December 2007- My first time in San Vicente, Palawan.
This municipality is three to four hours away from Palawan’s capital- Puerto Princesa City. Traveling by land from one town to another wasn’t easy. There’s no airport in that place so we really had to endure the rigorous drive. The road system was terrible.
See what I mean? But after several stops, we made it to the the said town. It is a well-kept place in the Northern Palawan area. They have beautiful and pristine beaches. However, my main concern was the road! The government need to do something about it.
We had to pay respect to the town mayor first. Courtesy call.
There’s a nearby beach in the place where we stayed. The place is called Kemdeng. We were there for a week.
One afternoon, we decided to try their beach. We were so into it. Our clothes were already wet and there were sand all over us. And then came the bad news…there’s no running water that we could use for shower! The nice locals allowed us to use their well. We washed ourselves in an open area…yes, where people could see us. It was hilarious. I couldn’t believe that we did it!
The town fiesta was coming up. During one morning, the locals gathered around to beautify the place. We decided to help them out 😉
Another experience that I couldn’t forget was crossing this river. We had to walk for several kilometers. It was hardcore! And as if it wasn’t enough, we also crossed the river! It was a river filled with slippery stones. I thought I couldn’t handle it but I was happy that I was able to do it.