Travelblog#37: El Nido & Puerto Princesa – the Philippines

14th-19th January, 2015 El Nido, with its dramatic landscape of limestone mountains and white sand beaches, is the top tourist destination in Palawan. When we reached there we were greeted by the usual signs of a popular beach experiencing growing pains – inflated prices, cluttered streets, white people outnumbering Asian – but I had alreadyContinue reading “Travelblog#37: El Nido & Puerto Princesa – the Philippines”

Travelblog#36: Port Barton – the Philippines

11th-13th January, 2015 We arrived at Port Barton in the early evening and my first impressions were, to be honest, not great. The beach was nice, but I was soon to discover that the accommodation was all hideously overpriced, yet somehow nearly everywhere was full. Large colourfully painted signs advertised nightly barbeques, stone-baked pizzas, grilledContinue reading “Travelblog#36: Port Barton – the Philippines”

Travelblog#35: Sabang – the Philippines

10th-11th January, 2015 After a very comfortable Christmas and New Year spent with friends in Taiwan, I was back on the road again. Destination: the Philippines. No longer alone, I had three travel buddies with me: Jody, James and Chloe. All of us are old friends and went to University together. Jody has been livingContinue reading “Travelblog#35: Sabang – the Philippines”