Saturday, February 09, 2008

I've Never Been To Palawan

They say that you’ve never been to Palawan if you were not able to visit El Nido and the underground river. If that is true, then I’ve never been to Palawan despite the picture evidences that I shall post here.

A military band met us at the airport. I don’t know if it’s just their normal greetings to visitors, or there might be some visiting dignitaries that arrived together with us. There were some pretty and interesting looking foreigners in the plane, but no one important that I know of. I think most of my co-passengers are tourists and I am the only one there who arrives for work.

At noon, I checked in at the Legend Hotel. The accommodation is excellent. They have free wifi access and it brought me joy despite my brief stay there. I met a cousin and he wanted me to stay another day and see the beauty of Palawan. The family of his wife owns a white sand beach in El Nido. "It's paradise, Manoy" he said.

But after failing to convince me, he said he hope that I'd be infected with the "comeback-comeback" virus. "I hope so" I replied mentally calculating the cost of coming back to the place for a vacation. Plane is around P7k round trip for 2. We can stay at our aunt's house in a town north of Puerto Princesa. It's already near to El Nido. Maybe we can just set up a tent in their paradise, and do island hopping. Ah, my mind is already imagining things.

What would you do around Palawan's capital city? The place is like another small town in Cebu. No Jeep, plenty of tricycles, no traffic, no malls. But I can hear the calling of the alluring paradise. My stay is less than 30 hours and I already looked forward to coming back.

Because I’ve never been to the important places in this last frontier, perhaps I’ve never really been to Palawan.

Honda Bay and El Nido photos plucked from wowphilippines website. It's something to look forward to in the future.

9 comments:

lady cess said...

i've never been there too but i urge you to go back. bring your wife and go hhww on the beach. :)

Wil said...

I had the chance to go to palawan last december, but I already spent a lot of money in cebu and bohol. One day.... ;)

Panaderos said...

I'd also love to see Palawan someday. I haven't met anyone who's been there that hated the place.

tin-tin said...

you should go back to palawan! i love the place! ganda siya :)

Lawstude said...
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Lawstude said...

I have been to the Underground River but not yet to El Nido. Maybe someday.

Ferdz said...

El Nido is still in my list of place to be. I've been to some parts of Palawan but I think each region offers something different. Sana makabalik din

Lazarus said...

friends, i relly want to go back to palawan. waaahh. hopefully this year.

dodong flores said...

Hello, Gaw. I'd been to El Nido in September to November in 2001. Sort of an adventure (or a self-exile if you may call it) after losing my job. The place is a Wow! I didn't live the tourist life when I was there. In fact, I merged with local fishermen... I didn't have quite a budget for a tourist - and I didn't make it for the underground river. But I was doing island hopping for free.
Try it for yourself and share your adventure to me. I'd love to hear those...