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. :)
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.
Peredo’s Lodging House is my accommodation of choice in Baguio City. Whenever I want to recharge and experience once more the cool Baguio breeze, I almost always stay here and enjoy the coziness of this quaint vacation spot. And, why wouldn’t I?
Our last stop for this trip Nagsasa Cove, where we would be spending the night. It was a good thing that we decided to stay here instead of in Anawangin as the latter was more crowded. We got to Nagsasa just before sunset and it turned out to be a blessing because we got to set up our tents near the water.
It was almost not going to happen. Backing out and deciding to be on board again, didn’t transpire only once. And, up to the last minute, too. But, miracle of miracles, we all chose to be in the space of adventure. It was everyone’s first time to camp. It was everyone’s first time to visit the islands. It was our first time to travel with this group. And, it was amazing.
I’ve been to Tagaytay several times before. But, it would always be about going to tourist spots with my family. It was only in October 2010, when I started seeing Tagaytay as a good enough substitute for Baguio, my go-to whenever I needed a pick-me-up. And, this change in perspective about the city was because of Moon Garden, a place of sanctuary in Tagaytay.
Our friendship goes way back. I’ve known them since we were in high school. Ever since, they’re my family outside my own. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. We’ve witnessed each other’s triumphs and failures. They were the ones who never left my side when I realized that I didn’t know who I was anymore. They were the ones who encouraged me to ask for support because, according to this wise person, “It takes a strong one to acknowledge that she needs help.”