October 20, 2011

Backpacking in Coron: the town and Maquinit Hot Springs (Day 1)

After weeks of itinerary planning, PinayOnFoot and her family finally set foot in Busuanga Airport.

Actual Itinerary - Day 1, Coron town and Maquinit Hot Springs
1410H – arrived in Busuanga Airport
1420H – left the airport
1455H – arrived in Seadive Resort, coffee break, sightseeing and town tour
1645H – left the harbour
1710H – arrived in Maquinit Hot Springs
1805H – left the hot springs
1830H – arrived in Harbour Center

At the arrival area, guests are asked to fill out a short survey form about
their visit in Coron. The tourism information desk has plenty of brochures
and maps. Make sure to get copies especially if you haven’t made
any arrangements prior to your arrival.

Commuting from the airport to Coron town is easy since shuttle service (van) is available at the parking lot of the airport. Travel time takes an average of 30 minutes (I should know because we took that road not only twice but six times!). The fare is Php150 per person per way.

The view on the way to Coron town. Cows are often seen feeding in
these green pastures. (According to our driver, the grass in this
area is from New Zealand).

Airport transfers can also be arranged by your chosen accommodation. We didn't plan on having it arranged since we knew that commuting to Coron town requires very little effort but the helpful receptionist from Busuanga Seadive Resort, the place where we stayed, offered to arrange our airport transfers at the same rate. =) 

October 12, 2011

First time flyer

Stiff neck. It is one of the consequences of flying for the first time, in addition to countless aerial photos (and videos) of the land, sea, and of course, the clouds.

I think all first time flyers, especially those who are not seated by the window, suffer from stiff neck after the flight due to excessive cranking of their necks to get a better of view of the world below. Can you blame us for being fascinated with these views?

My first airplane ride took me to Busuanga Island, Palawan,
the gateway to the enchanting islands of the Calamianes.

October 08, 2011

Regional trade fair showcases the pride and beauty of Bicol

PinayOnFoot is preparing an itinerary for her Albay trip on November; yesterday's visit (for business) to SM Megamall proved to be a perfect timing when she saw this...
OKB-Gayon Bicol 2011 Trade Fair

OKB-Gayon Bicol 2011
, a regional trade fair now on its fifteenth year, features Bicol's the tourist destinations, arts, crafts, cuisine and culture. OKB or Orgulyop Kan Bicol means pride of Bicol, while Gayon is short for magayon which means beautiful.

October 03, 2011

Backpacking in Coron: itinerary planning

(After more than half a year of being in hiatus, PinayOnFoot is back!)

Armed with sun block and snorkeling gears, my family and I flew to Coron for a 4 days and 3 nights trip (but we ended up spending 6 days and 5 nights, not intentionally). 

A glimpse of Calamian Islands from above - Calamian Islands consist of Busuanga, Coron, Culion, Calauit and other minor islands in the province of Palawan. (Oopps, I misspelled my blog URL!)

January 19, 2011

Win a trip to Singapore by joining Discovery Channel’s Living Cities: Singapore contest

Living Cities: Singapore is a six-part series that looks into “what makes a liveable city?” It is aired every Wednesday on Discovery Channel.

To join the contest, you must select five destinations featured in the series and provide a brief explanation (up to 50 words) of why you want to visit these places. At stake are 4 days and 3 nights stay in Singapore, return air-tickets for two and passes to your selected destinations.
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