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I traveled solo during my first visit to the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan. I did it on a do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary and to save on costs, walked the 5-kilometer jungle trail to the cave’s mouth. It was one of those early moments whe
My second visit to Palawan happened nearing the end of 2011. I had been thinking of revisiting El Nido since June, roughly one year since the first time I stepped foot in that beautiful paradise. During those 12 months, I was occupied by my desire to b
I was back where I started. Some things remained as I had left them … a lot of new developments around … perhaps the biggest change I noticed during my revisit to Palawan was how much of me feels different. The last time I traveled to Palawan was o
During an early morning flight to Palawan, I was looking out the window and saw a flat sheet of cloud covering most of the landscape and with the sunrise breaking out of the horizon. It seemed like we were flying above the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean .
Coming out from a long trek through the jungle trail in Palawan, I finally caught sight of the underground river’s mouth. There were no crowds of tourists around, only me the boatman, who was intently anticipating my arrival for the guided tour of the
I stumbled upon Port Barton while I was researching about places to visit for my first solo trip to Palawan. Just the name “Port Barton” instantly got me curious since it sounds very “British,” which is highly unusual in the Philippines. I wanted to kn
Woke up super early to catch the 7:00AM bus out of El Nido, Palawan. My next destination was Port Barton, a small village located in the town of San Vicente, Palawan. While waiting at the terminal for the bus to fill up, I noticed some of the passenger
The late afternoon hours are a major part of my day when I’m traveling. I’ve already watched the sunset at Calaan Beach located past the northern end of El Nido town proper. To switch things up, I hopped on a tricycle (P10 fare) headed southwards to Co
Its day two of my El Nido island hopping adventure. I wanted go on “Tour A” this time. At around 9:00AM, Kuya Jason was ringing my phone … I was already running late and the group I was assigned to (for the day) were all waiting for me at the boat  .
Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction that draws tourists to El Nido are the picturesque islands sprinkled off its coast. I planned on staying in El Nido for at least two full days so I can indulge two different island hopping tours. There are a handful

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