Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rediscovering Camotes

Camotes is one of the several groups of island forming the archipelago of the Philippines. It is situated between the islands of Cebu, Leyte and Bohol.

Getting there, you can either take a 4 hour boat ride from Pier 2 to Camotes Island or through Danao wharf about 1.5 hours road trip from Cebu and take an outrigger boat and cruising time between 2-3 hours depending on the sea condition.

Since the last time I was there to the recent visit, Camotes has improved a lot, there are more paved roads, sea port improved, beaches developed especially along Santiago Bay as compared to before.

Other places of interest are Lake Danao, several caves like Bukilat and Timubo-which is for me the best and safe for swimming, and lot more!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Palawan. The Last Frontier. One thing always comes to mind, when Palawan is mentioned. It always remind me of Spratlys Island or the Kalayaan Group of Island. |It may sound (emotionally) patriotic but seeing how our government ill-equipped to protect the shores and seas of our country, no wonder other countries will not think twice to underestimate or test our ability to defend this country. But this is just one thing; I'm here to break free of stress and just to have good time.

An 8 hour road trip from Puerto Princesa, criss-crossing through the mountains of Palawan which is now has an on going road projects, hoping travel time will lessen with the paved roads going to and from El Nido-Puerto Princesa. The ride is long but you can help but wonder, how beautiful the Philippines is, seeing the forest as you passed by, how does their language evolved, how does the name derived, its geology, people and what makes Tagalog became widely spoken, these and among others you will learn as you go along with the city tour.

I wish to go back there someday and I want to go through the same, long but enjoyable ride to El Nido.