Our plane ride was smooth and the plane wasn't full. I can't remember which airbus model it was but it was the biggest domestic plane i rode so far.
Once we arrived, we met with our other 2 friends who took a different flight since I totally forgot to invite them when we booked. Good thing they were able to secure a cheap flight 2 weeks before our trip. We were greeted by Mang Pepito (our contact before when the boss and i went to Puerto Princesa a few years back) who arranged our itinerary for the entire trip. First, it was a 2-hour ride to Sabang to see the Underground River. We had buffet lunch there and enjoyed the beauty of the beach while sipping fresh coconut juice. They served grilled fish, adobong manok, cucumber salad, adobong kangkong and other dish i don't remember anymore. But all in all, it was a great meal.
After lunch, we proceeded to ride the boat that will take us to the other island where the cave was. The boss and I weren't that much excited since we've been there before. But still, it was a relief to be surrounded by the sea, green trees and fresh air.
Parekoy and me
Marc and the boss
Our boat ride
ahhhhh! the beach! <3
There were a lot of tourists that day that we waited for 30 minutes for our turn. Compared to our trip a few years ago, we had a better boatman. I forgot his name already (yeah, i forget all the time) but he really made us laugh the entire time. I was wondering how they all came up with those jokes.
So after that, we had our own share of cam whoring before returning to the main island. We freshened up and prepared ourselves for a 6-hour trip to El Nido town. Yes, 6 hours. The first 2 hours of the trip was okay. Lush greenfields, blue skies, typical nipa huts entertained us along the way. We also saw a multitude of students walking their way home from school. I can really say that transportation in that side of town is really hard. In the middle of our trip, Mang Pepito said that we will be stopping over for dinner. He brought us to this restaurant where meals are for P50 and showcased a mini-playground, cute landscape and a lonely owl.
Wasn't able to take photos of the food because it was already dark when they served it. Nothing to rave about it though i don't know if we were just all tired or the food wasn't really good. All we know is that it filled our bodies with the needed energy to withstand another 3-hour ride. Okay, now i'm gonna fast forward to our arrival at the resort because i don't want to remember how bumpy and dusty the road we took was and how it numbed all our asses. We arrived at Marina Gardens at around 11 in the evening. We reserved a total of 4 rooms and the boss and i spent the next 3 nights here:
While dragging our things to our rooms, we had a little misunderstanding with one of the guests who were already sleeping. (Clue: it involved a laos actress and her foreign bf). I won't go into details and all i can say is that Mena was our hero for the night. Haha! Love you pare!
We all settled in and called it a night since we were all exhausted from the all day's activities and cam whoring. :D