Saturday, June 6, 2009
The Great Palawan Adventure
Last May 28-30 my co-teachers and I went to Palawan. We stayed at the famous Dos Palmas Resort.
We left Manila via Cebu Pacific at 8 am and arrived at Puerto Princessa at 9:30 am. The Dos Palmas crew fetched us at the airport.
Than took a 30 minutes bus ride towards the port. We took a 1 hour ferry ride to finally get to the resort. Upon reaching the Dos Palmas Port we were greeted with a confetti of flowers, music, wooden necklaces and complimentary drinks. Wow were we amazed and impressed by their reception.
Upon arrival we ate our lunch buffet style. Their food were so delicious and the choices were awesome! It was practically a four course meal. After eating we settled in our cabanas and rested. After that we had our team building activities. We had several games and luckily our team won.
The next day we left early for the underground river.We travelled a total of four hours land travel and two and a half boat ride.
The land travel was abit stressful because of the winding road and some parts were a bit rough. But who cares all those travel were all worth it! The under ground river was really amazing. It really deserves to be voted as one of the 8 natural wonders of the world. Being in it makes you realize how amazing and powerful nature can be. God really works in wondrous ways!
The next morning we were supposed to have a picnic lunch at a nearby island but the weather did not permit us. So we just spend the morning kayaking, which I really enjoyed, and snorkelling. Then it started to rain so we had to go back to our cabanas and prepare for our departure. Before going to the airport we passed by the local market ad bought some souvenirs. Seafoods there are so cheap. Imagine fresh tuna is worth only 90 per kilo and and galunggong is only worth 10 pesos per kilo! Well I bought some fresh seafood, cashew and pearls.
I enjoyed the Palawan adventure so much. I wish I could go back there someday and visit Coron and El Nido.