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Palawan: Baker's Hill

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It's free. Everyone is welcome in Baker's Hill Palawan. It is visited often by tourists of Palawan due to its overlooking view of Puerto Princesesa City and its beautiful houses in here with landscapes, garden, flowers,mini park, and animated statues. It is very accessible from the city wherein it is only a tricycle ride.  Look who enjoyed this place the most, no other than my husband's nephew. He wants to have a picture with some of the statues in there.

Another nephew and niece were added to the picture and this time with the animal statues. 

Aside from their statues, there is also this noticeable garden with beautiful landscapes. 
Below is also a garden landscape with smiling masks of Palawan.

Baker's Hill also created certain spots where you could have your photoshoot with the place's name on it.

Below is also another beautiful spot where you could have your picture taking.
Baker's hill brought me to a different place like in a foreign country where I had never b…

Palwan: Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

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This is Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center or also called Palawan Crocodile and Nature Park. It is located in Palawan City that if you would be staying within the city, it is very much accessible. You would only have to ride  a tricycle, which is the number one means of transportation in Palawan City,  and you would be able to reach this place.

     Yup,that's me, facing my fear and holding a baby crocodile. We have this session while waiting for our time to enter the crocodile facility and the park. Well this picture taking session is not free, this is worth twenty pesos and if you want to purchase a copy of the picture it is worth around 150-200 pesos.
  This is what welcomes you inside the facility where a short orientation is to be given by the staff. This crocodile is used to be the largest crocodile captured in the Philippines, not anymore because of the captivity of Lolong.

These are fresh water crocodiles around four to six years old.


These are bigger croco…

Travel Info

Traveling is fun and arriving in different tourist spots is an achievement as a traveler. Places, people, culture and food are some of the things a traveler look forward to in every places visited but each traveler should not forget also the smell in each place. There are times that some smell in each places that are new to us and may not be pleasing to our nose. It may be from surroundings, food, body odor, flowers or even from e cigaret. So if you travel to a new place, don't forget to bring menthol candies, inhaler or oil to pacify one's self from displeasing smell.

Palawan: Underground River

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This was a dream travel for me. I never imagined that I would be able to visit the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River which is now belong to the new 7 wonders of nature. Since my companions and I were already in Palawan, we never missed the opportunity to visit this famous tourist spot.

Along the way, I could not refrain myself from not taking a photo of this. This is a solar lamp post which means that the light produced by it is powered by solar energy which comes from the light of the sun. According to our travel guide, this was designed by a German engineer. It amazes me to see a lamp post without long electricity wires and very environmental friendly. 


Back to my travel to the famous Underground River, so after more or less four hours of travel from El Nido, Palawan we reached our destination. After listing our names and paying for the boat we are now ready to go. During our visit, there was an incoming storm that our short boat ride was a bit rough because of the big waves…

Puerto Princesa: Ugong Rock

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Ugong Rock Adventures is located at Brgy. Tagabiniet, Puerto Princesa City. If you are on your way to the famous Underground River, you could pass by to this place. Caving, splunking and zipline adventure are the activities offered here. 

This is one of the passages inside the cave. Ugong Rock was named after a musical instrument "ugong". There are some rocks inside the cave that if you knock on it, it would create an ugong-like sound. 

One of the many features inside the cave are these stalactites and stalagmites formations. This is a stalactite that looks like a chandelier but as time passes by it already reached the ground.

If you would be in Ugong Rock Adventures, finish the activity by enjoying their zipline adventure. So far this is the fastest zipline I had experienced with a travel time of 21 seconds.

As always do not forget to take pictures.  As a whole I enjoyed the activities here. In terms of expenses, it costs me less than 500 pesos for the caving, splunking an…

Palawan: Taytay

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This is Taytay in Palawan. A place with a lot of historical sites. In this place you will you be able to find old church, old buildings and old port.

         This is one of the old buildings which is now used as a commercial buiding. This was built during the Spanish time.

Another old building is this church. It is so amazing to see buildings that was built hundred years ago which were still used up to this time. 


A scenic view of the two old buildings with the name of the place.

While strolling around I can't help myself not to capture a picture of the community.



This is the pathway towards the old port.

  A beautiful view of the port.


           A landmark in the entrance of the port stating that Port St. Isabel was first built using wood in 1667 as a garrison for the Spanish troop of peace. It was built through the effort of Gov. Fernando Manuel de Bustillo. It was rebuilt using stone with four defense sides in honor of St.Toribio, San Miguel, San Juan at St. Isabel in  the f…

Palawan:El Nido

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El Nido, Palawan had always been a part of my list in the places I wanted to visit. It has been a dream vacation that met my expectation. I went their with my husband, his brother's family and the family of our godparents. Look what greeted me when I woke early in the morning. A giant rock or limestone formation.

From Puerto Princesa City, El Nido could be reached after seven hours of land trip in a for-hire van. Another way is through public bus like this one below which has only one trip in a day and maybe it would take you ten hours to reach El Nido from Puerto Princesa City. As what mostly tourists did, we prefer to hire a van as our mode of transportation in going to El Nido. 
Upon reaching El Nido, we stroll in their public market to look for food to cook. We had been able to find there crabs, lobsters, shells and a lot of fish. 


After filling up our stomach, we ready ourselves for an island hopping. The first stop is Pinagbuyutan Island. It is now a private island but visi…