Sleeping in

El Nido Travel Blog

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The most photograph island around El Nido I guess - only one you can see from town

After last night it is time to sleep in today just relaxing - first time on my trip I will actually sleep in. But there is a bit of a catch to the concept of sleeping in. The town is running solely on generator power. Which means the power will be cut at 6 in the morning. And shortly after 6 in the morning my sleep becomes restless as the fans turns off and I start to struggle with the temperature in my room. After spending a couple of more hours turning and twisting I decide that sleep is not really all that important - I can sleep when I get old - and I get out of bed.

 

El Nido got its charms being so small and still off the main tourist drag - but it is developing very fast - too fast for its own good I think.

Boat going by just before sunset
Last year there was no hotel in El Nido - this year there is a hotel in El Nido. Two years ago there was only one internet place in El Nido - now there are several internet places all over town. The place is about to join the 21st century. And sure I can see the advantages for the people living in the town but for me coming as a tourist the attraction of the places is gonna disappear in a few years as it is getting overdeveloped.

 

But I guess when I meet somebody ten years from now telling me - yeah I have just been to El Nido - and they got lots of hotel with aircon and 24 hour power everyday. Then I can tell - nice - but I went to El Nido when it was the real deal - when they only had power from 6 till 6 and they had zoning meaning there is a schedule determining which part of the town got power which night - the rest will get there power cut from 6 till around 9 at night.

See this is the real deal and not a common tourist trap like this place is quickly moving towards with all the construction going on frequently around the town. So if you wanna go to El Nido run - oh run - before it is too late and the place is long gone.

 

The rest of the day I just walk a bit around the town - which really don't take very long - then you been on every street 4-5 times. Rest of the day I am just hanging out looking at the ocean and trying to read - not doing a good job at it. Then time for one last big effort - the sunset - the beautiful sunset of Palawan.

bernard69 says:
i'm planning a trip in 2011,hope the place will be developed with good hotels,I need AC,good beds and nice food!!!!
Posted on: Apr 06, 2010
vodkaphix says:
Nice that you mention the ongoing development.... which i spose people dont normally think about! Fortunately, I am Planning a trip in 2010, so hope it wont be too over developed and lose its tranquille reputation!! ;)
Posted on: Jun 01, 2009
Koralifix says:
Awesome photos, well taken!
Posted on: May 21, 2009
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The most photograph island around …
The most photograph island around…
Boat going by just before sunset
Boat going by just before sunset
The beach at the centre of town
The beach at the centre of town
Beach in front of where I stayed
Beach in front of where I stayed
Water colours in El Nido
Water colours in El Nido
The cliffs of El Nido
The cliffs of El Nido
Helo birdie
Helo birdie
The island and the cliffs around t…
The island and the cliffs around …
The boat coming back after sunset
The boat coming back after sunset
El Nido
photo by: tj1777