My first time in Palawan =)

Famous beaches and luxe hotels were the things I kept in mind whenever I picture Palawan. While it is true that the island is an abode of world class beaches and resorts, there are still places that await further developments.

During my first trip to Palawan, Ranell and I travelled across waters. Haha. Yes, we sailed.

The early morning sea.

The early morning sea.

We woke up early to check out the sea and the ferry as well.

Here's our first glimpse of Coron Island.

Here's our first glimpse of Coron Island.

There’s this part of the boat that’s off-limit to passengers…

Off-limits! Dangerous!

Off-limits! Dangerous!

This is our tourist bunk!

This is our tourist bunk!

Look at the sky!

Look at the sky!

We arrived at Puerto Princesa City at around 9 pm. There were changes of plans so instead of staying at the Seaport Inn, we braved the road down south and headed to Brooke’s Point. We arrived at 2 am and tried to get some sleep right away. I was at shock because the place was totally rural. The electricity and water supply weren’t stable.

The two other municipalities that we visited were also “out of my league.” Plus, I was also so scared because of the malaria outbreak in the area. My parents were calling and texting every now and then to see how I am doing. It was a shock for them too.

In the middle of my craziness, we found these pristine beauties that have been the southern part’s best kept secrets.

=)

=)

What a view!

What a view!

Nice, ey?

Nice, ey?

Sunsets are nice =)

Sunsets are nice =)

The uber-nice Palawan water

The uber-nice Palawan water

After a week in Bataraza and Brooke’s Point, I really couldn’t wait to go home. I admired the “untouched” places that we’ve visited, that’s for sure. But being raised in an entirely different setting, I know that I couldn’t stay there for a long haul. As soon as I got home, I just felt totally blessed and more appreciative of my hometown.

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