Puerto Princesa and Honda Bay
After a few horrendous flights (Melbourne-Sydney-Darwin-Manila-Puerto Princesa), we finally arrived in the Philippines on Palawan! We were shattered but went for a walk around the town and ended up dancing with some kids to a massive boombox in the street! It felt good to be back in Asia with tricycles and chaos all about. The Philippines are rather different to the rest of South East Asia though as a Christian country with English as a main language.
The following day, we went island hopping around Honda Bay. It was nice to snorkel and sunbathe after wintery Melbourne!
In the boat on the way back to Puerto Princesa, it started pouring down! Luckily we were already wet from swimming.
Puerto itself wasn’t amazing but it was a good base to get over all the flights, start our journey North up towards El Nido and adjust to the heat and humidity.