EL NIDO: Pre-nup in El Nido is not a bad photo affair

We had some weird moments of sleepiness and after more than 8 hours of travelling, we arrived at El Nido to do the pre-nup. Continue reading EL NIDO: Pre-nup in El Nido is not a bad photo affair

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PUERTO PRINCESA: The Butterfly Farm

And then we went to the Butterfly Farm. Why would we miss the chance of seeing hundreds and hundreds of flying insects moving about free to be photographed? In all its rarity, the place was different from when I first saw it last 2010. It was being renovated then and now as we walked past the blooms and fluttering insects in the ‘farm’ I saw … Continue reading PUERTO PRINCESA: The Butterfly Farm

PUERTO PRINCESA: Eat at Elmer’s Pares for a change

I couldn’t hide my excitement at the notion of finally getting to know El Nido. I’ve been hearing about them from friends – and with constant prodding of people I know and from the diverse stories I heard about it – the desire to finally go to El Nido was born. There were booking blues and some random dramas for this trip, but as SZ … Continue reading PUERTO PRINCESA: Eat at Elmer’s Pares for a change

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