Sharing with you some fun and interesting facts about Palawan Journey.
To read how it started, go here: Palawan Journey: A Celebration of Death
Day 1: Puerto Princesa – San Vicente, Long Beach (via Itabiak Road)
Day 2: Around San Vicente
Day 3: San Vicente
Day 4: San Vicente – El Nido (Corong-Corong)
*went back to Puerto to do bank errands, took the night bus and left my motorbike at El Nido Terminal
Day 5: Puerto Princesa (sometimes re-routing is part of the journey)
*then took the afternoon bus to El Nido and drove late night to Nacpan Beach
Day 6: Nacpan Beach, El Nido
Day 7: Nacpan Beach – Duli Beach – Santeria, San Fernando, El Nido
Day 8: San Fernando – Sibaltan – New Ibajay – Mabini, El Nido – Taytay (via East Coast Old Road, jungle rough road)
Day 9: Taytay Fortress – Lake Danao – Port Barton
Day 10: Port Barton – Waterfalls – Sabang, Puerto Princesa
Day 11: Sabang – Nagtabon Beach, Bacungan, Puerto Princesa
Day 12: Nagtabon Beach
Day 13: Nagtabon Beach – Sta. Lourdes – Puerto Princesa
Total Distance Drove: 922 kms (573 miles)
Total Distance Walked: 7 kilometers (6 kms Waterfalls at Port Barton)
Motorbike used: Black Honda XRM
Where I Slept?
Days 1-3: Hammock, Long Beach, San Vicente
Day 4: Puerto Princesa, back home
Days 5-6: Hammock, Nacpan Beach, El Nido
Day 7: Santeria, San Fernando, El Nido (Php400/night)
Day 8: Pems Pension, Taytay (Php500/night)
Day 9: Divina Gracia Cottages, Port Barton (Php500/night)
Day 10: AlPuerto, Sabang (end part going to the left) (Php300/night)
Days 11-13: Hammock, Nagtabon Beach, Bacungan, PPC
The Art of Travel and Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevarra)
Books I was reading:
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
The Parent’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin- usually while drinking tea of coffee in the morning. Recommended for those who have kids.
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho – finished in 2 days
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept- love this book especially the beginning and ending. Finished after 5 days.
Tantric Sex for Men: Making Love a Meditation 😛
The Book of Love by Rumi- every traveler must read Rumi
A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
“There is no such thing as death. Life existed before we were born and will continue to exist after we leave this world. Same with love, it existed before and will go on forever.” ― Paulo Coelho
“The heartache we have been through from grasping the ungraspable was in the deepest sense, unnecessary.” -Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when that person looks back – and at some point everyone looks back – she will hear her heart saying, “What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days? What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage; the certainty that you wasted your life.” ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“I wished to live deliberately… I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear.” –Henry David Thoreau
Best Sleeps: Hammock nights in San Vicente, El Nido and Nagtabon beach where I was serenaded by ocean waves, clothe with coldness the stars hovering over my hammock, insects lulling me to sleep and waking up two to three times in the middle of the night and looking at the star-filled night sky.
Best View: Tie: San Vicente, El Nido and Nagtabon Beach Sunsets
Mangoes ate: 6 pcs fresh, 3 packs dried mangoes
Budget: More of less Php6,000 (food, gasoline, accommodation)
I was sprinkling my father’s along the way. In the next blogs, I’ll share that too!
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