Kong / Philippines - 2009 / 2010
I had the chance of
taking a 2-week break during the Christmas time 2009 / 2010.
After visiting both Hong Kong and Philippines during my Asia
2009 tour I still felt like returning there - this time the
intention was just to enjoy good beach life in some location
not spoiled with too many western people.
I had heard good things about Palawan but getting there
was a bit challenging - first you needed an international
flight with at least one transfer to Manila and then another
domestic flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa.
Anyway Palawan turned out to be a fantastic destination -
beautiful white sand beaches with good swimming and diving.
Apart from El Nido there were not that many western people
to be seen!
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I did not write detailed notes this time - just enjoyed the
good time before a busy period at work. Main destinations
after Manila were:
- Puerto Princesa (day tour in the area - including
the interesting crocodile farm)
- Sabang (famous underground river and a nice deserted
- El Nido (after a long boat trip - excellent diving
and interesting boat trips in the area)
After returning to Manila I spent two days in Hong
Kong - main activity being the visit to Ocean Park where
I tried all the possible roller coaster rides.