Palawan Chronicles VI: Perfect Match- French Bread & Vietnamese Noodles



ShareTweet Palawan Chronicles VI: Perfect Match- French Bread & Vietnamese Noodles August 2008: I can still remember that I saw some street vendors selling French bread in Vietnam as I board the bus to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I find it weird when some Europeans get off the bus to buy those. Quite amusing to see. October 2008: After just 2 months, I saw these French bread in Palawan. Not only that- it is now paired with rice noodles called Chaolong. Hmmmm….I’m doubly amused! French Bread’s “Asian Tour” Even before France colonized Vietnam in the 19th, these two countries have been […]

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Palawan Chronicles V: A Visit to the Vanishing Batak Tribe



ShareTweet Palawan Chronicles V: A Visit to the Vanishing Batak Tribe I was not feeling well when I started my ascent to the mountains where the Batac village is located. The Information Center told me that it is a 3-kilometer hike. Being a marathoner, I told myself that it would not be that hard to hike towards the village even without a guide. So after about an hour of trekking and crossing river streams, the Batac huts started to dot the trails. The huts begin to congregate near the river until I was greeted by a group congregating on the […]

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Palawan Chronicles IV: Solo Beach Camping in El Nido (Part 2)



ShareTweet Palawan Chronicles IV: Solo Beach Camping in El Nido (Part 2, Swim & Stare) WARNING: Don’t try this if you don’t know how to swim. Also, solo traveling is kinda boring, especially when all you see is the beach and the beach and the beach. Make sure that you have enough water. Don’t imitate what happened to me on my second day. Day 2 So I was awake almost every hour to check the surroundings and make sure my fire is still burning. I woke up a tad late; I must have enjoyed the fresh sea breeze blowing on […]

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