cliché that such life-altering experience suddenly transform one into a believer of Carpe
Diem and perhaps that’s true. But it is also true that such was ingrained in me from the time I was a child.
Often, we overplan the
future and examine the past in great detail, as if there is a way to
access those two invisible portals. In the process we forget to live in the
Now. And the Now is there is all there ever is. My stepdad taught me that through travel – a concept that seems so relative to events happening at present.
Palawan ain’t called the Philippines’ final frontier for nothing. I have only been to Coron and a few islands off Lusong and Tangat and already I could tell, there is so much to Palawan than the Underground River (which is on my checklist too). Puerto Princesa is a great jump-off base to the 14-kilometer cream shoreline of San Vicente and El Nido’s karst limestone cliffs and serene lagoons.
|Bantayan Island, Cebu. Image credit: Rob Brand of beyondcebu.com|
When I think of Cebu, I think of authentic Lumanog guitars and the most drool-inducing Lechon Anthony Bourdain has ever feasted on. And of course there’s the Edge Coaster Ride at Crown Regency hotel (another bucket list item), the stress-busting shores of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island, and the thrilling shark and manta ray encounters in Malapascua. Wooot!
|Mt. Kinabalu. Image credit: Allan Barredo of Lantaw.com|
and foolishness that bring us closer to the realization of our ultimate
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