Day 43: Do you like disco?

People told us it would take about an hour to reach the Pamuayan Falls and that we would need to always keep to the right after heading north from the beach.  We weren’t too confident with the oversimplified directions so we enlisted a guide to avoid getting lost.  He goes by Toto only because there…

Day 42: Lights Out

We had become accustomed to the local electricity limitations (14:00 – 06:00) in El Nido so adjusting to the schedule in Port Barton (17:30 – 00:00) wasn’t a huge deal.  Well, the first night the power went out at about 23:30 while I was taking a shower so I had to finish in the pitch…

Day 41: Crystal Clear Waters

When most people think of a tropical paradise they probably envision soft white sands lined with shady coconut trees overlooking ocean water that is spotless.  Well, off the coast of Port Barton we found what was probably the closest place to paradise that we’ve ever set eyes on.  We took another island hopping tour and…

Day 40: Crazy ride

After 10 days of soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach village of El Nido, we were ready to move on to our next adventure.  Actually our plan was to leave a day earlier but my stomach was acting up so we drank plenty of coconut water and delayed the departure for a day… …

Day 39: Man’s best friend

We’ve observed that the dogs in the Philippines have a different lifestyle than what we saw in Japan.  They seem to be a little (lot) more independent here and do not have the luxury of someone wiping their behinds.  Oftentimes they determine the best place to lay down or take a nap is in the…