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.