Monthly Archives: August 2010

Golden Sunset in Banol Beach: Breathtaking

For our last stop in our Coron Island Hopping Tour, we sailed to an isolated beach in one of the coves of Coron Island – Banol Beach.  It [..]

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Twin Peak & Lagoon: Breathtaking

Our penultimate destination before heading off to Banol Beach for sunset, is the Twin Peak & Lagoon.  The twin lagoon is nestled in a cathedral of huge limestone [..]

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Barracuda Lake: Invigorating

On the same island of Coron (in the Calamian Group of Islands in Northern Palawan) is the other must-see lake, the Barracuda Lake.  Named so because, according to legend, [..]

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Siete Pecados: Snorkeling Heaven

Our next stop during our Coron Island-hopping tour was the Siete Pecados Marine Sanctuary – a group of seven islets and home to a diverse and rich coral [..]

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Kayangan Lake: Spectacular

On our second full day in Coron, we started our “small Coron Island hopping circuit” by taking a motorized boat off the main Coron wharf (where the wet [..]

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Conquering Mt. Tapyas: Exhilarating

There are only a few things you can do in the town of Coron.  One can actually navigate the whole town on foot in just an hour (or [..]

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Calauit Island: Philippine Safari

Ever since I was a small boy,  I have this fascination for the wildlife.  And one of my biggest dream is to visit an african safari someday.  But that [..]

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Hong Kong Revisited: 2010

I have been to Hong Kong several times before – as a wide-eyed tourist (my first out of the country trip ever), a social visit to my brother who used [..]

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Tim Ho Wan Dimsum House: Delicious

What else do you do in Hong Kong aside from shopping and sight-seeing? EAT of course!   This may pre-empt my wife’s blog on our recent Hong Kong [..]

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San Rafael Farm: An Oasis

On our last day in Tacloban before heading to the airport for our 4:30PM flight  back to Manila, our gracious hosts, Gerry & Ludette Ruiz, together with their vivacious [..]

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