Palawan Village Hotel
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... number. But, the time passed quickly because the area was shady and beautiful. We watched monkeys playing in the trees over our heads, and sometimes coming down to see what we had (that they might steal).
Eventually our boat number came up and we piled for the trip into the underground cave. This boat was quite small. Everyone was given life vests and hard hats to wear.
The small boat took us inside the cave (maybe about 1/4 ...
... south of the city) dropped our stuff and took a cab to Market!Market!. I gotta say, we are both pretty impressed with the malls in the city. Huge and clean and this mall had "traditional" shops that sold pearls and souvenirs and hats and all shorts of things (talking about hats, we had our first holiday casualty- we forgot our Vietnam farmer hats in the hotel in Puerto:( as well as two Flaky chocolates in the fridge- boooooooooo). Overall Manila sucks, its a ...
... to get
there by boat but the trip is well worth it. The reef is teeming with fishes,
corals, and other marine life. (Booking a boat in advance is advised)
Firefly watching is also possible in Puerto Princesa, it’s an educational trip down brackish
water. You can learn about the fireflies and their life cycle, some
constellations, and the animals and plants that live ...
... by the sea. Unfortunately, instead of the pretty seaside stroll we were expecting, we seemed to be in a derelict field. It was the sort of place you'd expect the Mafia to bury the bodies of their victims. Just as we arrived, a high wind kicked up, buffeting us and blowing in a few great storm clouds - the field turned to mud, the temperature dropped and we stood, speechless. What if our Philippine island paradise holiday was in fact to be given no better weather than the ...
... at our hotel, lit by candle light and surrounded by flaming torches and a big fire.
The next morning I got up from a night of almost no sleep, as the fan in our room stopped working at midnight, meaning the room suddenly felt very hot. This was due to the power only being available in the town from 6pm to midnight. But this was made several times worse when a noisy rooster that was literally behind our bathroom, started crowing at about 2am! The thing ...