Thursday, January 31, 2013

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Travel


Puerto Princesa in Palawan Island would be one of the places that I’d love to revisit. Its almost summer, so I’ve been itching to visit nice places to enjoy the beach, the sun, and the food. This entry is about our Palawan travel way back 2010, me and Ivane were about to celebrate our 4th (or maybe 5th) year anniversary and since we got a reasonable plane promo we decided to visit Palawan. 
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Palawan is a top travel destination, from food tripping to animal farms, divine food, nature tripping, to the famous Puerto Princessa underground river, you would never go wrong in choosing this Philippine destination.
And since Ivane is fond of taking pictures, let all of these visuals tell you about our trip:
Day 1 - City tour, Badjao Seafront Restaurant
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The Legend Hotel, one of the best place to stay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan (service was great!)
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We went to this crocodile farm that houses different animals too (at least caged in the zoo, and not with the crocodiles.. lol)
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Mayor Mitra’s farm, overlooking the wonderful Puerto Princesa, Palawan
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One of the many souvenir shops in Puerto Princesa
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A stop-over in Baker’s hill for some afternoon snacks. This place is not just famous with their baked goods but you’d be surprise they also have this mini zoo, a pizza parlor and several other stuff-selling-stalls.
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We ended our day in Badjao Seafront restaurant.
Day 2 - Underground River Tour 
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Day 3 - Transferred to another resort, Rest day.
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We get bored easily. On a long vacation, hopping to one resort to another is actually a good idea :) This time around we were at Deep Forest Garden Resort.
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They have plenty of this wooden sculpture around, and according to the owner these are for sale. 
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I know this one is nice. ( but I cannot imagine bringing one of these to our house)
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Playing with massivehumongous, gigantic big chess board pieces.
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Ivane can barely move her bishop. lol
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shakeys for dinner
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Day 4 - Food tripping at KaLui Seafood and Native Restaurant, and we went to this beach (I forgot the name) nearby.
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This was a very unique experience for us, everybody in the resto were on their bare feet. (yes, you are not allowed inside with any footwear)
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we went to this nice beach nearby
Day 5 - Honda Bay Tour during the day and food tripping at ‘Bilao at Palayok’ Seafood and Native Restaurant at night
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dinner at ‘Bilao at Palayok Seafood and Native Restaurant’
Day 6 - Preparation of the pasalubongs, Last day (the sad part)
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Our last meal in Puerto Princesa Palawan
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Our pasalubongs
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Souvenir and pasalubong buying.
It was a 6-day long vacation. A good way to relieve yourself from stress and work.
(My feeling-expert-tips)
1.) Avoid getting sick - yea, I was sick half of our stay. anyway, if possible bring your medicines to avoid missing the activities.
2.) Bring an insect repellent - What we brought was the ilog Maria brand, this is of course to avoid malaria/dengue or the like.
3.) Resort hopping - As I said earlier, try other resorts, its gonna be a totally new experience once you transfer from one to another (only applicable for long staying travelers)
4.) Go with fast food - this might be funny but it worked for me whenever I travel. This is not to restrict you from eating in fancy restaurants, but at least maybe for lunch or breakfast (unless the hotel/resort provides one) go to a budget friendly fast food. 
5.) Get some rest - as much as possible, get some rest after a long tour, you might get too tired in going to your next destination.
That’s it Pancit!!

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