Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel
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... creating crazy formations, and the ceiling went from just a few feet above our helmeted heads, to soaring 65 meters into the vertical abyss. Even in the darkness, one could see the varying shades of rocks, all hewn into fantastical, bewildering shapes.
What really, really, marred the experience for me was that the commentary from the guides (the boatman, not the lady leading our tour) was almost like a desperate stand-up comedy routine, rather than ...
I got to Passay around 3:30pm where I hop into a taxi to head out for my Cebu Pacific flight to Pallawan at 6:30pm.
So excited to start my beach adventure.
I got to Palawan at 8pm. I met Christie from France in the airport. We got a tricycle for 15 pesos each to the city. I stayed in the Banawa Art House for 350pesos for a dorm. The place is a real art house. I loved it so much.
... destination was Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan, which we had to take two flights to get to, via Manila again. To be honest I was a little apprehensive of the airlines in Philippines because they're all on the list of banned carriers in the EU (gulp!) but what else can you do!
Unfortuantely my apprehension was increased somewhat when we got on the first of the two planes to take us to Palawan to find the cabin full of smoke! Ah! ...
... the wash & fold. Next up, changing some Aussie dollars to pesos for Ginny. This proved a bigger challenge than expected. None of the banks in town would do it. It was however good to know that firearms must be checked at the door before entering.
In fact each bank also had an armed security guard standing outside to watch the door. After striking out at six or seven banks it was only natural that the Palawan Pawn ...
Wed, Feb 29, 2012
Today we were picked up by the van we hired to take us up to Sabang...pronounced sabong...via Ugong Rock. The road winds and twists and heads steadily up...occasionally glimpsing the ocean first on the right and later on the left. The trees are different on this island...it's not a forest of giant palms like on Marinduque. It appears more diverse though there ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center