PHILIPPINES DECEMBER 2010
Malapascua for diving, then to Palawan for an El Nido to Coron boat trip
Leaving friendly Darocotan behind, the reward for another choppy hour or so of big-boat whitetop surfing is Takling Island – anonymous speck on the map, but vivid and memorable in reality.
Our island-hopping first day with Tao had taken us less than 10km from El Nido, so time now to get some nautical miles underneath Aurora’s keel.
North from El Nido to Coron on MV Aurora with Tao Philippines. Five days of fresh fish, Rum and the odd pig.
PHILIPPINES MAY 2010
My first visit to Palawan and El Nido, then a quick side trip to Bohol
El Nido doesn't have a lot to offer out-of-work marketing copywriters - this level of natural beauty means there’s just no need to spin or exaggerate so the choice across town is simple - Tour A, Tour B, Tour C or, you’ve guessed it, Tour D.
24 hours after leaving Indonesia and 3 flights later, it was wheels-down at Puerta Princesa, capital of Palawan in the Western Philippines.