I was really excited when we booked our flights to Puerto Princesa, Palawan ( booh! excitement kills!) via AirPhil express for 2500 to and fro. yes, i know, its expensive but hell yeah! who cares! I get to travel with my bff's most especially with a friend who gets her first trip out of Luzon Island ( via plane) hahah! You know who you are! lol
Planning stage. I browsed a lot of forums looking for the best itinerary for a 3D/2N vacation in the country's largest City rich in natural resources, Puerto Princesa! Well of course, where else would I look but PinoyExchange and Girltalk!
One of the pexers, Ms. Tiara has a travel agency located at Palawan. I actually talked to her last year for my Solo trip but due to budget constraints.. nevermind! I then again called her for updated tour rates. Yes, I know i should've DIY this tour but we're on a large group and i guess, P4300 worth of trip is okay for us.
Hotel Accomodation for 3D/2N (i requested for just 1 room for more bonding moments.eeek)
Daily Breakfast ( 3 pcs of toasted bread, small amount of butter and jam), a sunny side egg and a coffee.
Tours and Lunch.
April 13, 2012.
To start the day, soon as we arrived NAIA Terminal 3, we saw Jay of Kamikazee outside. Then, at the check-in counter we sa Gloc-9, Urbandab, and of course, Parokya ni Edgar! (teehheee). I was so excited that I immediately found Buwi sitting on the floor.lol (yes, had some pictures too). He said they were bound to CDO for the T5.
There's always a first time, and yes, my first AirPhil express ride. And, I still find ZestAir and Cebu Pac FA's prettier than Airphil's. lol! Hey, im just sayin'. I'm fugly but i'm not an FA. (defensive!). We had a smooth ride, Anak always gets her window seat, and Jes had her first time. hihihih..
We arrived at Puerto Princesa around 9:30am, waited for the luggages and looked for the tour guide that will transfer us to our Hotel.
|Left to right: Anak, Mike, Tanya, Jessica, Xave and Renan|
At first, I was actually wondering how would we fit inside a Family Room since we were 7 in the group. But the room they gave us was WOW! It has 3 queen sized bed and a Single bed. 2 were downstairs and 2 upstairs. Yes, it has mezzanine. The room also has 2 flat screen TV's, AC, Private Toilet and Bath and a veranda and free Wi-Fi too!
Rooms were Cambodian inspired (they said..) with modern art pieces. Looks new to me as we can still smell the paint,and that's a big no no for us. We even see plastic bags of charcoal hiding below the stairs. It's hard to breathe, it stinks and its hurting our eyes! But overall, we loved our room!
Its 10:30am when we arrived at the Hotel. We fixed our things and rested for a while. Around 11:00am, we went to a nearby restaurant they call Balinsasayaw. Good thing, it;s just a 1 minute walk.
So we ordered this and this and this and this....
Bulalo. Kilawin. Pork Sinigang. Crispy Pata. Pork Liempo. Eggplant Ensalada and Adobong Kangkong which is not in the picture. lol. Food's worth around P1600 for 7 pax! Heavy eaters.
After lunch, we went back to the Hotel to rest and waited for the tour guide to arrive. Teehhheee!!!
The van arrived around 1:30pm to start our first day itinerary! Puerto Princesa Half day City Tour.
Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral
Souvenir Shop (not recommended)