Within 12 hours we went from landing in the bustling capital of The Philippines…
…to partying all night at Prive…
Getting to The Palawan Islands is neither simple or direct. Unless you’re booking a resort charter plane to fly directly into El Nido’s barely used airport (and I would consider that cheating), you’ll need to do what we do to reach one of Southeast Asia’s final untouched paradise.
Busting an all-nighter to the next morning, our group bravely assembled for a 7am morning call to get on a bus to the airport.
Because of weekday traffic, what would be a 15min drive ended up being an hour, and luckily we took this into account to catch our 10am flight to Puerto Princesa.
After about a 90min flight to Puerto Princesa, we hitched 2 buses for a 7 hour drive to El Nido.
Ok, doesn’t sound too complex, but I think matters were complicated due to the entire group struggling from our all night bender.
Almost ran over this huge snake, a bunch of dogs, and a few people:
But despite a few blisters, lost shoes, and a missing debit card, our entire group has made it safely to The Palawan Islands.
Right now we just found out that a typhoon that was originally moving away from our direction has now shifted back towards The Palawan, possibly ruining our plans tomorrow. Never deterred, we strategize.
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- At time of posting in El Nido, The Philippines, it was 28 °C - Humidity: 71% | Wind Speed: 12km/hr | Cloud Cover: overcast