Sunny Trip along the Coast of Palawan

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Day three out of four full days. And the sun was finally shining. Perfect weather to drive up the coast. My first destination was the Honda Bay around 30 kilometres north of Puerto Princesa. The bay is famous for some islands with beautiful white beaches which can be reached by chartered boat. A lot of tours are on offer, but it is all the usual same stuff. The prices range in between 600 and 1500 Pesos depending on … Read More

Two Hours in a Philippine Prison and ending up in a Brothel (Part II)

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On Palawan there is not really too much to see. The island has three main attractions: El Nido on the Northern tip of the island and famous for its beaches, the islands in the Honda Bay near Puerto Princesa and the underground river, the longest one in the world. Apart from this the island has beautiful landscapes. And that´s why I was simply driving down the bay around the capital to a small fishing village. I had to … Read More

Two Hours in a Philippine Prison and ending up in a Brothel (Part I)

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Day two of four days on Palawan island. And the sky was extremely cloudy again. But I said to myself that I cannot wait any longer especially as Puerto Princesa does not have much more to offer than the cathedral, the seaside and the market all of which I have already ticked off. I took the risk and drove off to one of the most renowned attractions on Palawan, the so called Palawan Prison and Penal Farm. It … Read More

Exploring Puerto Princesa on a cloudy Day

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Well, my first full day out of four. But the weather was more than cloudy. Dark and deep hanging clouds! And first of all I had to change my hotel. So I could not really start the photo day before 13:00. Basically I wanted to drive to one of the more interesting places outside the town, but the weather forced me to stay here. I did not dare to drive fifty kilometres through the countryside without shelter when … Read More

Impressions of Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island in the Philippines

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Before we come to Puerto Princesa I just have to say a few words on the Philippines starting with: I love the Philippines!. If you have never been to this wonderful archipelago before, it is time now to do so. Not only that the Philippines can boast some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. But in this country you also meet the most friendly and warm hearted people you have hardly ever met anywhere else … Read More