last last week, had my third trip to Palawan. but this time my work took me to the southernmost part of the province.and yes literally the southern part since we slept in a house near the coastal area where Malaysia and Spratly Islands is just an hour away via boat.
everytime i visit this place, i am always amaze with the little surprises Palawan has to offer. at least, it gave me a reason to always come back di ba?
el nido, coron, etc, to name a few is famous for their beautiful beaches, and all of these are located at the northern part of Palawan. but then who wouldn’t want to dare for a little adventure in the south, where the Tabon caves are located. yes, the Tabon caves, this is a series of caves where the first civilization in the Philippines was found by Robert Fox. just a little of history.
too bad we dont have enough time, so we only saw it from afar.
it will be an hour boatride from the mainland of Quezon, Palawan.
aside from the Tabon Caves, a majestic view of their beaches can also be seen in the rustic parts of Brgy. Aramaywan, Quezon, Palawan.
it is also a typical scenario that they only use solar energy for electricity. so pleeaase, don’t expect that there is a regular current supply outside Puerto Princesa City.
aside from electricity, transpo and water are also critical here. we used a single motor to go to this place, passing thru a very rough road. but thank God we survived… whew…
their source of water is from the deep well, maswerte ka na kung ang matutuluyan mo eh may bomba, which we were lucky for that. thank’s to kuya decor (the farmer we interviewed) and family for offering their home.
we ate and drank fresh buko, grabe, it was really refreshing.
this one naman, it was taken at Brgy Panitian, Quezon, Palawan. here you can see that they are really experiencing the dry spell. nevertheless, they still manage to stand up despite this mishap.
here you can see that at a young age they already know how to take care of their little sisters and brothers. but still para pa rin silang mga inosenteng bata at walang kamuwang muwang na may iaasenso pa pala ang buhay.
i also got the chance to taste their famous exostic delicacy, the Tamilok or woodworm. hehe… kinda weird at first but when you are used to eating seafoods, it’s ‘almost’ almost the same na rin.
the Tamilok can be found in the branches of a mangrove tree or the bakawan. they eat this ‘as is’ or kilawen (raw), dip it with vinegar, then presto masarap na siya. others eat this with beer, pang pulutan ganyan.
mangrove trees or the bakawan are preserved in Palawan. once they caught you cutting this, they will fine you or the worse, you will be thrown to jail. thank’s ev for this wonderful shot.
most mangroves that can be seen here are century old. kaya huwag mong palagpasin ang magpicture sa mga ito.
we also went to Brgy. Kamuning, Puerto Princesa to interview a farmer. well of course, after doing our job, they toured us around their place and here we saw another beautiful beach. too bad we don’t have extra clothes for swimming.
in the downtown of Puerto Princesa City, we were able to try the vietnamese fastfood, the Chaolong. they served, spicy noodles, french bread, uhm spicy noodles, french bread… hehe… make sure you are ready for some hottah hottah mami. thanks baby james for this hottah hottah experience…
here’s me at work…
so there, my another Palawan experience. hope you enjoy it and will also give you a reason to visit Palawan, as well.
btw, thanks to some RSOs, Nina bebe, Papa Mel, Papa Mots (not in the pix), and Baby James, for making us feel welcome, as always.