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EL NIDO: That six-hour ride from Puerto Princesa

The leg space was so awkward that during the “rough road” moments, I would always unconsciously turn off the airconditioner with my knees. To this, SZ would spend the rest of the trip holding my uncontrollable knees to keep me from creating thermostat havoc. Continue reading EL NIDO: That six-hour ride from Puerto Princesa

BALER: The hungry ones go to Gerry

Walking around the province of Baler will take the joy out of you if you don’t know where to regain all your strength. So as hungry travelers, we decided to hit Gerry Shan’s Place for a simple buffet. It costs P120 and you’re free to eat whatever your mouth can chew. I contented myself with rice, all the available viands, all the available fruits from … Continue reading BALER: The hungry ones go to Gerry

BALER: What to expect in visiting Digisit Beach

No one really takes time to pick up washed up twigs and seashell remnants washed ashore, but it still had something serenely beautiful about it. I actually loved it. Any beach for me will do. I live in the metro, where things can get ugly anytime. Digisit Beach offered to me a break away from all that. Continue reading BALER: What to expect in visiting Digisit Beach

BALER: They escaped to Ermita Hill for safety, we did it to dry up

Ermita Hill is known for its history. It provided an escape to the people of Baler looking for safety from the tsunami that hit its shores in 1735. 277 years later, we visited the hill bearing no historical significance to anything but ourselves. Continue reading BALER: They escaped to Ermita Hill for safety, we did it to dry up

Arriving in Baler

Two stopovers. At least those that I was aware of. I stepped off the bus to see Cabanatuan. It looked – well – like any other province. How to I compare it to other provinces when we were only stuck in the Genesis bus stopover station to pee and to bond with fellow traveler? Fortunately, no bonding took place and unfortunately, the peeing came a … Continue reading Arriving in Baler