|The Legend Palawan|
Puerto Princesa, Palawan: The Shortest City Tour Ever
My trip to Palawan was actually planned by one of my friends in college. S was able to buy a deal in Metrodeal for only Php 6000 per person, if I remember correctly. Vouchers are really getting popular here in the Philippines, which I'm not really sure is a good thing, since it's so tempting to buy every deal they offer on impulse, which in the end makes you spend more. Anyway, our deal included airfare, hotel accommodations and tours which included lunch, not bad. The drawback is the Underground River tour was not included, so we had to pay additional Php 1500 for the tour.
It was a very good timing to go to Puerto Princesa, since it was just recently declared as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. I really wanted to go, before it gets more expensive and more people visiting.
We left Manila on Thursday morning. Our flight is scheduled to depart at 7:30 am, but of course it got delayed again. We rode the Airphil Express, which is one the budget airlines here in the Philippines, even cheaper than Cebu Pacific. The plane is ok, not too small like what we are expecting. Like the Cebu Pacific, the airfare doesn't include food so you have to buy food from their carts if you go hungry. Good thing, we bought donuts while we are waiting to be boarded.
We arrived at Puerto Princesa at about half past nine in the morning. It was cloudy when we got there, and my friends told me there's actually an Intertropical Convergence Zone so there's a pretty good chance that it will rain. We were fetched by our travel agent and we rode their van to drop us off to our hotel. Our hotel is the Legend Palawan, how posh. Hahaha. Well the truth is, we are actually just staying at their budget hotel called Pads, which is also in the hotel building. The rooms are smaller, and simpler I guess, but we are free to use the hotel amenities and includes daily breakfast, so that's cool. We are not particular about our accommodations anyway, since we just use it for sleeping. As long as there's a bed, an air conditioner and a TV, we're ok. Continue reading here.