Bullets over Busuanga, Palawan

August 20, 2009: we flew aboard a Cebu Pacific propeller plane to Busuanga, Palawan planning to do nothing but to explore around Coron town and the rest of the Calamian Group of Islands. The place is about an hour of flying away from Manila. I was barely falling asleep when I heard the plane’s captain telling us that we’re about to land at Busuanga airport, then I looked out the window and saw nothing but these beautiful island formations, blue waters, visible shorelines and reefs. “Putang ina ang ganda” is all I can mutter to myself.

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A sea of excitement went through my body while I try to envision what will happen, what will I see and experience in the next 4 days, for it’s almost given that among those group of islands lies some of the finest beaches, cove and canyons, lakes, corals, white sands that will leave a bloke like me with mouth open in awe and a recurring vision of paradise.

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I actually been wanting for the longest road, to pack my backpack and point my direction towards Palawan. Busuanga, where the Calamian group of islands are located (which includes Coron town) is actually located just within the tip point of Palawan and the nearest part to the mainland of Mindoro. But I’m sure this will be just a start of my Palawan sojourn, as I’m pretty sure Puerto Princesa is just there
awaiting my itchy feet and curious mind. But that’s for another planning and saving up to do.

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The flight attendant was wrapping up the “give me a” game, but I didn’t really paid any attention as my concentration was firmly focused on the view outside the plane.

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I was just glad just to sit on a window seat, seeing what I was seeing at that moment and content that I can live a simple life  in order for me to be able to afford such joys of traveling.