Roadtrip Day 1: A Moorish Castle and Palace of Pena

We typically take our sweet, sweet time when doing anything, but because we were on a road trip, we had certain goals for where to be and when to be there by. We were also exploring unfamiliar territory, and perhaps underestimated how much time we'd want to spend in certain places. That said, everything that…

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Part 3 of our Philippines Trip: Nacpan Beach

Towards the end of our time in El Nido, we spent a day out at Nacpan Beach, a remote beach 45 minutes north of El Nido. We went to buy some coconuts, and the lady at the kiosk told us we should check out some rentable cottages further down the beach. So, coconuts in hand, we…

Part 2.2 of our Philippines Trip: Island Hopping Tour A

One of the primary tourist attractions or activities in El Nido is the Island Hopping. There are 4 different versions of the Island Hopping Tour (A, B, C, D) and each tour is the same, and each is operated by a local. Each tour’s format is also the same - stop at 2 attractions, stop…

Part 2 of our Philippines Trip: El Nido, Palawan – Staying at the Golden Monkey Cottages

During our time in El Nido, we took so many darn pictures that I’m going to break our El Nido stay into several posts in order to keep things somewhat sensible and interesting. So, let’s start with where we stayed while there. Later I’ll be covering El Nido itself, as well as the tours we…