Island Hopping Experience, Port Barton

Island Hopping Experience, Port Barton

It was a bright and sunny day for an Island Hopping Experience Visiting a province that comprises of roughly 1780 islands will leave you feeling the need to go on an island hopping tour at least once. Mathematically and emotionally, that will never be enough! Port Barton, one of the villages situated in the north west coast of Palawan, is surrounded by a lot of islands and islets that will give you the opportunity to experience the island (and reef) hopping. —– This was my first time to do an island…

Loving Port Barton

Loving Port Barton

There’s always something refreshing in finding yourself in a place that not a lot of people know about. The last few months of wandering locally allowed me to meet a lot of foreigners who have been enchanted by Port Barton. And not one local that I’ve traveled with has mentioned it, let alone even been there before. Port Barton. If you are truly special, then why have I only heard of you now? I guess reading through the guides only lead you to the popular ones. Chances are, you’re going to…

A Day in Kalanggaman Island

A Day in Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island Summer will always be defined with a visit to the beach, basking under the sun and getting soaked in the vitamin sea of salty water. To some extent, summer seems to be quite predictable. A visit to an island, however, is not. Especially when you realize that the place you’re about to visit, namely Kalanggaman Island, is everything you’ve hoped for while at the same time, it’s everything that is not. Our boat leading towards Kalanggaman Island, with changing sandbars from either side of the island and coconut trees…

Blissful Moments in the Unspoiled Beach of Narra, Palawan

Blissful Moments in the Unspoiled Beach of Narra, Palawan

A beach in Narra, one of the unspoiled beaches in Palawan. Most beach goers here in the Philippines have been accustomed to seeing a variety of white sand beaches. The beauty of white sand is by default, attributed to purity. Before we arrived in a nearby beach in Narra, my cousin told “warned” me that what we were about to visit has black sand. Perhaps she downplayed the beach so as to lower any form of expectations. That Saturday afternoon. Well, I found out that it was actually gray. Not that it mattered….

That Trip to Calaguas, Camarines Norte

That Trip to Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Calaguas Island is located in Camarines Norte, one of the provinces in the Bicol Region, Philippines. It is one of nature’s gift to mankind. To date, it is still considered as one of those “virgin beaches” in the country. No electricity, no buildings, no anything (except for a bunch of cottages on the northern part of the stretch, which I later on discovered as Waling-waling beach resort). It has been three months since I went to Calaguas and fortunately, after overcoming the critical phase of my previous project (yes, work) and…