there is a saying among Palaweños that once you have come to their place you will come back for some ‘unknown’ reasons, they call it the ‘balik-balik’. wel, for a place like Palawan, who would never wanted to come back di ba?
so again, here’s my second trip to Palawan, particulary at Puerto Princesa City. the last time, i enjoyed the nature, this time i enjoyed the people.
i met Puerto Princesa’s Mayor Hagedorn, and infairnes to him, he welcomes visitors with warmth.this was during the socials night at the a&a hotel.
me, ate chona, and mayor
i also got the chance to have a picture with ms love añover of GMA7’s Unang Hirit and HappyLandia, who happens to be a tourist, like us, dat tym.
ate chona, love, me, and mel
i also enjoyed a beautiful cultural performances presented by the beautiful people of Palawan.
wd the cultural performers
moreover, i met this young farmer of quezon, palawan during the aerobic rice conference, who is, i may say, very pretty and nice.
i tried the kilawen or sashimi version of Kalui’s resto, which is very very delicious.
and tried a baby crocodile meat at Kinabuchs bar and grill. a little spicy, but perfectly done.
croc meat ala bicol express
wat i really really wont forget was our visit to the Iwahig Prison and Penal Camp, where i got my INMATE/MEDUIM shirt, yeah i got one. thanks to some ilocano prisoners who were very glad to know that i am an ilocano too. hehe. unfortunately, i didnt have enough courage to ask wats their case, you know, it myt offend them.
i asked the inmates if can take a picture with them, but they refused. since baka daw makilala sila ng mga tao sa labas. however i can take pictures of them naman daw as long as they will not be recognized.
inmates going to their celdas
inside the prison camp is a resort wherein a flowing water is set to entice the visitors to dip.
a pool in the prison camp
unfortunately, i was not instructed to bring clothes for swimming that’s why me and some friends ended picturetaking nalang.
striking a pose
so there you have it. again, my palawan’s new experiences. taking home with me is a rainmaker (natives of Palawan created this believing that it can call rain to fall, and yes if you flip it, it sounds like a pouring rain), just in time for the el niño. 😉