My Indonesia journey still is not done. I had planned on extending my stay for two more days to visit Sanur. Rob and Chimeg joined and we stayed in one hostel. That got me to appreciate Rob more. She and Chimeg could’ve stayed somewhere else but I saw that he wanted to be closer to his team. That says a lot about his character and how down to earth he is :)
Palawan will always be one of those places I wouldn’t have second thoughts visiting again. I first set foot on it when I went to Puerto Princesa a few years ago to see the Underground River, snorkel at Honda Bay, and impulse-scuba dived at Dos Palmas. The experience was so awesome that when Justine said that she wanted to book a flight to anywhere and suggested Palawan (Justine: Let’s go to El Nido!), I immediately said yes. The subsequent events just came as pleasant surprises and miracles, I would say. :)
El Nido is indeed a paradise. I cannot find words that would give justice to how beautiful the place is. But, below are some pictures (barely edited because, uhm, I do not know how to edit haha) to speak for the beauty of this lovely spot in Palawan. :)
You have several options to get to El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. As someone who is based in Metro Manila, though, this post will discuss mainly about how to get to El Nido from Manila.
Finding an accommodation during trips is like a game for me. I win if I get the balance of affordability, comfort, clean bathroom, and great customer service. I’ve had these in my stays in Peredo’s Lodging House in Baguio City, Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales, Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in San Juan, La Union, and Uma Dewi Guest House in Ubud, Bali. And, most recently, at Nido Bay Inn in El Nido, Palawan.
“Let’s go to the beach!” was how the conversation at Fred’s happened in December 2013. And, since all four on the table (Angge, Ros, Justine, and me) already had travel plans for the first two months of 2014, we all agreed to hold a weekend getaway to La Union on the first weekend of March. From the original four, the invitation extended to the rest of our travelling group. And, in the end, eight (8) of us pushed through with the trip: Angge, Raisa, Cecil, Peach, Ros, Chummy, Justine, and me.
After a week of training on working with USAID, I was looking forward to a weekend getaway to Camiguin! Here’s our sort of itinerary. :)