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.

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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.

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

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This was our plane:

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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…

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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.

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

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