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  • CORAL GARDENS AND CALUMBUYAN ISLANDCORAL GARDENS AND CALUMBUYAN ISLAND SNORKEL ADVENTURE 9:00 am and we are met by a small outrigger boat and two locals who do not speak any English and will take Don and I to two snorkel spots that have been recommended Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Mar 5, 2017
  • AL FAROAl Faro Today we did absolutely nothing. Didn't go anywhere. Slept in till 8:00. Had breakfast, took a few pictures of the place, talked to the women running the place who are all super nice, and live in villages close by. Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Mar 3, 2017
  • Lazy Day at Al FaroDon and Rob went on a snorkelling tour where they were the only two customers in the boat. They went to Coral Gardens and to Calumbuyan Island. They said Coral Gardens was very good, but the coral at Calumbuyan had Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 5, 2017
  • TAO EXPEDITIONS - DAY FIVE EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONSTAO EXPEDITIONS DAY FIVE The last day. I ask Oli if many people my age go on these trips. He smiles. There was one guy who was 80 he says. You are the second oldest. In our group most are in Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Mar 3, 2017
  • TAO EXPEDITION - DAY FOUR FUN IN THE SUNTao Expeditions Day Four A beautiful sunrise and we are off. Two quick stops to the best snorkel spots on the trip. Comparable to Port Barton. They are however full of jellyfish, beautiful creatures in their own right. We see clear Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Mar 2, 2017
  • TAO EXPEDITIONS DAY THREE - IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERETao Expeditions Day Three I awake at 6:30 and proceed to the massage tables on the beach. A massage is included in our trip and four Philippino massage therapists are ready to probe our bodies. I close my eyes and my Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Mar 1, 2017
  • Al Faro ResortThis resort is built on the side of the hill overlooking the bay. So to go anywhere, you go up or down stairs. There is a small swimming pool but I haven't tried it out yet. We came here to Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 4, 2017
  • Tao Expedition Day FiveLast day on the good ship Palawenya. We had breakfast on board, instead of at the camp. We had coconuts for bowls for our oatmeal. Everyday something different! [img=htt Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 4, 2017
  • Tao Expedition Day FourI guess I should have told you right away that we have 21 tourists on the ship and 8 crew. We started out with 23 and 9, but a French couple only stayed 2 days and left, apparently because they Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 4, 2017
  • TAO EXPEDITIONS -DAY TWO STAYING AT THE FARMDay Two. The night is clear and the stars are amazing. Not a light in sight. It's great to sit on the beach, no bugs, 25 C or warmer. Heaven. We start out early the next morning to visit Hidden Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 28, 2017
  • TAO EXPEDITIONS - DAY ONE THE ISLANDS AROUND EL NIDO5 days aboard the Palanwenya. An incredible journey with 23 like minded souls. One of the best organized trips I've ever been part of. We start out on the Palanweya, our transport for the next 5 days. There are 23 Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 27, 2017
  • Tao Expedition Day ThreeI got up early and had a traditional Filipino massage before breakfast. What a great way to start the day! We had a yummy breakfast of a baked taro, sweet potato, and other veggies, baked eggs and fresh buns made Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 3, 2017
  • Tao Expedition Day TwoWe woke early and found Alex and Eric meditating on the beach. That inspired us to meditate for a bit. Breakfast was fruit and fried eggplant with eggs. After everyone ate, we packed up and most of us rode the Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 3, 2017
  • Tao Expedition Day 1We had a poor breakfast on our hotel rooftop patio. The view was the saving grace. Then the three of us jammed into a trike to go to the pier. When we a Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Mar 3, 2017
  • EL NIDOWe are picked up at 8:00 am for the 4 hour trip to El Nido. The pickup van is a modern 16 passenger coach, the most luxurious transportation we have had so far. The trip is relaxed and comfortable in Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 26, 2017
  • More Snorkelling and Travel to El NidoRob and Don went out snorkelling all day again. It wasn't quite as good this time, because it was windy and the boat had to travel slower in the bigger waves. They had a good time, but weren't raving about Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Feb 25, 2017
  • PORT BARTON ISLAND HOPPING AGAINWe are awakened at 5:30 by roosters. Upon investigation we are situated between two rooster roosts. The roosters are groomed for cock fighting which takes place tomorrow at 10. I keep my eye on them all to know which to Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 25, 2017
  • PORT BARTON UNDERWATER WORLDPort Barton is essentially off the grid. There are three generators that power the town from 6 pm to midnight. For the rest of the day there is no electricity. Internet is sporadic and very slow. Not sure Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 25, 2017
  • Jungle Walk and Travel to Port BartonAFter breakfast, Don and Rob went off for a trek through the jungle. I decided not to go because they walk so much faster than I do, I felt I would just hold them up. When they came back, just Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Feb 24, 2017
  • Island Hopping in Port BartonHere in Port Barton, they call the boat tours, Island Hopping. You can travel by boat to as many as 6 or 8 islands in one tour. Don and Rob signed up for one that left at 9:00 am and Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Feb 24, 2017
  • SABANG TO PORT BARTONSABANG Don and I are up early and book in to the Park Headquarters as it opens at 8:00 am to hike the jungle trail. To do the trail we need a guide and Merly books us in and then Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 23, 2017
  • Underground River ExcursionWe were picked up by our transfer van earlier than expected this morning and then we had to direct the driver how to get to Rob's place. We went to the depot and filled the van with people before taking Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Feb 22, 2017
  • SABANGWe got picked up early and after 2 hours of driving through beautiful countryside full of palms, jungle, rice fields, and little villages, we arrived at Sabang, a laid back village on the West Coast - and stop off point Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 22, 2017
  • BAHAY KALIPAY THE LAST DAYYoga this morning was the best yet. Body felt soft yet strong. I have never done so many downward hanging dogs in my life as II have done here. The routine is getting imbedded in me now and is the Posted by RDILL in THE PHILIPPINES 2017 | Feb 21, 2017
  • Exploring Puerto PrincesaToday was a relaxing day. After doing some laundry in the morning, we walked over to Rob's place. He gave us a little tour of the place and then we had a planning session for the next stage of the Posted by katdill in Adventures in SE Asia 2017 | Feb 21, 2017
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