The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

Leaving on a Jet Plane – Philippines Here We Come Again


Cruising the Lagoons of Coron Island

Sometimes you just don’t fully appreciate the beauty of a place until you step back and leave it for a while. Palawan is one of those places.

When I look at our travel photos I’m always in awe of its beauty. It’s a place so spectacular it totally commands your senses and envelopes you in the moment. Here, sitting in my living room I’m able to reflect. Frozen in time, the photos on the big screen T.V. allow me to see the details, the lush green of the trees, the vibrant colours of the sea. I can hear the incessant rumble of a boat engine, feel the warm wind pass over my body and feel my heart grow lighter from happiness.

Island Friends

Island Friends

It’s not just the scenery though. People are what make the experience remarkable. Unlike a big city it’s easy to make friends here if you make a sincere effort. It’s these factors and the laid back lifestyle that make us long to return. We’re excited to see ‘the Captain,’ the ‘Fisherman’s Son,’ and the ‘Danes’ again. We know we’ll be ordering the Crab Fried Rice for our first meal at our favourite restaurant, Winnie’s.

The Road Less Taken

The Road Less Travelled. Will we find our piece of land?

Our pasalubong (gifts) are tucked under our snorkeling gear. There’s barely enough room leftover for our clothes and other essentials but we’ve managed to cram everything in. In a few hours we’ll be in the air for the long, exhausting flight to Manila. After such a cold Canadian winter we’re looking forward to that first blast of heat and humidity when we pass through the doors of Nino Aquino International Airport. I wonder what Coron has in store for us this time.

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5 thoughts on “Leaving on a Jet Plane – Philippines Here We Come Again

  1. Enjoy your vacation and have a safe trip.

  2. How do you take photos like that? They look awesome! Mine turns out not very interesting hahaha! – Jon

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  3. Safe journey to you both…and I’m jealous! Can’t wait till I go back (my sister just returned last week after a 2 week trip there). We will definitely make it out to Palawan soon.

    Funny how you talk about that “blast”… you definitely know you are in the Philippines as soon as the airplane doors open, the feel of the air is immediate and completely different.

  4. Here’s hoping you have a great visit. 🙂

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