Ive been trying to start exploring places away from my comfort zone but it’s just recently that I was finally able to commence my plan to travel.
Our first attempt happened in El Nido & Puerto Princesa of Palawan.
We arrived at our hostel midnight of July 10. But before that, we were in a van that me and a friend are the only Pinoys. It’s crazy. We’re still in the Philippines but felt like we’re not.
Initially I wanted to have the dorm type hostel; it’s cheaper compared to what we had but on our second attempt of booking, the dorms were filled. We reserved the private rooms instead. It seems like when backpacking, being in a dorm type would give you a massive experience – both connecting with and sleeping with other people.
In a nutshell, here are our amazing 2 nights.
- Met Simon, Angela, Matt, Brad, Stella, Mauro.
- Visited majestic islands via our island tour.
- Snorkling that I got panic because of the water that keeps coming inside my tube. Not wearing life-vest and the water was very deep!
- The lagoons are mesmerizing!! No solid camera can was sucks big time. Thanks to iPhone anyway.
- Got to talk to Matt with awesome topics; from his past to upcoming travels and the glimpsed of the culture of the places he visited.
- In love with the sunset beach-ing. Sunset with a friend, new friends, a beer and a ukulele is my favorite part of that journey.
- I like Mr. Sun even more.
- Dinner night by the beach.
- The very fun part was drinking with people coming from 8 different countries. And my mind that time was like “this is craaaaaaaazy!”.
- Head out and we brought the party to the beach.
- Got to meet and talk to Sammy, from India.
- I saw a lot of things on the beach party that I only see in online videos. Not the hardcore.
- and when you party in such place, Grow Up or Go Home.
- Got to talk to Matt about religion, I was bleeding secretly that time.
This is the city part of Palawan and we went to few (touristy) places since our goal was to work remotely during our stay there.
- Bakers Hill. Foods to take home and European feel park. Missed to try the tamilok.
- Of course, the Underground (subterranean) river. Our visit there gives me more hope to explore the world we standing on.
- Crocodile and butterfly park and the Tribe.
The internet sucks there though and El Nido has a way better reception despite being in the countryside of the city.
Overall, It turned out to be more amazing than how I initially thought of our adventure. I do have another one lineup. This time, it’s somewhere outside PH. Someone needs to really have a passport and durable luggage bag to continue the adventure.