serenity… nature… and very nice and friendly people…
Palawan is the place to be!
it was always my dream to visit Palawan and finally, it came true. i am used to traveling esp with the nature of 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.
from 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.
however, 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…
but 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.
more on nature tripping is the encounter with animals. i so love the starfish i saw at Snake Island…
butterflies also greeted us warmly at the Butterfly Garden…
while going to the Underground River, a bayawak or monitor lizard, walked with us…
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.
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.
since the meal was not that expensive and was perfectly delicious binawi nalang namin sa ulam ang mahal na soup.
we also visited the Baker’s Hill where we saw statues of some famous cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Snow White, etc.
completing 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.
also, 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.
i 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!
so ayan… hope you enjoy my Palawan adventure. leaving you with my pix and words to live by…
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.