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    Just looks amazing ! I love the colour of the water.

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    Dinamayan Island

    Arriving on Dinamayan with one of the resident dogs waiting to greet us



    This puppy received loads of attention.



    Our dining table


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Very nice, natalie. Bet that was a sight for sore eyes after the desert of Dubai.
    It certainly was!! The air was so clean too.

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    I couldn't resist.







    At this end of the beach there were some strong waves.



    The two islands are owned by Casa Rosa and Dinamayan is run by a great guy named Zalli and his family. He told us about a hill that you can climb up to get a great view. He took me and the Dutch couple. The two French ladies crashed out on the beach.

    This is about halfway up. Zalli told us that whales and dolphins come into this area regularly.






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    At The Top of the Hill

    Stunning!





    Leaving the island.



    Bye Zalli!!!!


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    Returning to Taytay

    Taytay has its own version of the Hollywood sign



    The fort to the left







    Walking back to Casa Rosa






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    The village church







    I love the mayor's name and it looks like he's done a lot for the town.



    An abandoned building



    I was followed for a while by this puppy.



    Landslide?





    It's a steep climb back up.



    I had company for dinner.



    A perfect ending to a spectacular day.

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    Didnt get a visit from the Abu Sayyaf, Natalie?

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    555, no, but I was very aware of the possibility.

    BTW I stayed at the Pacific Breeze on my last night. I'll post pics and comments on it. It was great!

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    Very nice, natalie. Thanks for the pics. You look great! I haven't been to Palawan, but went to Guimaras island, which was still unspoiled during that time, and has great beaches too! Also went island hopping from Guimaras. I'm glad that Palawan still has unspoiled beaches. Btw, the Abu Sayyaf aren't really thick in Palawan, they're in Mindanao. I smiled when I saw a familiar sight in one of your pics... private joke... I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. As for the San Mig, I don't like it - I prefer the light version. Cheers!

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    Two of my wife's brothers are fishermen in Palawan. Looks like a visit is due once school is out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Very nice, natalie. Thanks for the pics. You look great! I haven't been to Palawan, but went to Guimaras island, which was still unspoiled during that time, and has great beaches too! Also went island hopping from Guimaras. I'm glad that Palawan still has unspoiled beaches. Btw, the Abu Sayyaf aren't really thick in Palawan, they're in Mindanao. I smiled when I saw a familiar sight in one of your pics... private joke... I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. As for the San Mig, I don't like it - I prefer the light version. Cheers!
    True enough, Katie. But from what I heard when I was visiting a few years ago, they pop over from a neighbouring province/island (Sulu? Solo? Jolo?) and pick up a takeaway tourist or two for ransom purposes.

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    Lovely travel report! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thanks everyone but I still have El Nido to post on. I'll have some time tomorrow night and on Thursday.
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    Looks like you had a nice trip.. lovely pics.

    I hope to do Cebu and surrounding islands at some point.

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    Thanks for the excellent shots as they do bring back some wonderful times i had a few years ago when I was spending my holidays roaming around the islands of the P.I Some of the islands I found were so laid back and casual.....just as I like it and I found treasures such as old wooden revolving restraunts. I found travelling about in those 'bunka" boats (spelling??) a very refreshing break from work also...Arrrhhhh the memories..thanks again
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    Thanks MT and OR. Revoloving restaurants, eh? That sounds 'interesting'.

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    El Nido

    Good morning. Nice view with breakfast.



    The island hopping was listed at 3,500 pesos, but when I booked it, the lady told me it would be 1,500.



    I hired a tricycle driver recommended by Casa Rosa. If any of you go to Taytay send me a PM and I can give you his contact info. He was and is superb!

    Stopping for Gaas



    Our small tricycle



    Nice Union Jack


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    El Nido

    There were many nice places to stop and take in the scenery.

    This was about 20 minutes up the road.



    One of many bays








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    El Nido

    Sit back and enjoy the ride - without the bumps, potholes, construction / destruction and dust.





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    Kwai Spotting

    There were many kwai around, living peacefully, working, transporting people and things down the road. Funny thing, they all looked healthy. I never saw a sick one, 555.


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    Palawan is awesome.

    Spent ten days there last October.

    2 minutes from the airport to the guesthouse (Blue Lagoon - highly recommended).


    We then did the cave tour (ok-ish), the head to Port Barton - 25 km dirt road to get to the village and guest houses. Awesome. Loved every second of it.

    Palawan - I love you.

    Would go back in a second.

    (BTW - please keep Port Barton under the wraps - it is indeed paradise.)

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    El Nido

    Back to our regularly scheduled pics

    The kwai's farm



    We're getting closer










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    El Nido - The Lookout Tower






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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    Palawan is awesome.

    Spent ten days there last October.

    2 minutes from the airport to the guesthouse (Blue Lagoon - highly recommended).


    We then did the cave tour (ok-ish), the head to Port Barton - 25 km dirt road to get to the village and guest houses. Awesome. Loved every second of it.

    Palawan - I love you.

    Would go back in a second.

    (BTW - please keep Port Barton under the wraps - it is indeed paradise.)
    I saw the signs for Port Barton, but sadly no time for it. I'll keep it a secret, though, don't worry.

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