Travel Blogs from Palawan
... a frosty. After the mall we walked back to our hotel. And all you could see was poverty. It was sad and everywhere. And if it wasn't poverty you saw women in the sex trade industry. Either looking for men, or with men. It was the first time this was ever really in my face and I did not like it at all. (We also learned from our taxi driver that the government is trying to put in a two child Ya. I always think to myself who does that in a normal ...
... sparkling, clear and impossibly blue green sea.
We opted for a three-day, two- night camping and boating tour with The Alternative Guesthouse. In comparison to other tours in Asia it wasn’t particularly cheap at around 30 pounds a day each, but is it the best value thing we have ever done! In effect, our money bought us our own private island complete with a large staff including a three-man boat crew, chefs, a masseuse and all the food we could eat, ...
... be able to do the exchange. And with that we were off to the mall. And guess what? Linsanity is alive and well in Puerto Princesa. Then again, since they were karaokeing over NBA highlights from the '80's back in Cartegena, maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised.
Later, back at Abanico we wasted no time turning down Trevor's, "How about a few beers?" and instead retreated to the boat for a quiet and early ...
... powers, although strangely
these haven't been overly evident. Maybe it's because we're already
feeling so healthy! Usually throughout the trip, we've bargained
politely but firmly over purchases, but strangely the urge wasn't
quite so strong when surrounded by three Medium prisoners (never,
ever barter with a convicted murderer) and we paid a ridiculous three
pounds for the bracelet, although this was also for our unofficial
... coral is badly damaged in some places due to dynamite fishing in the past I belive. Some of the beaches and hidden coves we saw were amazing and even stopped for a nice bbq lunch on one of the beaches. Thats about it for El Nido other than the time a guy asked me for my phone number whilst I was buying toilet roll!? I was getting a bit fed up of the hostel so didnt stay any longer than I needed to so I phones the hostel in Pourta Princessa and asked them to book me on a river ...