Day 16 | The Philippines Photos

Cooling off in Singapore, figuratively of course, allowed me to prepare for the next phase of my journey through SE Asia which was taking me to the Philippines to meet up with another friend, Jessica. I had originally planned on doing the Philippines alone as well, but Jess hit me up last minute to tag along and I was more than willing to share the experience with her. We started our journey through the land of a thousand islands in Cebu City, but we tried to spend as little time there as possible. The city is a little seedy, and this was Jess’s first experience with Asia so I wanted to find her a beach STAT. We jetted off to Palawan on day 2 and headed straight for El Nido. From there, we spent a few days exploring Coron Island and the town of Coron, before taking a 15 hour ferry back to Manila and renting a car. We drove through the south of Luzon to Tagaytay, and ending up in Lipa at a wedding in a country club. Not sure how we managed that, but like they say, it’s always more fun in the Philippines.

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El Nido

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Twin Lagoons

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Kayaking around

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Fresh caught lunch

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Island Hopping

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That water though

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We spent 90% of our time in the water

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You know what they say about friend who snorkel together…

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Jessica, be my model!

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No edits. It really is this beautiful

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I still can’t believe this place is real

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The one image that made me go to the Philippines

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Sunset over the beach in El Nido

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Wait, I have to carry my gear where? Barracuda lake is a 50/50 fresh and salt water lake with hot springs near the bottom. It was my first lake dive and it got HOT (and visibility was shit but that is beside the point).

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Finally had a dive buddy with a camera. Thanks Kenny!

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Last dinner together with Kenny

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You sell jalapeño cheetos?!? I’ll take them all.

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Ferry to Manila from Coron

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Who lived in a pineapple next to the sea…

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This is Mt. Taal. A volcano on an island, in a lake, on an island

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A view from our country club wedding

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Dinner at the club

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Found some meows at the People’s Park in the Sky

 

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