Posted by Josiah on May 14, 2013
I was working at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Canteen in El Nido, Palawan on the afternoon of April 27, 2013. It was a place where the Tapsilog was only 75 Pesos and the hot 3-in-1 coffee was just 15 Pesos but it has a better view than other restaurants I have tried in town.
View from Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Canteen
The second floor of the blue-pink building is where the PPA Canteen is located
That’s where I saw a group of huge limestone rocks on the left side of the port. (Later I found out that it was called Yakosan Beach.) During high tide it was an island but during low tide it was a part of the mainland of El Nido.
I always saw these rocks during the start and end of my island hopping tours in El Nido. I always wanted to go there but due to my limited time, I never had the chance even for a quick visit. Now that I was in El Nido with a relaxing itinerary, I get to visit the place. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on April 29, 2013
When I arrived at the airport for my Manila to Puerto Princesa flight, the staff at the check-in counter told me that the only seat left was on the Emergency Exit. I happily said yes. Why happy? It’s the seats with the best legroom.
Legroom of of Exit Row Seat
If you’re as tall as me you’ll understand what I mean.
No more knees hitting the seat in front of me. No more standing up when someone nearer the window wanted some private time in the lavatory (Comfort Room). Plus you get to have a small chitchat time with the pretty flight attendant when she’s explaining what you need to do. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on April 24, 2013
It was the last day of our travel to El Nido, Palawan. The plan was simple breakfast at IBR Store, then drink shake at The Alternative just to take photos at their ‘The Nest’ and last but definitely not the least, visit Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beaches and Maremegmeg Beach.
It was a complicated day for us since we planned to ride the bus going back to Puerto Princesa at around 6PM, check out time at our lodging was at 12NN and we plan to spend the whole afternoon at Nacpan and Calitang. Our solution was to check out early and bring our bags with us to Nacpan and Calitang and head straight to the bus station after beacheneering experience. Good thing we were joined with Project Dora‘s tour group so we could hire a van and minimize the cost of hiring the van. Plus we get to put our stuff in the van inside while exploring the long beach.
The van arrived on time at 10AM, but since we still had to do some packing we left the town proper of El Nido at 10:44AM. It was a 40 minute ride to Nacpan where I had a quick snooze since I still have yet to recover from our island hopping the day before. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on April 22, 2013
I arrived at around 5:24PM at the market terminal of El Nido, Palawan. I called Paula and asked where they were, she said that they were waiting for the sunset at Corong-Corong Beach. I said that I would follow them even though I still do not know where it was. My main concern was first to drop off my stuff at our lodge, so when Paula said that it was near the terminal I never thought of going there immediately.
I rode the tricycle going to the town proper of El Nido, Palawan. Quickly located our lodge then dropped my stuff first, and rode a tricycle to Corong-Corong Beach. » Read more…
Posted by Josiah on April 10, 2013
What’s the difference between my first time in El Nido, Palawan and my fourth time there?
- I travelled solo on my first time to El Nido. On my fourth time I joined fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers Paula and Marx, even met with Suzette and Brenna.
Entrance to the Big Lagoon
- First time I was on a really tight budget. On my fourth time I was deprived of all the oily goodness of pizza, pasta and sisig therefore I somehow had a bigger budget to splurge for food and accommodation.
- I only did island hopping on my first time. On my fourth time I also did island hopping plus I watched the sunset at the beach at Brgy. Corong-Corong and went to the beautiful Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beach.
- I only travelled by public van on my first time. On my fourth time I even get to try Daytripper Palawan‘s big van.
In summary, I had a bigger budget to spend on my fourth time in El Nido, Palawan. » Read more…