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Its been a REALLY long time since my last post on this blog. Life kinda got in the way. I also haven’t had much time to go out and take pictures anymore so thats another reason for the non-posting. Anyways, I found a spare afternoon one day and decided to be like Elmer Fudd and hunt in my backyard. I was trying to hunt for those rabbits that keep visiting and digging in our backyard but I didn’t see them so I opted for birds and bees instead. I propped up a chair in the middle of the backyard and sat there waiting for whatever came in shooting distance. I quite enjoyed the experience of mindlessly shooting everything in sight, although it did leave me with WAAAY too many photos of bird silhouettes flying in the sky…. lol. I managed to find lots of birds but only one bee, hence the title of this post.
“Beautiful Sunset that day”
“Early morning stillness at the Honda Bay docks”
Last day of the Puerto Princesa trip :(
Our last day in Palawan was spent island hopping around Honday Bay. We really only had half a day left because our plane ride back to Manila was at 3:30PM that afternoon, so we had to wake up really early that day so we could maximize our time around the bay and still have enough time to pack and get to the airport. We got to the Honda Bay docks at around 7AM and it was great because there were barely any people there except for the boatmen that worked the boats. Since it was very early, the boat rental office wasn’t even open yet so I just roamed around the docks and took pictures until we got a boat that would take us around the bay. I loved how quiet and calm the dock was, compared to the chaos it was in later in the day.
“Very ominous-looking clouds loom over the Makati skyline”
So I have this thing for taking pictures outside of windows so whenever I see a window I usually gravitate towards it and take pictures of whatever is outside. This particular set of pictures was taken from a window in a high rise building in Taguig. They show the Makati (financial centre of the Philippines) skyline before and during a rain storm. Now, these types of cloud formations are very common in the Philippines, seeing that it is in the tropics. But when I showed these pictures to my friends here in Canada, they thought that there was some big disaster coming; weather extremes are really rare here in Toronto. Although, I wouldn’t really blame them because these clouds do look very ominous and threatening.
“Goodbye Manila! Next stop, Puerto Princesa, Palawan!”
I have always wanted to go to Palawan because friends, who have been there, have been telling me how beautiful this little chain of islands is! They rave about the beautiful sights, the mouth watering seafood feasts, and of course the gorgeous white sand beaches! So I vowed to myself that I will one day get there! It didn’t really matter to me where in Palawan (since I heard that it was nice anywhere; although Amanpulo would have probably been extra nice – someone please sponsor me to go there?? Please???), I just needed to get there!!! Well last year, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to finally travel to Palawan’s provincial capital, Puerto Princesa. I was only there for a weekend but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of that weekend!
This post is about the sights from the plane ride going from Manila to Puerto Princesa. Yes, MORE pictures out of windows…. The flight was about an hour long (I think) and I was peered out the window the entire time taking pictures (except for those occasions when motion sickness creeped in a little). I loved how the sights under the plane became more “remote” and less city-like as the plane travelled from Manila to Puerto Princesa; I have always lived in cities and this was definitely a nice change. I also loved seeing the islands of Palawan pass under the plane; this was such a new experience for me because whenever I had travelled by plane it is usually over the Pacific Ocean and all you can really see is water. I really enjoyed that plane ride to Puerto Princesa, it was the perfect start to a great trip!
This is the first of many more posts about my Puerto Princesa trip! Enjoy the plane pictures as I was en route to Puerto Princesa!