House of Big Brother
Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
... heard in every Asian destination: Ronan Keating's "When You Say Nothing At All". The first time we heard it, we were a bit baffled to hear a song that hasn't been played in the UK for the last 10+ years; now it's weird not to hear it three times a day. All the while, the voices stayed true to the standard "entertainment" pitch, several notes away from the actual tune. It just proved again to us that the best food in Asia, if maybe not the most romantic, is found on street ...
... of wood to another with the object of the game being to capture the most in number. Satar said his mother learned the game in Africa and taught it to him.
El Nido was a step towards the rustic and away from civilization. It still had tricycles to get around and 16 hours of electricity per day. Still a fair number of places to stay and eat and lots of people on the beach trying to sell you pearls and whatever. It was in El Nido that we met Richard ...
I didn't explore the capital at all, as it seemed to be another maze of tiny shacks and shops. The hostel I stayed in here however was great. Banwa's Art house. If you happen to be passing through, which is all you will really do in Puerto Princessa, stay here. The staff are lovely and very helpful and even remembered my name when I came back after El Nido before flying out of ...
... probably more slick than snow. I have never rode a motorcycle on such terrain so I went extremely slow...but apparently going slow is not the only skill required for this terrain and we fell again. This fall was not as severe as the first fall but it definitely made me stop and not want to go further on the motorcycle. People again came to us for help and advice. We were told that a bus usually passes by and carries motorcycles because they know this problem exists. We waited for 2 ...
Time to say goodbye to the tropical islands and beaches and head for the city - Puerto Princesa. The buses to drive the 6/7/8 hours (depending which option you chose!) south are all expensive. Even the local bus that stops everywhere is expensive. So I've gone for the slightly quicker van option as there really was very little difference in price. Annoyingly, after paying for an extortionate ticket, they don't even pick you up. So I needed a motorbike taxi (tricycle) ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking