2 week trip
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After I left my job in Boracay I decided I needed to see a little bit more of the philippines so I went to Palawan. Palawan is so big and you have to take buses or vans to get around so it took a long time to get form point a to point b. Since I only had 2 weeks I started in Puerto Prinecsa then El Nido, TayTay, Pt Barton and then back to Puerto.
I wanted to go the cheap way from Boracay to Palawan so I took a cargo boat. To begin my trip I had to take a boat from Borcay to Caticlan then a 6 hour van to Iloilo. In Iloilo I got on the cargo ship, I thought I would be getting a private room with a bath....oh no. The ship is a real cargo ship!! There were 3 different levels- general public inside, general pblic outside and tourist area wish had on about 40 beds and AC. Not being prepared for this I froze my ass off at night. It was cots with out pillows or blankets but I found out later that you could rent pillows and blankets. I was happy I had my bathsuit wrap with me and my travel pillow so I could use that at night when it was freezing inthe tourist section.
The ship took 2 nights and 1 day to get to Puerto Princesa. On the day journey we stoped in Cujo to drop off cargo so we had about 6 hours to walk around. I walked the city and then meet this wonderful lady her drove me around in her tricycle- for free- just to point out areas of the island. She was so kind and invited me to stay with her and her family for the night but I had already book the ship to go to Puerto.
When I arrived in Pureto I stayed at a cheap hostel-Bundel Inn, it was only 400 pecos for a fan room and it was located close to the area with things to do. The next day I took a van to El Nido. What a beautiful place and clean!! I stayed at Og's guest house. The guest house was right on the water and close to the middle of town. OK it is El; Nido..everything is close.
I went to a few cool places but the best was Lonesome bar. The wall were all red so I had to go in. The people were so friendly and I sat and talked to Giselle (the manager for quite a while) After i went to a local disco adn meet a ladyboy, had a great time with her/him. The next night ladyboy pulled me around town and took me to karokee where she/he sang for me....WOW what an amazing voice!