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The plane landed smoothly before 9am on a Saturday in Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan. There I saw a family waving at us to give a warm welcome. I flew with Jazmine and she told me that it was her first time to see this beautiful island.
Grabbing my bag from the carousel, we met inang.grasya with her two lovely children. Syempre, the usual beso-beso then we immediately went to the vehicle. A big SUV owned by a Congressman was waiting for us with a driver and a security person to keep us safe. I never felt so important sa arrangement na ginawa ni inang.grasya. And so Jaz and I were in for a long journey to the southern part of Palawan that morning.
It was a 5-hour drive. We had flat tire along the way but I'd say it was smooth ride naman. Nagkaroon ng chance to buy langka at pakwan na ang sabi ng tindera ay harvest daw sa farm sa area kaya naman napakatamis at napakamura. Nagpakwan kami nila jaz at inang hahaha.
I also saw the huge plantation of Palm tree. So vast that I slept for more than an hour at pagkagising ko ay meron pa rin Palm tree. Ang ganda rin dagat na paminsan-minsan na lumilitaw while we're cruising. Such a beautiful place.
We came back to Puerto Princesa City so tired that night and I had a big headache. Mabuti na lang at nandun si Jazmine para i-massage ang ulo ko. Nag amoy matanda ang sasakyan dahil sakin hahaha.
Don't make mistake, our journey was full of fun kahit pagod. Ang sarap pa nga ng kinainan namin nung umaga. First time pala ni Jazmine na makatikim ng kaldereta at adobong kambing. Sobrang sarap na halos makalimutan niya ang pangalan niya hahaha.
I insisted na mag dinner na sa baywalk mula sa biyahe. Napakaraming tao na namamasyal dahil na rin sa Sabado at walang pasok kaya mas masigla. May mga kainan at pwede rin uminom dito. We chose Ka Boyet's grill and ordered food. I asked for Red Horse beer agad para sa driver and security namin. I want them to be happy first bago kami kase mas pagod sila. Jaz wanted to try crocodile sisig so i ordered and to my surprise, she liked it! Another first for her.
Ang sarap ng breeze sa gabi sa baywalk. I saw families spending time there especially couples na naglalambingan. And dami rin local and foreign tourists. Normal na raw ang ganito sa Puerto. Most of all it's peaceful and organized kaya no wonder na paboritong pasyalan ito. We felt safe the entire time, too.
We had a good breakfast the following day. Ang mura ng mga isda kase plus coffee ay okay na ako. Then we went island hopping na sa Honda Bay. Amazing waters and beautiful scenery. We visited several islands and spent few hours there. Napakalinis! Dun na rin kami nag lunch sa Cowrie Island. Di pala kailangang gumastos ng malaki lalo pa kung kasama si inang. Kilala yata siya ng halos lahat ng mga tao dun kaya dami rin namin discount.
Apat lang kami sa boat na inarkila namin kaya very intimate ang ride. Puro kwentuhan at tawanan kasama ang anak ni inang na babae.
Sa Mitra's Ranch ay magiliw kaming pinapasok ng caretaker at security. Kilalang-kilala ang inang. Bawal pala sa tourists na pumasok sa bahay ni Speaker Mitra pero VIP kami eh hahaha. Hayun at panay ang papiktyur ng lola Jaz. Ang sarap ng simoy ng hangin at napakaaliwalas. We never tried the zip line, though. Nagpakyut lang kaming 3 dun.
After that, nagpahinga kami ng few hours sa hotel bago kami sunduin ng napakagandang manugang ng isang Congressman. BFF pala ng lola grasya yun. Inang arranged a karaoke night with her closest friends. She introduced us to one local gov't department head, to a journalist, one GMA reporter, a former undersecretary of Dept. Of Agriculture among others. Nagkantahan ng bonggang-bongga. Syempre bumirit ako habang si inang ay malaswang sumasayaw hahahaha.., it was all in the name of fun. Si Jaz tagatawa at taga palakpak lang.
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