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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NANIPOY HONEYMOON PART 1: PALAWAN

The other day, I chanced upon my Multiply account which I thought is not existing already. Naaliw ako while browsing all the photos and at the same time na-depress. Shucks ang liit pa ng braso ko nun! Napaisip tuloy ako bigla if there will come a time kaya that my ‘now flabby arms’ will shrink back to what it was before??

Konsensya: Dream on Nani!

Moving on, I realized that I wasn’t able to share here in my blog our honeymoon. At ngaun na nakita ko na our honeymoon photos, manawa kayo haha! This post will be photo heavy so please bear with me. Tingnan nyo ang payat ko pa dito! Those were the days…

This will be the part 1 of my 2 series honeymoon kwento.

Just a day after our wedding, wala ng pahinga pahinga, Poy and I went for our first lamyerda as Mr and Mrs Aguilar. Excited akong pumirma anywhere because now I’ll be signing na as Jhanil Aguilar and not Jhanil Cruz. Kilig!

Our first destination, Puerto Princesa Palawan. During the wedding planning stage, Poy and I were thinking to spend our HM in Hongkong. We haven’t been there pa, actually until now hindi pa. I want to personally meet Mickey Mouse sana hehe. But as per my friends’ advice, it wouldn’t be romantic to spend our HM in HK. Puro shopping and gala lang daw gagawin namin dun. Hindi relaxing and parang walang quiet time. So with that, we opted for Palawan-Bohol destination instead. And the HK trip? We’re saving it with our dearest Jemimah. Soon soon soon!

Early morning of June 11, we’re off to Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific.

Prior our trip, I have already contacted and arranged a tour package with Kawayanan Resort located in the city of Puerto Princesa. The resort was very serene and cozy. Staffs are extra attentive. We didn’t have to wait in the airport because the driver of Kawayanan was already in the waiting area with a placard that says “Mr and Mrs Aguilar”. Upon arriving at the resort, we were immediately served cold drinks.

This is our spacious room. It has a separate living room with TV and a sofa set. Bedroom is very clean and mabango. The toilet is nice too and it has heater which made me happy. I don’t bathe without hot water, kahit summer pa yan. One of my many abnormalities lol!

We stayed in the resort for 4 days and 3 nights for an affordable price of Php 12,000 for 2pax already. This package is really sulit because it already includes the Underground River, Honda bay and City tours! Oh db ang bongga? They also have an outdoor pool where you can lounge and relax. 
Kawayanan also serves delicious food at reasonable prices. You can never go wrong with their tapsilog ang longsilog for breakfast. Resort’s staffs also offered to cook meals for us for a fee of P50 per ulam only. They suggested that we visit the nearest public market and try Palawan’s prawns, crabs and lobsters then they will cook it for us. Ay di ko yan palalampasin! And their right, sea foods there are so fresh and cheap! Ang lobster kaya sa Mall of Asia P3,500 per kilo dito P300 lang ata! Kung pwede lang maguwi ako ng balde baldeng lobster haaay!

After we finish all these, we immediately ordered pineapple juice dahil nanakit ng bonggang bongga ang aming mga batok! Highblood it is! Mga PG kasi haha!

The next day, off we went to Honda Bay for island hopping. We rode the pump boats and visit several islets such as Pandan, Snake and Starfish islands and experienced swimming and snorkeling in the blue green beaches of Palawan. Grabe you can see fishes in the shallow part pa lang. It was so beautiful there!

We had dinner after in the famous Ka Lui’s Restaurant. It was a unique dining experience for me and Poy because we enter the restaurant barefoot. Yes as in yapak kami while eating. We tried their crabs and seafoods sisig. The best!
The following day we went to Underground River. This is the part of the trip where I am most excited of. This is nominated as one of the 7 wonders of the world eh so I was really expecting a lot from it. And I am so right, boat ride pa lang going there was already breathtaking! There were a lot of greens and the mountain scenery was picture perfect. I cannot believe myself first na may ganun pala talagang kagandang lugar sa Pinas.

When we reach the shore, we walk to the wooden path going to the river. Then ride an 8 seater boat and experienced the most wonderful journey inside the river. It also helps that we have a good tourist guide who shared different stories for every rock, stalactite and stalagmite inside the dark river. Our trip inside the river was really one of a kind. All the memories were still fresh until now.
On our last day, we get to explore the beautiful city of Puerto Princesa. Our itineraries include Crocodile Farm, Iwahig Prison, Butterfly Farm, Baker’s Hill and Sen. Mitra’s ranch.
Look at my arms and waist here! Homaygod! You think it’s impossible for me to be back in this shape again?! Hindi na?? Seriously?!

 
Osha, that ends the part 1 of this honeymoon post. Truly memorable! For all the newly weds out there looking for a great HM experience, Palawan is the place to be. Try to schedule the tours once per day lang so that you get ample time after with your hubby to cuddle and truly enjoy your honeymoon in every sense of the word, just like what we did. Wink! ;)

Watch out for the second part. Straight from Palawan, we headed to the beautiful city of Bohol! Itinodo na talaga namin, minsa lang payagan ng long days leave eh hehe =)
Bye Palawan!

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