meron man akong babalikan na lugar sa pilipinas na napuntahan ko, yun ang PALAWAN.

    • grabe ms malou, ang ganda talaga ng palawan… sosyal talaga…

      next tym if i will hve a chnce to go there punta akong el nido… hehe!

  9. Dorm Boy

    Pupunta rin ako ng palawan this november sana matuloy! Lets compare notes ahahahha!

    Parang gusto ko nang pumunta now na! hehehe!

    • wow good…

      il advise that you take package tours para dika na mahirapan. but if your going to have your city tour, just take a trike, its cheaper than the package tour…

      if you will be going to the underground river, dont forget to bring your off lotion, just to be safe, and towels or malong to cover your cameras from the dripping water inside the cave…

      then better visit the bajao, or kalui… they told us that these are the best place to dine, however we dont have enough budget for expensive dinners kaya dkm tumuloy…

      yngat sa pagpunta and enjoy!

  10. wow, i envy how you’re always out! haha

  11. forbiddenlei

    ang 1st runner up ni ate winkie sa Ms, Tourism. wahehe

    sana ako din mkpag out of town lagi kasing out of house lang haysssttt hihihi

    • hahaha oo pang tourism talaga lei…

      tangkalikin ang sariling atin…

      atleast nakaka out of house ka db? kesa hindi…

      nakapag manila zoo ka nga eh… ehhe

  12. Yeah a feast to the eyes pikchur p lng ulam na!

  13. ELIment

    ay ang saya naman ng bakasyon mo sa palawan.

    di ka pala takot sa crocodile..sana inuwi mo ‘yong isa at pinakawalan sa bukid jan sa Philrice..hehe

    • hahaha… wish ko lang kuya eli, maamo lang yan nagyon dahil bata.. goodluck nalang pg lumaki yan ha… hehe

  14. waw ate yhen!

    ang itim ko jan sa pic ah..hehe

    kakainggit na trip ate yhen, hnd ka ngsasama! hmmmp!

    xa xa xa, pasalubong nlng!

    weeeeee!πŸ˜†

  15. hi! kudos sa pics at sa adventure! ganda! ng pics at ikaw, ate yhen!πŸ˜‰

  16. ung iba di ko nakita sa fb hehe..dito ko nakita hehe..
    ang ganda pala talaga..wish list ko na ang pag punta dito hehe..o kahit puerto lang hehe..

    astig ng mga shots mo ate..pwedeng pwede ka ng photographer..

  17. oo nga..ung buwaya, parang gusto ko hawakan din pero parang nakakatakot hehe..

    bat di mo ate ni try ung matandang buwaya na hehe,.:D

  18. napansin ko lang no, di ka takot maghahawak ng mg props sa pics he-he unlike others na tatayo lang sa shot tapos click na. answerte mo naman sa job mo.

    • hehehe natakot din kaya ako… linakasan ko lang loob ko… haha…

      mas nakakatakot nga yung ahas dati eh… ehhe

  19. wow. nice ng mga shots. i really dreamed of travelling to palawan someday. and maybe next year will be the year, puh-leez daddy.

    the foreigners had good impression of the philippines and the filipino people. applause applause!

  20. sakpin

    nice pictures! i like palawan too.

  21. Mr. Nonsense

    walang abu sayaf? dream ko ring makarating jan

  22. Lorraine

    You did a good job with your shotsπŸ˜‰
    I’m going home jan sa PI this march, me and my boyfriend din are planning to go palawan., just wondering how many days did you stay? Cuz it looks like you saw a lotta things, well from your photos!
    Thanks for sharing anyway, have a great day.

    • hi lorraine…

      thanks so much…

      its a 3days 2nyts trip…πŸ˜‰

      just visit puerto princesa and there are a lot of things to see there… pero if mahaba haba ang tym mo go to el nido… mas magnda daw dun…πŸ˜‰

  23. Tried Nido soup last year from like http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm . Tastes really good… yeah, I thought it was gross at first, but wow, you won’t regret it.

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