Category: El Nido

2013 Travel Year: Looking Back


What better way to start the new year than looking back at the travel highlights of the past year? 2013 was a year of stunning scenery and spectacular land and seascapes in my travels. My wife Reizel and I were able to cross a few more items from our travel bucket list. In February I went to California to be with my wife on our wedding anniversary. She was in Silicon Valley at that time for an eight-week business trip. I arrived via a direct MNL-SFO flight on a Friday evening US West Coast time, and after having dinner and a couple hours of rest, we (along with the gang of officemates who were also on business trip) started past midnight on a 750-mile (1,200-kilometer) drive to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

El Nido at Last

Mornings at El Nido
El Nido. The name itself projects an image of lunch on a remote white sand beach, or of a kayak making its way in a wide turquoise lagoon with limestone cliffs towering in the background.


Low Tide at El Nido, Palawan

Day trips don’t get any better than this. As we were in Daet (my hometown) during the Holy Week break in 2011, we went to Calaguas on Black Saturday and were back in Daet by early evening.