Travel Blogs from Palawan, Philippines

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A weekend of Island hopping., El Nido, Philippines travel blog

A weekend of Island hopping.

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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When we arrived in El Nido we arranged to meet Hardy later for a drink and went to look for somewhere to stay. Whilst looking we walked into the pensioners parade, a celebration of old people! Very cool to see them all happy and to see people come out ...

Wreck Diving at its best., Coron, Philippines travel blog

Wreck Diving at its best.

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... booked to Vietnam from Manila and we had our flights booked to Manila from Coron. So off we went. On the flight, we had inside knowledge of a game the air crew played (going on several flights in the Philippines) We managed to win a flask! How cool. ...

A romantic dinner for one......, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

A romantic dinner for one......

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We had made our minds up last night that we were all snorkeled out for the moment so we would hang up our fins, masks and snorkels and get down to the really fun stuff....Andrew's dissertation.  It would be my job to proof read, edit and generally ...

James Pond:  License to grill, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

James Pond: License to grill

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke at about 8.30am and I went to order Andrew a breakfast from the kitchen.  We sat on the porch drinking tea and coffee and tucking in to garlic and onion rice, corned beef and a fried egg, it was even better than the day before.  ...

A lovely lazy day, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

A lovely lazy day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... what is best for the people here, she wants 'progress' not at any cost it has to be sustainable. Please visit the Philippines but make sure you're money goes to local people who need it and spread it around not to 5* resorts who limit the take ...

Island life, Puerto Princess, Sabang, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Work in ...

A quick walk around Puerta Princessa, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

A quick walk around Puerta Princessa

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... , yes the rainy season has begun, through which we stayed well and truly under cover in the restaurant we ventured in to the capital of Palawan only to be very underwhelmed.  We were told that it was the business hub of the Island with the only ATM's ...

This is the mother funchen life - Lady E, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

This is the mother funchen life - Lady E

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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What a great nights sleep!!! I woke at about 7:30. Our boat was leaving at 9 so I did my washing. The day before when the little girl was being sick a smell on the bus made me also feel sick. This morning I realised that smell was me not the sick. It ...

Oh my god a good nights sleep, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Oh my god a good nights sleep

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... chosen our cabin, dumped our bags and we were off in to town to explore.  El Nido, on the North West tip of Palawan is famous for its limestone karsts rising out of the sea which are said to be a result of India colliding with main land ...

Have you got any leeches for this?, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Have you got any leeches for this?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Breakfast was a lovely still warm sugary doughnut from the town bakery which we shared on the way down to the beach. We met up with Elie at the tour sales hut as he was doing the same tour as us again, this time Tour A, and we were joined by a Swiss guy ...

Eurovision / potential natural wonder of the world, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Eurovision / potential natural wonder of the world

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to completely wake us up and then the minibus arrived with our tour guide for the day Jackie to take us to Palawan's famous 'Underground River’ or to give it its proper title The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park .  The Koreans ...

Sorry Mum's we just telling it how it is, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Sorry Mum's we just telling it how it is

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... wall.  We asked about them obviously and Andy told us that Rose had found them in a charity bag sent from England to the Philippines, nobody wanted them so they were sold for 5 Peso each – Ha that figures!!! Anyway we went back to the bar with ...

Andrew tries to catch crabs on the beach, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Andrew tries to catch crabs on the beach

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... the tiny crabs back in to their holes (USA get in the hole), Erica cracked the joke about me wanting to catch crabs in the Philippines, well not on this beach anyway. Erica edit:  The ray was so close to the shore that was what panicked me, it was ...

El Nido, Philippines 12th June - 17th June, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

El Nido, Philippines 12th June - 17th June

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... much a 2 day journey broken up with a nights stay in a hotel on the way. Pheeew!! From all the research we had done on the Philippines…El Nido was supposed to be the best spot to go to so we booked to stay there for five nights. Actually it was just ...

Hej przygodo!, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Hej przygodo!

A travel blog entry by poleczka

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Dlaczego musimy znowu wstawać o piątej rano? Ta pora pobudki jakoś nas prześladuje. Ustawione tury na prysznic, zamówione śniadanie, a rezerwacja miejsc w Jeepney'u zrobiona- tak, takie szczegóły mamy ogarnięte. ...

Charlotte's Birthday, Coron Town, Philippines travel blog

Charlotte's Birthday

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... to watch the end of Hannibal which is so fucking turd when you sit it next to SOTL. Charlotte had a nice day, perhaps the night wasn't what she hoped for but I had prepped her for the potential of a not so crazy night. Thanks alot Philippines ...

Goodbye Helldivers, Coron Town, Philippines travel blog

Goodbye Helldivers

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

The staff here had been pressing us about a check out time. We assumed that this was because they are wanting to get the next lot of people in. Well you're nice people but you can fuck right off, we are leaving the room at one second before 12pm. In ...

A boat trip to El-nido, El-Nido, Philippines travel blog

A boat trip to El-nido

A travel blog entry by beachbum

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Having roughed it out on the road to sabang i met some other travellers who were weary of the road and were willing to share a small boat and take the seven hour journey to El-Nido from sabang, the journey was great but at times quite scary being so far ...

Beach for sale, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Beach for sale

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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 Lahettiin aamulla laiturille venailee laivaa palawanin paasaarelle. Laiturilla oli normaali pieni outriggeri ja kysyttiin parilta paikalliselta etta missas se laiva joka lahtee el nidoon on? "Yes sir, it's right here" Okay..... Kelattiin etta ehka ...

WWII Japanese ship wreck dive, Culion, Philippines travel blog

WWII Japanese ship wreck dive

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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In 1944, 10 Japanese ships were sank by the American military and each ship has become a famous wreck dive in Coron. We dived 2 wrecks today and these were completely different from a reef dive! Rather than being in awe of the colorful, beautiful ...

Palawan Paradise, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Palawan Paradise

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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... – the local church. We also visited the nearby WWII memorial park. As you might know there was heavy fighting in the Philippines between the Allied and Japanese during the Second World War. As it was again very hot and humid we decided to have ...

Final Destination, Coron Town, Philippines travel blog

Final Destination

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

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The advertised trip time was 6 hours. We had read from more reputable sources that it was 8 hours. Guess which one it ended up being. The boat was actually just a glorified fishing boat, we had seen it beforehand so it wasn't a surprise, neither of ...

More rooftop travel and the islands around El Nido, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

More rooftop travel and the islands around El Nido

A travel blog entry by kevandray

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... and kept bumping into in El Nido which was nice and somewhat shaming as Olivia hadn't spoken any English prior to coming to the Philippines and now she could just about hold a conversation with us! It has been a bit of a recurring theme being shamed for ...

Endlich auf Palawan :), Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Endlich auf Palawan :)

A travel blog entry by marlene1

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une journee a - Coron - a day in, Coron city, Philippines travel blog

une journee a - Coron - a day in

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Salut tout le monde, Nous allons bien. Nous avons quitte hier El Nido pour Coron. Un bateau de 18 passagers, pas tres gros avec deux bambous de chaque cote comme stalibilisateur. Pas tres rassurant a premiere vue. J'ai bien hesitee a prendre ce ...

A good surprise, Coron, Philippines travel blog

A good surprise

A travel blog entry by thessa_fred

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We go with the flow and with that unexpected things happen. We were excited to come to one of Philippines paradises although what we didn't checked before booking the flight tickets was accommodation prices as well as how much costs to sightsee. So after ...

Pork Baton, Port Barton, Philippines travel blog

Pork Baton

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... and every one would retch on finding it infested with maggots. The entire time we have been in or planning on being in the Philippines we have been aware that we would be here for Easter Week. Everything we read implied we would see the areas we visit ...

Robinson Crusoe for en nat, Bacuit Archipelago, Philippines travel blog

Robinson Crusoe for en nat

A travel blog entry by elinatroels

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    Oegruppen Bacuit er et smukt naturvidunder med et eventyrligt tvist, alla massevis af smaa limstens-oeer i krystalklare vande. Baciut Bay minder en smule om Halong Bay, som vi oplevede tilbage i Vietnam, men stemningen her er en helt ...

Back to beach life!, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Back to beach life!

A travel blog entry by fergalokeeffe

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... 22 hours late after an impromptu stop for repair on a remote island. El Nido is well placed near the northern tip of Palawan in amongst some cliffs which protect it from some stormy weather and also nicely restrict its growth. I found myself a nice ...

Paradise really exists, Port Barton, Philippines travel blog

Paradise really exists

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... Manila, I landed in Puerto Princessa the capital of Palawan provence on the island with the same name. Palawan is the most western island of the Philippines (if forgetting about the tiny and uninhabited islands further west) and about 450 km long and up ...

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