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Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
Seeing the baywalk in the distance, through the dour drizzle, we lumbered on. To get there, we crossed through a shanty town, built on stilts in the delta. The locals, peeking out of the doorways of their ramshackle abodes, looked perplexed. Just what were these two blonde tourists doing, stepping carefully through the shanty town and over bridge planks in their flip-flops, trying not to fall in the suspicious-looking puddles? Some kids braved the rain and ran out to ...
... one, but two seasons of The Amazing Race (one was Amazing Race Philippines and the other was Ukraine). We arrived back to our hotel around 1:00 p.m. to get our first real look at the grounds in daylight. As we walked through the archway leading towards the pool area we were amazed at how beautiful this place was. We had seen it the night before in darkness and early in the morning while the sun was still rising, but in the sunny afternoon it was even more gorgeous. The photos on the ...
... Puerto Princesa, located in the centre of the crescent shaped island is the largest city and the island's hub. With a population of close to a quarter of a million one would expect much more commercialism however, Puerto boasts only one large mall and the downtown area can pretty well be walked from one end to the other. There is a McDonalds but little else that a westerner would recognize and call familiar. It was here in Puerto that we both ...
... so everyone takes tricycles- a motorcycle with a covered sidecar. Some of the tricycles have names on the front. I saw one today that said Super Dave but I couldn't get a picture in time -there are 40 pesos to a Canadian dollar -the Philippines was colonized by Spain -English is widely spoken here- the most of any country we have been to. We will be on a tour that includes lots of Filipinos (they travel extensively in their own country) and the tour guides will speak ...
... people that commit a plethora of crimes should not be punished and sent to a jail cell and what the whole world knows where people who create crimes goes, in the Philippines they have a different agenda. Prisoners usually get sent out to these prisons which are huge farms and they must live in the farms doing farm labor. These farm communities become so tight, that they become an actually city or village for these people, they actually start bringing in their families to ...
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