Wednesday, June 15, 2011

happy mordor:coron trip

My friend and I went to Coron last week of May after our defense in ACFJ . Coron island is part of the Calamian group of islands in the northern part of Palawan, Philippines. Its a wedge-shaped limestone island, surrounded by white beaches and seven lakes which are very popular diving and snorkel spot for the tourist.

Our itinerary for this trip is to sleep,bike and swim :). We arrived on the rainy Sunday morning and just slept for the whole day. During the night we took a very relaxing bath at the Maquinit Hot Spring.

The following day we were blessed by a good weather, we rented a mountain bike (25 pesos per hour rent) and just explored around the town proper, market and pier. Its an exhausted day but fun :)

The next 2 days are swimming days weeh! We went island hoping and swim to fresh water lakes, white sand beaches and snorkel in coral gardens.

The beauty that we witness for the past few days reminds me of how lucky we are to have these kind of places in our country. As the saying goes, "take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints", we must give our share to protect it by being responsible tourist. Lets not leave our trash on the place or vandalize the place. Even through these small efforts we can make a big difference and preserve these wonders for the next generation.

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