Posted by Josiah on October 30, 2013
My plan was to head to Robinson’s Puerto Princesa to have lunch with my students but when I arrived where they were they already had lunch. When a jeepney going to Irawan passed by having a placard that says ‘Crocodile Farm‘ I asked them immediately if they wanted to go to the Crocodile Farm, they all said yes. But we were with friends, who tagged along, that did not want to go there. They said that they have already been there and it was not an enjoyable place for a visit and suggested that we should just go straight to Robinsons.
Multicab to Irawan with a ‘Crocodile Farm’ Placard
I had to make a quick decision whether we should go to Crocodile Farm or not. I based my decision on three reasons.
- Just like my students, I still have not been to the Crocodile Farm.
- The ones opposing were just tagging along.
- What else are we going to do in Robinsons?
- Enjoyment is relative.
I told them my decision that since they already had lunch, we will first be going to the Crocodile Farm to get hungry and after that we’ll be heading to Robinsons to have a snack. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone with my hunger as the sacrifice. The ones tagging along decided that they will be going home instead. A reminder to me that whatever decision we make, we cannot make everyone happy. I just had to prioritize to whom this trip was for.
So we waited again for another jeepney to Irawan to pass by and rode it going to the Crocodile Farm. So after about 20 minutes and 18 Pesos for a jeepney ride the driver dropped us off the gate of the Crocodile Farm.
Crocodile Farm and Nature Park
Upon entering a guard approached us and told us that we should first register for the guided tour. Since we were all above 13 years yet still young enough not to reach the Senior Citizen age our Registration Fee would be 40 Pesos/persons. Then we waited for about 15 minutes for the guided tour at 1:30 PM. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on October 14, 2013
I was meeting with people that would be teaching me hydroponics when they said to meet them around Bancao-Bancao. They told me the directions and said that I’ll be passing by a place where there are boats. First thing came to my mind was “What are the boats doing there?!?!? There’s no water surrounding that area?” When we passed by that area they pointed to the big blue boat and a “Christmas tree” made of Chainsaws. When I saw the word Museum I knew that I had to go back.
Environmental Enforcement Museum from the road
So the next day, after finishing some work I did go back. All I remember was that the Museum was located about 250 meters away from the Airport of Puerto Princesa City at Abrea-Manalo Street Intersection. Since I was in the town proper, I walked to the Capitol and rode a tricycle there and told the driver that I wanted to go to the Museum with a big boat and Christmas Tree chainsaw located near the airport. Unfortunately, most of the drivers did not know of the place. So I ended up telling the driver that I will point the way.
So after about 10 Pesos and 2-3 minutes on the tricycle, I was now in front of Environmental Enforcement Museum.
Environmental Enforcement Museum Entrance
Upon arrival I registered on their log book and paid the registration fee of 20 Pesos/person. This was where they told me that the museum had just started just last April 2013. And it was a project of Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI), a network of Non-Government Organization (NGO) that actively helps protect and preserve the Natural Environment (Trees, plants, animals and wildlife) of Palawan. I was really glad when they told me that my registration fee would be used to support their work to protect the environment of Palawan. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on October 1, 2013
I was invited by friends for me to join them on August 5, 2013 to pick up their Rubber Seedlings that we would be getting from the Accredited Rubber Tree Nursery located in Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Since I was not doing anything that day I decided to join them for me to explore another side of Palawan not only in terms of travel but also in terms of farming.
Loading up the Rubber Seedlings to the truck
I woke up at around 5AM so that I could arrive in the terminal of Roxas, Palawan before 6AM, our scheduled time for meetup. But since there are not enough transportation that ferries people from El Nido to Puerto Princesa they had to wait in the middle of the National Highway for almost 3 hours until they decided that they have waited enough and will hire a tricycle to get them to the terminal of Roxas. So at 9:30 AM they have finally arrived with me waiting and almost having my second breakfast. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on September 13, 2013
Ever since I moved here in Palawan, I’ve been to El Nido more than what my fingers could count and just recently I noticed that I still do not have a collective post on what you could really do in El Nido. So here I am writing this post so you would know what I like to do there.
In order of my preference. Starting from the least to the my must do things in El Nido, Palawan.
6. Sunset Viewing in Corong-Corong Beach
Sunset at Corong-Corong Beach
Since the Taraw Cliffs blocks the sunset view in the Town Proper of El Nido, one could visit the beach of Corong-Corong during the sunset for minimum fare with a tricycle (10 Pesos/person). The beach has a gradual depression which makes a wide beach during low tide where we walked around during the sunset.
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Posted by Josiah on August 31, 2013
It was around 4PM when Lai of PinayTravelista.com and I arrived in El Nido, Palawan from our short visit to Taytay, Palawan. While resting, I called Jherson of LonelyTravelogue.com, another Pinoy Travel Blogger (PTB) who was traveling in El Nido, for us to meet him.
Maremegmeg Beach from the viewpoint of the National Highway
I told him that we were headed for Maremegmeg Beach and if he has time we would want him to join us. Luckily, he told us that they, along with his new found friends during his island hopping tour, will also be visiting Maremegmeg Beach. Woohoo! » Read more…