goodbye el nido.

It was our final day in El Nido, so we decided to relax and enjoy the island all morning. The morning actually started out quite early, with a sunrise cruise at 5:30AM. It was well worth it. My camera decided to fog up from the inside out, but luckily we had the point and shoot ready.



From the cruise, which was just an hour, we changed into bathing suits and then headed to breakfast. I think, aside from the obvious serene beaches and general relaxation, that I’ll miss the fresh fruit that they offered at every meal the most. OMG, I could live on sweet Filipino mangos. And the pineapple… so sweet! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Anyway, I digress…

We spent a good part of the morning laying on the beach. Well, I laid, J snorkeled. I’m almost done with a good book, “The Book of Joe”. I might have actually finished, but I decided that a couple of cat naps in the sun seemed like a more appealing option this morning.


We left Miniloc around 3:30 and headed to the “airport”. Do you like the security checkpoint? Boarding passes? Baggage transport?




This was our plane:


As someone who flies quite regularly, I could never ever get on a 19 person aircraft again and be completely fine with it. The weather wasn’t great, so it was a turbulent ride.

Overall, a great few days in paradise. Goodbye El Nido…


We’re back in Manila for a couple of days, and then it’s back to reality, which I’m less than looking forward to. After being on an island for a few days, I forgot how crazy Manila is… we landed and it quickly came back as the driver was weaving in and out of traffic.

I already miss the fresh fruits and veggies that were safe to eat on the island… brushing my teeth with bottled water is getting REAL old.

p.s. Did I tell you that there were monkeys on the island? Not kidding, really.


p.s. again, this is a sample of the awkward photo shoot I told you about a post or two ago…