Palawan’s hidden treasures…

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.

behind this mountain is the famous Tabon Caves.

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.

as we woke up in the morning we encountered this dawn breaking. breathtaking, indeed!

when the water, sun, and air, meets the earth…

sandstones

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.

equipment for solar energy

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 Β 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.

the one in red is me. yeah, its really me… hehe. behind me are the houses of farmers and fisherfolks.

we ate and drank fresh buko, grabe, it was really refreshing.

ganito kumain ng buko na pasosyal… wahaha

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.

how to spell the dry spell?

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.

kids at work and play

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.

congratulate me for having the courage to taste this exotic delicacy… hehe

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.

the Tamilok, a famous exotic delicacy in Palawan

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.

growing mangroves

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.

enticing view at Brgy. Kamuning, Puerto Princesa City

she sells seashells… la lang… parang logo lang ng netbook ko na Eee PC Seashell… hehe

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…

mami, the vietnamese style… spices, spices, spices… hehe

french bread with a little veggies, meat, and spices of course.

…and meet baby james! hehe! single, but not available… hehe!

here’s me at work…

me, Rice Sufficiency Officer (RSO) Mel, and our ‘ilocano’ farmer. take note ‘ilocano’ in Palawan. tnx manong for the halo-halo.

interviewing, again. this time with a farmer innovator. he is an ilonggo, as far as i remember. hehe and he shared that he was able to go to Palawan because he was brokenhearted, and still he is single.(anyone interested? hehe)

and still me, doing my job as a documenter… hehe

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.

me, ev and some RSOs at Kinabuchs Bar and Resto

GodBless everyone!

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45 thoughts on “Palawan’s hidden treasures…

  1. base! hahaa yhen ilan points ko?! lols…

    yes, ang galing naman, dami muna place na libot. heheheπŸ™‚

    keep safe!

    • wow oo nga len una ka.. hehe…

      ang cute mo sa mga pix mo sa FB… iba talaga ang nagagawa ng masaya… naks… hehe
      πŸ˜‰ yngat din..

  2. dencios

    standout ang shot mo sa dry spell at mangrves.

    sarap talaga ng work mo kaso ang kailangan yata dyan ay PR which iyan talaga ang kulang sa personality ko hehe :3

    • thanks papa dence…

      PR? di naman… kelangan lang sa work ko eh dapat LOVE MO ginagawa mo… hehe…

      musta naman ang mga isues mo papa dence… hehe…

      pati problema ng pinas prinoblema mo nadin ah… hehe

  3. Parang pusit yung tamilok at mukang ngang masarap. Di kagaya ng ibang exotic food na nakakadiring tingnan.

    Hope you have a great time visiting Palawan.

    • pusit? uhm medyo gnyn nga itsura ng pusit pag di luto… medyo malansa ung amoy ng tamilok, pero kapag sanay k tlg sa mga seafoods mdli lng kumain nito.. hehe

      i enjoyed palawan tlg… hope u will too pag nakapunta ka dun…

  4. palawan is reallly a beautiful place— i would love to go there… nice pics

    • yupyup.. u will surely enjoy Palawan wen u get there… the place will also always gve u reasons to go back.
      πŸ˜‰

  5. Nice pictures you have here Yhen… Parang talaba yung texture ng tamilok…

    Kakainggit ang trabaho mo Yhen…πŸ˜€

    • thanks kuya…

      im loving photography and not my work… haha.. just kiddin.

      talaba? uhm medyo, basta lasang pagkaing dagat pa rin…. hehe.. pero pag sensitive ang tiyan sa mga pagkain wag bibiglain niyan, baka sumakit.. hehe

  6. Tamilok? What in the name of… is that thing? Hahaha. Yummy ba? I love trying out exotic food though.πŸ™‚

    And awesome pics! Cutie nga si James! The dimples! *swoon*

    haha. Sorry. It seems like you had a wonderful time in Palawan. I wish I can go there.😦

    • at first its kinda weird pero pag inulit mo uli ok naman na siya… hehe parang lamang dagat lang na di niluto… hehehe… better try dis wen wen u get there…

      u can have it ordered at Kinabuchs Bar and Resto, sa downtown lang ng Puerto…

      punta ka na… maniwala ka, u will surely enjoy the place, people, and food…
      πŸ˜‰

      • Ahh! So yummy din pala. Ano bang klaseng sea creature sa? Mukhang octopus eh.πŸ˜‰

        I hope nga makapunta ako jan. Pag may budget na, go na go!πŸ˜‰

        And in fairness, you’re so cute!!! Hahah. I like your smile, your nails. Feeling ko masaya kang kasama.πŸ˜‰

        • dko nga din alam if sea creature ba ito… kc sa branches ng bakawan xa nakatira… ang tawag nga sa knya eh “woodworm” oo muka nga siyang octtopus… parang mga galamay ng octopus gnyn…

          yan ngayon palang mag ipon ka… tpos watch out for cheap airfare sa cebupacifc… ayun makakamura k tlg… hehe…

          its really a good thing na nakakpunta ako jan bcoz of work.

          …tnx sa compliments… hehehe… cge sa iyo na yung smile at nails ko… hehe…

          • LOL. Ok ang smile, pero pag kasali ang nails, ang emo ko nang tingnan nun. DI bagay sa kin. Hehehe.πŸ˜‰

            Oo nga, mag huhunting na din ako ng cheap fairs sa CebuPac.πŸ™‚ Pag solve na yun, ok na yung iba.πŸ™‚

            • hahaha… ayaw mo nun… tamang emo tawag nila dun… hehe… try mo lang, malay mo bumagay…

              yup, cebpac has good deals naman… uhm minsan… hehe…

              • Ay tapos na ako sa phase na yun. Pag nakita mo pics ko na emo emohan, nakakagulantang. WA’G na. Ma tuturn off ka pa. LOL.πŸ˜‰

                BAsta matyaga lang naman eh.πŸ˜‰ Makikita mo rin yung murang ticket na yan.πŸ™‚

                • haha sb ko nga eh… ex ko emo emohan… pero nung naging km nagtino naman… hehehe…

                  turn off? di naman cguro… hehe wala sa bokabolaryo ko un, hanggat kayo ko maging nice magiging nice ako xau… wahaha….

                  bisaya ka?

                  • Oo pure blooded bisaya! ikaw din ba?! astig kung ganon!

                    hahaha. super bait mo naman pala. baka ma taken advantage of ka nang iba.😦

                    • hehehe nah… roomate ko lang kc ngayon bisaya… she’s from leyte…

                      she taught me words like, kadugay, buang, pila man, nganoman, unsaman, hehe… at pag nangigigil skn ssbhn katambok kaayo… hehe

                      bait? di din… xpre i learned the art of being nice pero hindi natatake for granted…. hehe

  7. ang ganda nman ksu may place na dama tlga ung elnino ne..huhh btw have a nice day poπŸ™‚

    • thanks so much ronel… yup palawan is a nice place, too bad, di xa nakatakas sa el nino… ehhe

  8. malou

    wow, nice trip You really bring us to places on your photos especially with the description of the place. Galing mo! Kainis now lang me naka comment . bawal kasi blog sa office namin. he…he… Have a meaningful holy week everyone.

    • hehehe thanks so much ms malou.. i miss you here… hehe…

      you too, have a meaningful holyweek.

      GodBless..

  9. LOL. Napaka tame naman ng mga tinuro nya sayo!πŸ˜‰ gusto mo turo ko sayo mga Bad words. LOL. B.I. no.πŸ˜‰

    Tama lang din yun. Wa’g ka pa take advantage. Sa ganda mongh yan, dapat ikaw ang star! :p

    • hahaha… bad words? baka paluin ako sa pwet ng roomate ko… hehe… mhrap na…

      yun nalang bisaya ng cute ka, gwapo ka, at hot ka? hehehe…

      aba aba aba at mukang nambobola ka na ha… hehe…. kaw kaya paluin ko sa pwet… hehe

      • LOL. Wag naman masyado na akong matanda para paluin sa pwet.πŸ˜‰

        Hehehe. Para kanino ba yang gwapo ka at hot ka? LOL. Ikaw ha!

        • cge na ishare mo naman sa akin bisaya nun… hehe..

          matanda ka na para haluin? di halata… para ka lang teen… naks… ui, nangingiti… ehhe…

          • LOL. Huli mo kiliti ko ah.πŸ˜‰ Hindi, I’m really old na nga. I’ll be 26 this April 8.πŸ™‚ Gift ko ha!

            Yung sea creature! LOL. ;P

            • wahaha… kuya pala kita…

              cge dahil kuya kita il gve u d sea creature u want… kamuka pa ni Ursula ng little mermaid… hehehe…

              ipapadala ko nalang sa iyo… antayin mo sa port jan sa cebu ha… hehe

              • O_O

                eh ilang taon ka na ba?!

                tsk. ano ba naman yan. maghihintay pa ako sa port. LBC na lang para sure!

                • 24 turning 25 ds year… hehe… o di kuya nga kita…

                  hehehe…

                  LBC? aba choosy ka pa… matagal pa naman bday mo kaya sakto lang yung sa port…

                  at isa pa baka di tanggapin sa LBC eh, unless dried ursula ang gusto mo hindi fresh… hehe

                  • LOL. O sige na, sige na. Kuya mo na ako. At bilang kuya, inuutos ko sayo na iLBC mo si Ursula. Now na. LOL. Joke lang. Ang kyyuuut. ;P

                    • aba demanding ka kuya… eheh…

                      dhl kuya ka dapat ikaw ang mas nakakaunawa… kaya dapat maintndihan mo kung ipapadala ko nalang sa barko c ursula at hindi thru LBC… hehe

  10. LOL.πŸ˜‰ Oo na pagbibigyan na kita dahil cute ka.πŸ˜‰

    Heheh

    Anyway, alis na ako maya maya. Catch up with you later ha. Kiss naman jan for good luck! hehe. :p

    • pasok ka na? aba seryoso nga? nagttrabaho ka nga kuya… hehe…

      wag mo kakalimutan pick upin c ursula ha… baka ma expire na… hehe…

      uwi na rin po ko mamaya… lam mo na asa gobyerno tayo… hehe…

      kiss? pwede bang super hug nalang… hehe…

      hughugs…

  11. galeeeng mo kumuha yhenπŸ™‚

    sarap ng buhay mo pa gala gala nlangπŸ™‚

    salamat sa pagbisita haπŸ™‚

    kukumpletuhin ko pa ang mga MAGAZINE ko wala pa akong

    mga mag ng mga babae eh… ilan palang …. kaya iniiscan ko

    ang mga pix mo… πŸ™‚

    • hi lhen, thanks thanks… kaw nga galing galing mo mag edit… panalo… parang totoo lang… hehe…

      hahaha at pati ako iniscan… akalain mo un… kakaloka ka din pala ha…

  12. endym

    tamilok? hmmm parang nakakatakot kainin or kahit tignan. pwedeng pang fear factor.

    thanks for sharing your experience, im also planning to have a small vacation there sometime this year. if its not that big of a bother to you, would you mind sharing the rates on some of your destinations? kahit thru PM lang. thanksπŸ™‚

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