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... to the airport of Kota Kinabalu we had to take a shuttle bus which follows this route: KK (Padang Merdeka) -> Terminal 2 -> Terminal 1. Although our flight was scheduled for 11.35 we had to catch the first bus leaving at 7.30 because the next one was supposed to pick up passengers at 9.00 which was too late for us. The shuttle bus cost RM 5 per person and the journey lasted roughly 40 minutes.
Our flight from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa departed ...
... correctly). Because electricity is on for only 4 hours every day, they are slaughtering only what is good for a day’s consumption.
We are not yet done with our breakfast when the boatman whom Tita Lucy contacted for our island hopping that day arrived at the resort. By the time we are done, everything that we will need for our picnic is all ready at the boat.
Port Barton doesn’t have the towering ...
... nicer, well maintained ones. As we walked into the lobby, soaking wet, a large pig came up to greet us, sniffing and checking us out with 5-6 dogs following behind like they were following their commander.
Yes, the Philippines is a casual place. The pig it turns out "Babe" is the owners wife pet. She loves that pig! The workers tell us, she's like family. Why not.. As long as they keep that pink collar on her to make sure she stands out. Theres a lot of pork on the menus ...
... we've seen and done. I've wanted to do this trip for so many years, and when Ollie and I started dating four years ago, it became his dream too. Now that we've almost finished it, I can honestly say that it has exceeded all of my hopes, thanks to Ollie.
That night, with palm trees swaying under a full moon, my best friend in the world, Ollie, asked me a very important question. And I said yes.
And so begins our next big adventure.
Next stop: El Nido!
... finally arrived in the small town of port Barton around 5pm and went on a hunt for a room. Easier said than done and after walking up and down the beach we discovered that the town is full of resort after resort and full of honeymooning couples on expensive getaways. Don't get me wrong...that's lovely but totally not what we expected to find or wanted really. ...