S: A Shanksierto family vacation in the Philippines
BC: DEPARTED | PHILIPPINES | 11 FEB 2012
FC: PHILIPPINES 2012 Manila - Boracay - Bohol - Palawan
1: Itinerary | Jan 25 – Depart to Manila; PAL @ 11pm Jan 27 – Arrive Manila @ 6:00 am; St.Giles Hotel in Makati City; Intramuros/Manila Ocean Park Jan 28 – Depart to Boracay via Cebu Pacific @ 9:00 am; The Strand Hotel Jan 31 – Depart to Cebu via Cebu Pacific @ 7:30 am; Oceanjet ferry to Bohol @ 9:30 a.m.; Panglao Regents Park Hotel Feb 1 – Bohol City Tour Feb 2 – Bohol Island Hopping Feb 3 – Depart to Cebu via Oceanjet Ferry @ 7:00 am, Palawan via Cebu Pacific, 11:00 am, Palawan - Puerto Princessa; Royal Oberoi hotel Feb. 4 – Palawan - Underground River Tour; private van to pick us up at 7:00 a.m., Underground River Tour, continue to El Nido; Staying at Entalula Feb. 9 - Depart El Nido @ 5 pm to Manila via ITI Charter; arrive to Manila @ 6pm Feb. 10 – Manila Shopping Day Feb. 11 – Depart to Vancouver via PAL, 1:00 p.m.
2: Intramurros & Manila Ocean Park
4: BORACAY: Boracay is located 315 km south of Manila. In 2012, Boracay was voted best island in the world. It is famous for its' white sand beaches, sunsets and nightlife.
6: Highlights of Boracay included swimming on White Sand Beach, massages on the beach, mango shakes, zorbing, walking around "D-Mall", boating around the island, dinners on the beach, fire dancers at night and our beautiful penthouse at The Strand.
12: Panglao Island | Bohol | 1 FEB 2012
14: City Tour | BOHOL | Mahogany Forest, Chocolate Hills, Butterfly Sanctuary, Loboc River, Baclayon Church, Spanish Blood Compact
17: We started the day tripling on mopeds at 6:30 am and made it in time for dolphin watching despite a flat tire. After that, we went snorkeling at Balicasag Island and had fresh coconut on Virgin Island. We took an intermission for Christian to sleep off his heat stroke while Alicia met the infamous "take me back to MaNILA" child. We finished the day with dinner on Alona Beach.
18: Puerto Princesa | "Anong Pangalan Mo? " | Guapo Guapo!!
19: k. | Royal Oberoi Hotel
20: Ma'm-SIR, HELLOOOO? | "moisture can be felt dripping from the cave throughout your journey. cold water = holy water warm water = holy SH!T"
21: UNDERGROUND RIVER The Puerto Princesa Underground River is located about 50 km north of of Puerto Princesa. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km of navigable underground river. It winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest and was selected as a new natural wonder of the world
22: EL NIDO BOAT TOURS ENTALULA'S ART CAFE NACPAN BEACH MOTORBIKE RIDES (AND CRASHES) KAYAKING LOCAL GUIDES | praying for our safety on the journey to El Nido...
31: Pristine Nacpan Beach | We just had to come back to Nacpan beach a second time, so we rented a private van to take us on our last day. After a day of our "tour guides" drinking rum on the beach, we had to endure a drunk ride to the airport complete with a BrunoMars sing-a-long, but it was all worth it. We made it just in time for our chartered plane back to Manila!
32: Experiencing Filipino Cuisine
33: Farewell Philippines...