Going of the beaten path - or not
Puerto Princesa Travel Blog› entry 2 of 42 › view all entries
This is holiday - so I start the day getting up
early. No reason to be sleeping all day when you can get up before six and go
to the airport. I fly down to Puerto Princesa which is part of the island area
of Palawan which is described as some of the most of the beaten path area in
I get to the airport in Puerto - and it is
pretty small there is an airport building with to blocks on each side of an
open area. When I walk closer from the plane - no buses here to take you from
the plane to the arrival hall - I see what is in between the two buildings a
baggage conveyor belt.
From the airport I get on my very first tricycle. I tell the driver where I want to go - and he says he know the place and will take me there no problem. Then we take of - and this backwaters place I thought I got to is no way a quite place - on the contrary it is really busy with a main street packed solid with tricycles. There is virtual tricycle jams on every intersection.
Well the driver is not taking me straight to
where I want to stay he is trying to take me somewhere else - and of course
this place is closed for business.
After getting to the place I had reserved I get of and go in - and great they have through away my reservation - but they do have room so all is good. Now it is time to go out and see the city. But it is a short walk around the city because the rain is coming frequently it is raining for two hours at the time and then it stops for like ½ hour. I knew I got here in the rainy season but this is a bit extreme. I end up calling it of for the day and head back to my pension - and there I wait for the rain to stop all afternoon. But it doesn't when time comes to diner I still cant get myself to go out in the constant rain so I end up staying and having diner the place I stay - not my ideal start of a holiday.