Plan your first visit in EL NIDO PALAWAN

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Travelling to this special Island requires a lot of patience and research.

This is a step by step guide for my Palawan getaway I planned for me and my boyfriend.

Hope you find this helpful!

How to get there:

  1. Book your flight ahead of time (check promo flights in Cebu Pacific on Monday and Thursday as they put promos during these days.)

 

  • I got mine for 6k ( roundtrip for 2)
  • However, if something occurs and will make you need to change your flight then please instead of rebooking it just ignore your booked flight and book another one coz sometimes it’s way cheaper! ( always compare first before purchasing your ticket)

 

  1. Find a good place to check-in ( book your place in booking.com coz it’s easy and hassle free)

I suggest not blowing your money to a fancy hotel as you will go to tours the whole day and will just stay in your hotel at night when it is time to go to bed.

 

Good tip:

We stayed in Sei Nazioni Cottages and it’s only 1200k per night (with breakfast for two) It is a cottage but the bed is really comfortable and the bathroom is nice! If you want to save money, experience local living and stay into a cozy place then book your place in Sei Nazioni J

(Just don’t make loud noises as it is not soundproof…oops )

 

Check this link for more info:

http://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/sei-nazioni-cottages.html

 

  1. Book a tour ( if you want a hassle and worry free vacation this is a must)

Good tip:

  • Okay, this itinerary is not ideally for backpacker. In my case, I want to avoid any hassles as much as possible and just enjoy making a lot of memories with my significant other.
  • I personally like Northern Hope Tours ( I don’t know about the other tours but I have researched and experienced their service and it’s good)
  • I emailed them what kind of tours I prefer like for example me and my boyfriend will be celebrating our 11th months in one of the days we will be in Palawan and after one day they emailed me back with complete itinerary plus the quotation like this:

QUOTATION

 

1,200 Pesos – Van Transfer from PPS to El Nido [Sharing] (2 persons * 600 Pesos/person)

400 Pesos – EcoTourism Development Fee [ETDF] (2 persons * 200 Pesos/person)

2,800 Pesos – El Nido Island Hopping Tour C (2 persons * 1,400 Pesos/person)

1,500 Pesos – Tricycle Rental to Nacpan & Maremegmeg Beach (1 tricycle * 1,500 Pesos/tricycle)

2,400 Pesos – El Nido Island Hopping Tour A (2 persons * 1,200 Pesos/person)

1,200 Pesos – Van Transfer from El Nido to PPS [Sharing] (2 persons * 600 Pesos/person)

–1,200 Pesos – Discount

———————————————

8,300 Pesos – TOTAL

 

They offer waterproof camera and water shoes rentals there so yeah just prepare some cash with you.

Camera- 500-700

Water shoes-100

 

  1. Leave early to avoid missing your flight schedule.

Good tip: If you are planning to go back to PP port you need to talk with some tricycle drivers already in the morning because during midnight it’s so hard to find drivers that will take you to bus/ van terminal. I didn’t see this coming so I’ve decided to just get any drivers at 4am but no one is awake! Good thing our cottage caretaker has a motorcycle and so he initiated to just take both of me and my boyfriend to the terminal. Thank God!

  1. Have some snacks on your way back to Puerto Princesa terminal

Good tip:

The journey is really tiring as it would take you 5 hrs so it is smart to bring some snacks with you as there’s not so many food stopovers you can find along the way.

 

Hope you find this 5 tips helpful in planning your trip.

I’ll be continuing with more detailed trip on my next post so

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Happy disCOvering!

 

 

How I Respond To “What is love?’ Question

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1 Corinthians 13:4-0 NIV

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

I don’t know what true love is, but I think it’s hearing him say “I don’t know what my life is without you”

While he locks his eyes at you and make you feel how special you are. It’s getting a Facetime or Skype call with him just to ask how your day was and listen to your rants about some nonsense things. It’s getting a multiple selfies and choosing the best ones to send to him and pretending it’s just a random selfie day but you really planned it so you can let him know how cute you look that day. I think love is blurting out how exactly you feel about him when he catches you staring at him and you suddenly look away and act like you didn’t look at him while trying to hide the smile on your face. It’s this phase when you sacrifice your sleep just to talk to him and you would be so groggy the next day but it’s worth it. When you catch yourself smiling and laughing suddenly and people around you would wonder why. Love is being afraid of showing your flaws but you still show it anyways. It’s waking up with him every morning to watch him sleep next to you and whisper how you love him so dearly in his ears. It’s when you tried to dance with him despite you know he has two left feet and passionately singing to these cute love songs even you know you can’t reach the notes. I’m not sure what love is but I believe it is some kind of a magic.

It’s magic how out of billions of people in the earth… I was able to meet you <3

xoxo

5 things to do in Baler, Aurora- plan your trip now!

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  1. Stay in Circle Hostel

-It’s my first time to be in Baler and it’s exciting to find out that there’s this very hipster place that you can book for a very comfy and artsy vibe. I don’t know about you but I love how homey Circle Hostel made me feel, from the hammocks, doodled walls, ukalele, awesome pips and comfy bed. I just love everything about how the place can inspires you to think out of the ordinary.

  1. Eat local food-Go to Kusina Luntian
  • Yes, food is very important to me when I travel. I mean food will make you have this connection to the culture and tradition of the place you’re visiting. Foodies will surely fall inlove to this awesome food spot you can find in Baler. Who would have thought these locals can make this very affordable and yet tasty food. Unbelievable!

Kusina Luntian offered really good food!

I love their fish, liempo and the Paco salad but of course it is the best to eat it in bare hands! Kamayan na!

  1. Meet new friends

-One good thing in staying in a hostel is that you can get to experience meeting different people from all walks of life. All travelers know how important it is to be practical in handling finances and expenses while traveling. I love the hashtag of Circle Hostel’s #therearenostrangers because when you are in that place you’ll feel comfortable to share your life experiences to someone has the same perspectives in travelling as you do.

  1. Surf Surf Surf
  • Circle hostel is close to the beach and yes once you’re in Baler of course you got to surf!

I love how accommodating the people there and the instructors were really nice. For 200pesos per instructor you can get to experience an exhilarating wave adventures of your life. It takes a while for you to get to know the waves but once you do ohh God there’s no turning back! I didn’t care about how dark I would turn out to be err I mean tanned because all I care was to stand and balance on my surfboard and let the waves carry me to the shore.

Totally mind blowing and exciting!

  1. Join Passion and Purpose
  • One thing you shouldn’t missed is to experience some unforgettable events which will not only make you have fun but also widens your perspectives about your passion and purpose.

I have the chance to meet the organizer of this event and had an opportunity to experience this and I must say I’ve learned a lot about myself when I took the workshop.

I’m impressed on their modules on how to find your purpose through creative brainstorming while using some tools they will share to unlock the passion within you and how to make your dreams into reality by using mindful plans and strategies.

For more info kindly visit their FB:

https://www.facebook.com/thecirclehostel

A 4-workshop weekend to help you find that spark! Book now for early bird rates. Email us at baler@thecirclehostel.com

For more details and a full itinerary: http://on.fb.me/1i9n2lI

P.s comment for questions! I’ll be so happy to help you plan your trip!

Life changing quotes- Inspirational

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I gathered all these through some of my readings, research, podcasts, audio books, my mentors, newsletters and own experience 🙂

 

1. Sexy people are confident people, Confident people face their fears, Do one thing everyday that frightens you, tackle that fear and watch how quickly your confidence is back. 12.15.2010

2. Your beliefs affect what you do, what you do changes your beliefs, your beliefs become your life. 12.16.10

3. do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. -James Cook 12.23.10

4. Visualize this thing you want Set it, feel it, believe in it. make your mental blueprint and began.- Robert Collier 12.23.10

5. Writing clarifies thinking. Thinking causes feeling. Feelings express through actions, actions determine results. 12.28.10

6.If you want to tell me is neither true, nor good, not even useful, why tell me at all?-Socrates 12.28.10

7. In order to move forward you must open yourself to new experience. There is no failing, only results. Be courageous and push yourself to new heights. Besides, what is going to happen if you make a bad decision?- you will learn from it. the more results you make, the faster you will reach your destination- god want you to know 1.1.11

8. follow the advice and ways of people you’re looking up to and experienced what you’re hoping for already.-JC 1.2.11

9.that a certain point in our lives, we loose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.-alchemist 1.3.11

10. if you start out by promising what you dont even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it. 1.4.11

11.believe that there are always a perfect timing in everything. just wait and see things will happen the way it should be. jc 1.6.11

12. when you have one eye to your goal you only have one eye on the path.-unknown

13. the closer one gets in realizing his personal legend the ore that personal legend becomes his true reason for being.-alchemist 2.5.11

14. around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.-walt Disney 6.7.11

15. If the time will come that you will find a spouse… you should remember 2 things. 1st yu should be ready and 2nd- it should be the right time.

16. I think for the most part. if you’re really honest with yourself about what you want out of life, life gives it to you.- future ted mosby 2.20.11

17. hold the thought. do not force the thought, pressure causes congestion and confusion. the calmer the more peaceful we are, the better our results. hold the thought and nourish the desire or want with a calm and confident conviction that what you seek will come. know that what you seek is already here right where you are. just at a different frequency–connecting to it actually bring it with time and form.-marry manim morrisey 3.2.11

18. you will accomplish much more by focusing on a single goal, objective or task than by tryng to do many things at once.-michael mastersonjournal 3.12.11

19.  it’s not about working smart or working hard; it’s about working right. if you want to make more, you should have to work less. its not about changing yourself; it’s about changing your environment. the more money you make, the more you become blessing to others.- james malinchak 3.11.11

20. transformation happens outside your comfort zone. and when pressure is applied. – bruce 3.19.11

21. Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision.-Muhammad ali

22. To be the best you just have to maser one thing but to be the great you have to master your skills and your heart as well…-mentoring joe abuda 4.11.11

23. It takes courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood(womanhood) to abide y thought-out principles.

24. dont waste your time trying to be successful, spend your time creating value, when you’re valuable to the world around you, you will be successful.

25. life is not easy- hardwork makes people lucky- it’s the stuff that brings dreams to reality. so that every morning ready to run faster than you did yesterday.

 

26. the key to your life is not that you settle for the “safe” thing that will bring in the money. the key is to turn and do what you really love. fall in love with an idea that’s your life! that’s your purpose.-bob proctor 4.22.11

27. always look the way you want your client wants to pay you- georcelle dapat

28. what is now proved was once only imagined.-william blake 5.12.11

29. whatever task you find to do, regardless if it’s big or small, perform it well, with all your heart. because there’s one who sees it all. 5.12.11

30. no matter who your boss is, you are really working for God.

31. the more you chase the butterfly the more it will fly… instead focus on being the best flower and then the butterfly will chase you along with some bees and ants.-miss atanaacio 6.9.11

32. when you push against the universe you are fighting a losing battle. the universe is amazingly powerful and does always win. learn the power of being like a water. allow yourself to go with the universe. 8.31.11

33.2 kinds of people- im gonna wait till i can feel it before i do. I’m gonna do it so that i can feel it and then i like it. once cannot get anything done because one needs to feel first to move and the other person said i need to move so that i can feel it.-self discipline

34. planning to succeed takes a lot of time but in the end the time that is taken away will fill the big space in your life attainments.-Jc 11.17.11

35. we are trying hard that we forgot the best way to get the best in everything is to let ourselves do and say what we really feel about inside.JC 12.6.11