Island hopping in Port Barton (San Vicente, Palawan)

Kat in Pina Plata, Port Barton

Port Barton is one of the quieter parts of Palawan. It doesn’t have the grand karst formations and lagoons in El Nido or pristine lakes in Coron, but it has beautiful beaches and snorkeling areas. Tourists often visit here to unwind or have a relaxing beach holiday. Here I’m going to tell you about our […]

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Coron, Palawan: My realizations from traveling solo for the first time

Solo travel to Coron, Palawan

As I’m writing the first draft of this article, I am drinking coffee from a veranda waiting for the sunrise in this paradise. Yes, no other word aptly describes this place – its clear lakes, green lagoons and tall borders of limestone karsts, seas thriving with corals and colorful fishes and shipwrecks open for exploration. I […]

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El Nido, Palawan: Guide to Backpacking on a Budget

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan | budget-friendly El Nido travel guide

Did you know that you can travel to El Nido on a budget? Yes! When Hali and I visited here in 2017, we only spent P7000 each for 5 days (excluding airfare). Here’s our budget guide to El Nido so you can enjoy this tropical paradise too without breaking the bank. El Nido, Palawan El […]

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To one of the world’s best islands: El Nido, Palawan

Snorkeling in El Nido

Last June, we went on a vacation to El Nido, Palawan. El Nido is one of the most famous attractions in the Philippines. Does it live up to expectation? We’d already booked the tickets to Puerto Princesa a year before, so you can say that it was a year in the making. It also coincided with my birthday, so […]

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Balabac, Palawan: A memorable summer in 2016

Punta Sebaring in Bugsuk Island, Balabac, Palawan

Balabac, Palawan, gave us a novel summer experience. I’m not just saying that to stir up hype or exaggerate. It’s different from the usual summer escapades, for many reasons. You’d be surprised to know that the amazing beaches we discovered are only one of these reasons. This is despite the many stories and controversies surrounding Balabac, […]

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A Guide to Island Hopping in Balabac, Palawan

Balabac island hopping - Candaraman Island

If you haven’t been to Balabac yet, you should really be planning a trip soon! In my opinion, Balabac has the best beaches in the country — fine, white sand and blue water. Here’s guide to island hopping in Balabac, Palawan! For other info (including how to get here, expenses, tips and more), please refer […]

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Balabac, Palawan: Travel guide to the Last Paradise (Updated 2019)

Balabac Palawan travel guide feature

Here’s your ultimate travel guide to Balabac, Palawan! Including a sample 5 days itinerary you can follow for your trip. Last 2015, Hali and I were exchanging stories with a 60-year-old fellow traveler who then told us about Balabac. For the uninitiated, Balabac group of islands is a relatively unknown summer haven for backpackers seeking unspoilt beaches and preserved […]

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