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Scenery and service in El Nido and Coron

I visited The Philippines with my friend Pablo during one Chinese New Year holiday in Hong Kong. Trips to the Philippines, as with some other South East Asian countries, are usually a mixed bag. One can expect breathtaking scenery along with various bizarre disappointments in how travel arrangements are conducted. This trip was no exception. […]

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The subterranean river

I had business in Manila on a Friday and the following Monday, so I decided to remain in the Philippines and visit Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan for the weekend.┬áThe longest-known subterranean river in the world at 8.2 Km length is a two-hour car-ride from Puerto Princesa, where I landed on Saturday morning. […]

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Fortuitous encounters

When heading out to explore nature, there are odds that things do not turn out the way one desires. There are also chances that they turn out better than one could hope for. This is something that adds a thrill to excursions. I felt these to my advantage on some of my animal encounters. I […]