... taking it slow with a snorkel
An early breakfast by the beach kicked off our island hopping boat trip through the myriad islands between El Nido and Coron in Northern Palawan. As we boarded the wooden 'bangka' (a modified traditional filipino fishing boat with long bamboo outriggers) named 'Aurora' that would become our home for the next 5 days, we were joined by 9 other western passengers (a mix of Brits, Danes, Canadians and a Norwegian) and 5 filipino crew members including our unstoppable tour guide Zaza.
Five days and 4 nights of relaxation followed as we hopped from one deserted island to the next. Words and pictures do not do it justice - we saw some amazing scenery, snorkelled along bright coloured reefs, swam with stingray, barracuda and clown fish, slept on deck, on the beach, in bamboo huts, swam to deserted picture perfect beaches, ate fresh fish everyday, had bonfires on the beach, visited tiny villages with playful villagers, met some great people and generally had a wonderful, relaxing time.
The trip we did was with Tao Philippines - we would highly recommend it - www.taophilippines.com
We arrived in Coron with 3 days to go before we arrived in Thailand (after a group trip to see some ladyboy karaoke that is).