I know summer will be over soon, but I hope this post helps some of you who might be heading to the beautiful island of Palawan in the near future!:) I planned the whole trip and tried my best to lessen the expenses so we could all maximize our budget. This is my 2nd time to visit the beautiful city of Puerto Princesa (my 1st time you can read HERE & HERE) and grabe I'm so happy I was able to pull off the whole trip planning gig! Pwede na magtayo ng travel agency! They all went home delighted and itching to come back soon:) Let's start the journey!
Day 1 - Airport + Firefly Watching
|whats so funny guysss|
|my mom before her failed walking shot. lol|
|BOARDING!!! so handsome my Herschel backpack!:)|
Booked everyone via Air Philippines! Got a cheap flight for P1,300 roundtrip. :) You also have to prepare P200 each for airport tax.
|Free pick-up service by Ysabelle Mansion! :)|
|the father and his bff - mr.san miguel. Lol|
|outside our room|
Went Firefly watching again after a quick dinner at Kinabuch. I forgot how much it was but it was definitely cheaper than my last Palawan trip with Mich. If you can though, choose a guide who looks young and smart (hehe). Our guide, the last time Mich and I went to Palawan, was amazing and well researched and prepared. This time I spent all night complaining coz I felt ripped off. Parang nagmamadali our guide to get us back and didn't really felt glad we were there. Haha. :/
Day 2 - City Tour + Underground River
|only took one photoe and wasn't able to see what's inside :/ maybe next time!|
Made a quick stop at Binuatan Creations where we were taught how to make handcrafted bags and acccessories! I will definitely come back here the next time I go to Palawan. I'm still dreaming of that pretty handbag I saw but didn't buy. :/
|Trying out weaving! it looks easy but it's hard as hell! Effort grabe! 1 million years before u finish 1 bag!|
|si ate chill na chill|
|the showroom. heaven!|
|tote bags for I think P150|
|took this home! perfect for the beach!|
|lakas maka postura!|
|this is it! this is the bag I still dream of. Heh.|
|mahangin sa labas te?|
|lovely houses at Baker's Hill where we bought pasalubongs!|
|with my bro|
We then proceeded to Iwahig Prison & Penal Farm. It's a penitentiary where prisoners roam freely. Parang bakasyon engrande lang. It's like a huge compound or subdivision complete with stores and a church and houses! I heard some prisoners come back even after they're released to earn money by selling pasalubongs. In fairness, swerte the prisoners here para lang silang nagreretreat lang sa tagaytay.
|where the prisoners roam freely. bakasyon lng!|
|minimum security compound|
|an inmate took our photo. bongga! haha|
|inside the recreation hall|
|we were lucky enough to catch the dancing inmates in action!:)|
|aliw na aliw lang si ate|
|thanks for dancing for me! chos|
|Miles, my bro-in-law, bought this shirt for P400. Lakas makastatement|
Headed to the Crocodile Farm next! You have to be on time though coz there are tour intervals. Fee is P40 per person.
|skin & skeletal remains of a giant crocodile captured during the 1990's after it ate a child. afraid|
|tanks where baby crocs are nurtured. para silang nagsto2p dance!|
|and this is where THE BOSSES are! can you spot the big guy?|
|which you can pet for P20.|
|mich and her new pe, table ang peg?|
|sayang i didn't buy this!|
|waiting for our boat|
|i asked them to carry me coz high tide. Like a boss!. haha|
|cute ng bayawak (monitor lizard) noh! gapang galore lang sha towards us. Okay, I freaked out. Shet.|
|cirsologo daw oh! ikaw ba yan mich??|
We went island hopping the next day!Just paid P1500 for the van rental plus another P2k for the boat. We decided to just have our food catered (c/o our driver, he has contacts) and paid P200 per person. :) It was still cheaper than the standard P1500 per person charge for Honda Bay tour.
|you can rent snorkels and diving gears here!|
|our van! hit me up if you wanna get their contact details:)|
|bought this sachet sunscreen for P50! Pwede na for SPF 50|
So we decided to just skip the other islands and headed straight to the nicest of them all, Pandan Island!:) This is the best place to do snorkeling coz the beach is gorgeous and they have shower rooms & pwede na toilets. We rented a cottage for P400.
Headed straight to the airport afterwards. Bitin! But it was definitely a trip to remember. Always is whenever I'm with my fam. Our next trip: Singapore! I cannot cannot wait.:)